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Betas, A Great Reason To Get PSN Plus!

Gamers Outlook "When the PSN returns and Sony's welcome back program is underway many of you will find your selves in the boots of us Playstation Plus subscribers, this will probally make you see the many benefits of playstion plus such as online storage,free games, full game trials, free dlc (Killzone Steel & Rain DLC), free themes, avatars and discounts."

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LOGICWINS4788d ago

Well, sort of. Every PSN member gets into most of these betas at some point. Heck, I got into the KZ3 beta due to an Indian PS Store glitch. PS Plus is cool...but I'd rather put that money into an all you can eat subscription service like Netflix.

I care about movies and tv shows WAAAY more than themes, avatars, discounts etc. Btw, Qore should be free. There is NO reason that Sony should be charging people to watch programming that promotes their OWN games. It makes no sense.

Will-UK4788d ago

I do agree their should be more deals on the psn video store especially for psn plus users it would attract more costumers

GamerSciz4788d ago

I have to admit if you plan on getting games that will have DLC, spending $50/year will be more then paid for after about 5 DLC's packs or maybe a few more depending on price range.

Will-UK4788d ago

PSN Plus offers alot of content now definitely worth it, another great feature is online storage

jwk944788d ago

Smh, someone disagreed with you, how is online storage not a good thing?

Will-UK4788d ago

lol guess people don't really like online storage, much I think it will be even better when we have games you can continue on the NGP (if that rumour becomes true).

SmokingMonkey4788d ago

I couldn't spend $5 on the KZ3 map pack without inevitably picking up PS+

and with NGP coming out with PSN (i hope) PS+ is a steal at $50

Will-UK4788d ago

Exactly the NGP will most likely get all the features of plus like full game trials

Darkseeker4788d ago

I wouldn't become a PSN+ members for betas. I think betas aren't really worth it, they're incomplete games and your progress get wiped out when the real game is released.

If I want PSN+, which I am considering, it's for all those juicy discounts.

HeavenlySnipes4788d ago

can influence the retail game by giving feedback. Go to the Sucker Punch forums, do you know how many suggsetions were confirmd to be added to the full game? Without feedback the game would lack all those things. Also, you get to play your favourite games early, can't wait for the Uncharted 3 beta

killyourfm4788d ago

Remember when developers realized that WE were helping THEM test and improve their game? Remember when betas were free? This logic makes no sense.

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Sony shares big new PS Plus stat, but not the one we want to see

PlayStation Plus has improved the split of PS4 and PS5 players on its priciest tiers, but Sony continues to hide total subscriber numbers.

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mandf13d ago

lol acting like it’s equivalent to ms numbers

Mr Logic13d ago

Uh...They're definitely not equivalent.

"Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass service now has 34 million subscribers."

"the total number of PS Plus subscribers across all tiers was 47.4 million"

darthv7213d ago (Edited 13d ago )

That PSN number seems like it should be much higher... especially when you consider that PS4 alone has a sell through of over 117m. To not even be at least half that is rather interesting.

To the XB side, having 34m to an install base of roughly 50m (XBO sell through) or even 85m (360 sell through) is a greater percentage of unit to member ratio than PSN.

bloop13d ago

That's not the "gotcha" you think it is Darth.

darthv7213d ago

^^it's not supposed to be bloop.... it's just an interesting observation.

Einhander197213d ago

darthv72

"That PSN number seems like it should be much higher... especially when you consider that PS4 alone has a sell through of over 117m. To not even be at least half that is rather interesting.

To the XB side, having 34m to an install base of roughly 50m (XBO sell through) or even 85m (360 sell through) is a greater percentage of unit to member ratio than PSN."

Have you ever heard of a PC before? I hear they are pretty popular.

fr0sty12d ago

MS started lumping gold subscribers in with those GP numbers... keep in mind.

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shinoff218313d ago (Edited 13d ago )

What. Definitely more os plus subscribers but that makes sense due to actual console sales

Darth the difference between the bases are huge your right but you gotta think. Ps players buy more games, where as the Xbox base relies on gamepass for their gaming. So it makes perfect sense

darthv7213d ago (Edited 13d ago )

What makes perfect sense though? You say PS players buy more games... so then logically there should be more PS+ subscribers given the increased number of online multiplayer games in the PS4 generation alone. The PS4 was the first time that + was required for online play much like Gold was for 360 users.

Keep in mind we are talking subscribers, not simply XB/PS users. I assume you meant to say offline single player games, which is most likely true as well. That gen also saw a significant increase in games with an online component comparted to the previous gen.

victorMaje13d ago

I for one will be going back to essential at the next renewal. When I feel a game is good & right up my alley, I’ll check trusted reviews & just buy it.

jznrpg13d ago (Edited 13d ago )

I have the top tier until 2028 as they gave me a massive discount for all the years I had left but I’ll most likely go to essential as well. I buy my games but my kids do use the service occasionally. They do prefer to own their games as well since any game can leave the rental service at some point and they don’t like that idea. They mostly use it to demo games then ask me to buy games if they really like it.

RedDevils13d ago

For me, I will cancel it all together but unfortunately I still have it till 2030 lol

meganick13d ago

I would like to see Sony add a fourth tier of PS Plus for people who just want to be able to play games online without any of the perks like monthly games, store discounts, or anything like that, and it should cost $20 annually, $30 maximum. There’s no way I’m paying $80 just to play games online. Even the original $60 fee was too much, and I would often wait for sales to re-up my subscription.