[email protected] writes: So I know a lot of you have seen Playstation Plus and wondered, “Should I get that?”. Well I have the answer for you right here!
PS Plus is for people who really like to spend money. Dont get more wrong. I love discounts but paying for discounts is a little bit of a contradiction. The automatic downloads does tempt me though but I will need more features before I buy into PS plus. (ie cross game chat)
"I love discounts but paying for discounts is a little bit of a contradiction." You couldn't have put that ANY better. That statement perfectly defines what Playstation Plus is. What would make me buy PS Plus is Home Rewards. If they assigned money values to trophies and that money was transferrable to buy things in Home...I'd buy PS Plus in a heartbeat.
PS+ is more than discounts.
With PS plus you will get Killzone 3 beta test game exclusive (if you subscribe now). Also you will get GOW 1&2 full game demo for 1 hour. It's worth every penny. @below. How come? I live in The Netherlands so maybe thats why I got it first?
I haven't received the KZ3 beta. So Fuck plus!
It's not a contradiction.. it's a marketing strategy !!! (I don't say it's good or not...) In other words, you give money now to have some discount later which on is own make no sense... But what you gain by doing that it's somes goodies... extra... You have to be sure that the discount will equal the 50$ + $$$ to buy the game itself... I still believe that they don't give enough... they really push the psp with all these minis free...
That is rather short-sighted. I paid maybe 18$ for 3 months of PS+ and got well over 50$ in discounts. Only thing they should have added IMO is a video-purchasing reward system, based off points or something, or dropping a free download for every 10 episodes purchased.
@chainer Thats kind of what the playstation rewards program is, and as a plus member, you can join the beta testing for the program.
And actually, some users received more than $50 in content. Like all DLC's from Fallout 3 for free, was a good deal and other stuff.
Do you continue to own that DLC after your subscription period is over?
I got a few games for "free" plus Qore for a year avatars and Dynamic themes for free. Add-ons for free. It's not just discouts. It's well worth it.
You have clearly never used PS+ if you think all you get is discounts. I've been a member since it launched, and the only thing I ever bought was the discounted RDR Undead Nightmare DLC. I've received more than enough to warrant my purchase and then some. But I do have to say they better follow up with the new features thing they spoke about. That's one thing I'm excited to find out.
I bought the PS3 Plus service for 3 months. Within those 3 months, I got 2 Oddworld Games for free (10$ normally, each), Crash Bandicoot CTR and Cortex Strikes back for a total of ~8$ off, several Qores, free themes, and tons of minis and discounts of games I would have bought at full price. Also, reduced price on RDR: Zombie expansion, as well as several other games I was super interested in. It is 100% dependent upon whether or not you are going to be buying the discounted games. For me, it has paid for itself twice over at this point. Only complaint: I wish you could accumulate points for Video purchases for free rentals or purchases. There is no incentive to buy whole seasons as there is no price reduction. Ive spent easily over 200$ on Video media alone, probably 80$ on DLC, and 50 on PS1/2 games.
PS Plus is more than a service for people that like to spend money. Its also for people that like to play betas, and get free stuff. I've been pretty pleased with the service so far. Recently Plus members were gifted both Oddworld games valued at $20. Not to mention every week a PSP mini or three are given away. Playstation Plus is for people who like to play games. I barely have enough time to keep up! ;-)
I love Playstation plus because you will save alot of money in the long run and all the content you will get is easily over 100 dollars... plus you get into betas and save on new games and map packs as well as free Qore which often sucks but when a big game comes out you get alot of scoops and downloads. I have been in the assasins creed, killzone3, and dead space betas, and have gotten over 20 great games out of the 40 that i have recived so far... my advise is if you like ps2 and ps3 games its a no brainer... also if you like themes and avatar colecting its a good investment.. However if you are broke or expect a little big planet every month... dont bother with ps plus!
plus is for anyone who wants to pay for good discounts and games so leave them be ffs .
I have received enough discounts to more than justify the cost.
I have been highly dissapointed in playstation plus. They could have made it awesome, by adding features to enhance my online gaming. Instead I pay them to give me discounts on shit I've owned for a long time already.
Stop pretending having a ps3/being a gamer, you don't have ps+ dumb Xfanboyliar.
They've delivered on every promise so far. I'm very happy with plus. Sorry you're not. That's a shame.
i like ps plus A LOT. before ps plus i had not bought or downloaded anything from the store. there were a ton of games i wanted i just never wanted to spend the money. well i decided to spend the money for it and give it a try and signed up for the 12 month with 3 months free and the service is great. i know people complain that "your paying to pay for discounted items" well yes, thats true to some extent. ive got to play games like critter crunch and wipeout, betas like killzone 3, dead space 2 and assassins creed, free dynamic themes, playstation rewards beta, auto downloads, avatars, minis, cheaper dlc and cheaper psone games. i really cant complain.
PS+ is for Playstation fans or those who don't plan on buying games often but do enjoy playing them. With PS+ you get about 2 or 3 new free games a month, which would keep some more "casual" gamers, in the more literal meaning, busy for a while without having to purchase any retail/full games. PS+ is worth it, but completely optional. I personally love being a PS+ member, free stuff is always good. But I do believe it has TONS of growing to do. If you were a normal gamer (not a PS Fan or "Casual" gamer), I'd tell you to wait for maybe a year or so until they bring more features to it like they promised.
Sony has done a better job then the competition with its online service with the improvements from its online service last gen with the ps2 & this gen with the ps3. Sony has been just making it better & better with updates & honestly in my opinion u get more bang for your buck with playstation plus then u ever will with xbl. Unless u think cross chat & custom soundtracks is worth $60 a year then u really are on crack lol.
Many say PS+ "free" games/contents and discounted games are worth more than $50. But it does not mean all stuff offered by PS+ have any interest to everyone. For myself, I have been watching PS+ contents and very few of them have any interest to me. So, PS+ it not worth $50/year to me. It's like given a free game that you are not interested to play. So, free or not, it has no value. My opinion is unless you are interested in the "free" contents and discounts offered by PS+, the service is not for you.
Well said, if you like it you like it, if not don't get it. I personally have it and like it, already got over $80 in content and games that I've used. My bro has a PSP so he gets the PSP content, thats 2 happy people. Not to mention the Betas I've gotten into and the Dead Nation Discount coming up (YES). But not everyone wants this kind of stuff, and I'm being serious. But those people shouldn't put down Plus like MandatoryInstall does all the time cause he has nothing better to do.
Plus is not for me. I rarely buy stuff from the PS Store and if I do it usually isn't Plus discounted.
Exactly! Plus is for those who are constantly buying new games from the PSN network, as well as DLC and Beta access to some fun games. Also, free 60 minute trials are fun. It's certainly not worth it for everyone, but that's why it's optional! You still get the same priority in online matchmaking and download speeds as everyone else, just not the discounts.
Read the article it's exactly right, Plus is directed at people who rarely purchase stuff from the PSN. I'm one of those people, I've purchased maybe 5 games from PSN. There just aren't enough games that make me want to spend full price on them. However, with PS+, I've played some great games that I never would have touched. I think of it like this; I spent $15 on FFXIII and spent 60 hours forcing myself to complete a very mediocre game. I spent $50 on PS+ and have well over 60 hours of play time on games that I thoroughly enjoyed. What's the better deal here? For me it's PS+ because I still feel like that $15 for FFXIII was a waste of time and money. The extra discounts and betas are just icing on the cake for me. There are so many games I never would have touched before, but I'm so happy I was able to play them. Critter Crunch was a blast for me! I'm so sick of Tetris type clones, but this was actually a fun game.
PS+ is for me. I got Falout3 DLC, AC:B and KZ3 betas and that could pay for all the year. Yet, they are still adding content. I'll have to replace the HDD soon.
PS+/XBLA GOLD Pay More to Pay Less, later, maybe.
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