Happy Birthday Canada — and PlayStation Plus too apparently. Sony announced this week that their premium gaming service that offers PlayStation consumers access to early demo, free and discounted games, full game trails and more, has just turned one year old. To celebrate the occasion, Sony has decided to give new subscribers, and those wishing to renew their membership, additional bonus months for a limited time.
On now and lasting until July 11th, PlayStation users who go online and purchase a PlayStation Plus membership will get the following bonus time:
– Buy a 1 year subscription and get 3 bonus months
– Buy a 3 month subscription and get 1 bonus month
That’s 15 months of premium PlayStation Plus membership for the price of 12 months for the annual subscription, or 4 months for the price of 3 months for the shorter-term subscription.
If you’re curious to find out more about what the PlayStation Plus has to offer, check out my E3 write-up from last year. Our own Tech Blogger Graham Williams also wrote a great article giving his reasons on why he subscribes to PlayStation Plus.
A one-year subscription to PlayStation Plus costs $49.99, and a three-month subscription costs $17.99. Subscriptions can be purchased by entering the PlayStation Store and payment can be made via credit card or through purchasing a pre-paid PSN card (see the $20 cards here, and $50 cards here on Futureshop.ca).
As an example of the benefits PlayStation Plus offers gamers, this week alone saw the release of the Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Multiplayer Beta (free and exclusive to PlayStation Plus), as well as 50% off games such as Dead Space Ignition, Deathspank, Shank, Tetris, and more.