One Year of PS Plus Value In Free Games: $1854.86

GR: Sony is celebrating one full year of PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection, and posted the image above showcasing all 64 free games offered since Instant Game Collection launched.

That's a lot of games for subscribing to PlayStation Plus for just $49.99 a year. This got me wondering... just how much does that $49.99 get you in value? Now that I had all of the free games offered right before my very eyes, a little bit of lazy Googling and lazier mathematics through an Excel spreadsheet I whipped up gave me the answer I was looking for.

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Nitrowolf21941d ago

Indeed, and even factoring in used games, if every game on the list cost $1 it would still be $64 total.

TrendyGamers1941d ago

Taking that one step further, if each was $10, it'd be $640.

badboy7761941d ago

My PS Plus Subscription just expired last week. I purchased it last year after Sony's E3 Press Conference. My question is should I renew it now or wait until the PS4 releases?

majiebeast1941d ago (Edited 1941d ago )

August of Europe there was a leaked list that said we are getting DMC and little kings story. That list has been spot on so far. Its worth it just for the ps3 games its still getting.

Roper3161941d ago

@ badboy I would renew now this way any new IGC games that may expire by the time the PS4 releases you will have access to them once the Gaikai streaming kicks in with the PS3 games. jmo

ExPresident1941d ago


Just renew it. It compounds and will still work on PS4, plus like Roper316 said, you'll still have it when they start using Gakai to stream PS3 titles.

PeaSFor1941d ago

meanwhile on 360.....Cricket sounds.

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MajorLazer1941d ago

I am in love with PS+. Best service in history, hands down. A mere £12 or £40 for a onslaught of AAA games = one happy gamer :D I have stuck with Sony since the birth of the PlayStation brand and not one day have I regretted that decision. PS4 looks to be the greatest ever launch of a console :'D

The_Con-Sept1941d ago

Xbox live is looking more and more like a whaleshark.

Sitdown1941d ago

Can you explain this further? I just bought a subscription card, and was going to sit on it until November. I don't have much hdd space on my ps3, as I never upgraded the 60gb.

slapedurmomsace1941d ago

@sitdown. Aww man you're screwed. You can't have a 60 gig with ps+. You'll miss way to much. I have the 160 gig and I'm frustrated to the point I'm ordering a 750 gig next Friday.

Ritsujun1941d ago

PS+, at the moment, offers 5 to 6 free games per month. That's 60+ free games per year.
Lots of discounts.
1GB cloud storage for PS3, 1GB cloud storage for PSVITA.
Auto firmware/gamepatch update. Auto gamesave upload.
Free themes, free avatars.
Access to closed betas and early demos.
Full game trials.

It seems that PS+ will be offering 3 PS4 games for free on PS+ at PS4 launch.
I'm expecting 7 to 8 free games per month after the launch of PS+ on PS4.

ravenl0rd1941d ago

PS Plus is still a great service for a 60GB. You can "buy" the games when they are free and you can download them whenever. Just clear out the space for each game you want to play and download them. Wash and repeat.

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t0mmyb0y1941d ago

I'm on my second subscription already. Def worth it.

ZodTheRipper1941d ago

^I'm starting my third year this septemberr. It's the only subscription I'm happy to pay because there is something interesting every week.

medman1940d ago

I'm struggling to understand why, if you only have the money for one console, anybody would touch the Xbox One. There is absolutely no comparison. Better hardware, better first party developers, full indie support, reasonable next gen pricing, PsPlus, all from a company that seems to be doing everything possible to show gamers it understands what we want. PS4. There is no other.

komp1941d ago

No one can complain about that. Even if you only got 2 AAA games a year for free makes it worth while.

sdozzo1941d ago

I like it but you're renting not getting.

2pacalypsenow1941d ago

Thats the same for everything , You rent the internet, you rent cable television, your rent food and drinks :-b

Monkeysmarts1941d ago

That's a long ass rental period then.

brave27heart1941d ago

How exactly are you renting food and drink?!?

I buy it. Its mine. I can do what I want with it. It isnt taken away from me at any point.

Internet and cable tv subscriptions are rentals but food and drink? You're doing something wrong mate.

Major_Glitch1940d ago

@brave27 He was joking about the food and drink part.
OT: Speaking of jokes, Xbox Live is a joke. How do I know this? My subscription is still active.:-S Time to cancel Live, and put that money towards a Plus account.

Foliage1940d ago

You also rent any game that relies on "the cloud".

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badboy7761941d ago (Edited 1941d ago )

Best service Ever!

Anon19741941d ago

No one complaining yet that you don't actually "own" the games, you're just renting. I'm impressed.

I've got a tonne of great games on my harddrive (and on my Vita) I can play anytime and all it costs me is $50 a year. That's what it boils down to I don't own the TV shows and Movies on Netflix either, but it doesn't mean it isn't worth every penny to me. PSN+ is an amazing service.

clearelite1941d ago (Edited 1941d ago )

At lest they are on your own HD in this case.

Though I prefer owning physical copies of many games, I still think PS+ is a great value.

Lets not forget the discounts on games you purchase and all the other bonuses.

chrismichaels041941d ago

That is pretty damn impressive. Sony once again proved the haters wrong and turned the PS Plus program into the most successful gaming content service available today. I've been a satisfied PS Plus member since day #1 and I look forward to continuing enjoying this great service through the next generation and beyond.

Automatic791941d ago

Impressive indeed in terms of games. Just sucks that many sony gamers out there are clueless about online multiplayer gaming fees coming to the new generation. Which are hidden behind the psn plus. I have already encountered a few who were caught off guard.

chrismichaels041940d ago

@MichaelLito - How is the multipayer "hidden" behind PSPlus? Jack Tretton made a point to highlight it during the Sony E3 show. And during all the post E3 interviews, Jack never beat around the bush and directly answered all questions in regards to adding MP to the Plus service. I personally don't agree with it, but I certainly can't say Sony is trying to hide or deceive anyone like you are trying to imply.

I can understand after a fantastic E3, many Sony gamers were so excited that some of them didn't have a chance to process all of the exciting information Sony bombarded us with. But like you mentioned in an earlier conversation, when you do remind them about the MP feature in PSPlus, their reactions are usually "oh, big deal. PSPlus is a great service worth getting anyway".

PSPlus has already proven itself to be a popular and successful service...even without the addition of MP. $1900 worth of free games alone justifies being a Plus member. That's why the majority of gamers were already planning on continuing PSplus through the PS3, Vita and PS4. This is something to be excited about. Sorry bud, but If your looking for an excuse to nitpick and criticize Sony, your going to have to come up with a better reason.

Foliage1940d ago

Yeah, Sony was up front about the paywall (unlike the Xbox; only the case for paid to play multiplayer games; versus Xbox having even netflix behind the paywall).

Contrast that with Microsoft making no reference to their 24 hour check-in, no used games; always needing to be connected Kinect.

At E3 those policies were still their plan; but they did not mention it.

first1NFANTRY1941d ago

Isn't it!? This is real value for money. I love free stuff but I'm down to subscribe when the ps4 launches.

hellzsupernova1941d ago

Love plus I love it too much! Upgrading my ps3 hdd to one terabyte! Upgrading my ps4 hdd to a terabyte straight out of the box

LackTrue4K1941d ago

I wonder if this will be mark as off topic....but.

With all the downloading of great and free games, can they be send/saved to an external hard drive?! And that way, I can travel to a friends/family house with it and play my games off that hard drive after I only log in on his ps3/4? I would love that Convenience.

jamz41941d ago (Edited 1941d ago )

Not on ps3 at least - I tried to do it when I was running low on free space

Groo1941d ago (Edited 1941d ago )

you can log on to your psn account on your friends PS3 buy creating your PSN ID on your friends PS3 and download all your PS+ games onto your friends PS3 and play them. No need to toat around your hardrive, I've done this on my daughters PS3

If he has the Hardrive space that is.. you can log on to your PSN account on any PS3 and download anything game you've already downloaded onto a different PS3. Im not sure if PS+ games require an internet connection or not for some, I can play Xcom offline (thank God) but some titles I can not, Vanquished being one of them.

MizTv1941d ago

Well you get what you pay for

BitByter1941d ago

Who the fuck is disagreeing with that statement? Oh yeah, the same people who think Xbox Live Gold is a value.

imdaboss11941d ago

renew it to get more free games..when the ps4 comes just transfer it..i love my playstation plus

fardan851941d ago (Edited 1941d ago )

absolutely amazing, I'm stuffed with games on vita + ps3, I can't play everything I get. PS+ is the best service a gamer can get.

I wonder how many "but you only play the game while your subscription is valid" comment will be posted in this article.

Well, fanboys can hate and disagree as much as they want. I, and the rest of ps+ subscribers will enjoy our "rental" games.

CalvinKlein1941d ago (Edited 1941d ago )

HOw much is halo 3, fable 3, and Assassin's creed 2 worth?

I got PS+ for just for the vita games when they started doing that. I eventually started looking at the ps3 games too and my favorite one i got for ps3 has been sleeping dogs. I got it a while ago and it is a recent game and really good.

IAmLee1941d ago

and yet xbox 'fanboys' still say it isn't worth it.. Geniuses. :')

Groo1941d ago

I've been hearing Xbox fanboys also claiming recently that the Hardware and specs don't matter as well.. all Delusions..

RedHawkX1941d ago

xbox live sucks ars. sorry guys but ps3 and ps4 ps plus is the way to go if you are a gamer with a brain

Oh_Yeah1940d ago

As close as you can get to pirating without pirating... Sony I lub yew.

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Sev1941d ago

PlayStation Plus pays for itself, with $1800 left in change coming back to you.

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dbjj120881941d ago

If only everything worked like this.

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Majin-vegeta1941d ago

Thats $1854 i can blow on strip clubs and beer ;D.
PS+ is the besf deal on consoles anywhere.

Snookies121941d ago

You know what? I'm going to crack open a beer and purchase another 3 months of PS+ right now.

RedHawkX1941d ago

yep you can make some insurance payments etc and go on a vacation with that money. to bad xbox fanboys dont get this value and only go deeper in dept because they refuse to get the best console ps4 and ps3

Godmars2901941d ago

That price is based on day-one release, not what those games are worth now. So its invalid.

Still, if they were all $10, $680 worth of game is still a bargain at $49.

WildArmed1941d ago

Exactly, the price for each game was very forgiving. 60$ for every retail game? What? Most of the games weren't 60$.

But none of that will undermine the value PS+ gives thou, you will easily exceed your initial invest. The games you get (as long as your are a PS+ member)are easily 3x-5x times the initial investment.

kingPoS1941d ago (Edited 1941d ago )

Heh heh I keep forgetting that not everybody's been on + since 2010. (November for me) PS+ literally overtook my HDD. I've had to upgrade on multiple occasions. lol