Are you one of those clever PlayStation gamers who took advantage of PS Now’s $59.99 annual subscription offer to get PS Plus Premium at half the price? Good for you, but maybe not so much for anyone else, as Sony has seemingly killed the promo by breaking the purchase process on the official PlayStation Store.
While links shared by IGN and other publications suggest that the deal may still be active, you might run into a generic error message (“something went wrong”) during checkout that prevents the 12-month subscription offer for PS Now from going through. Sony has also removed the thumbnail for this option from its subscriptions page, an indication that it really wants gamers to pay the intended price.
PS Plus will be available for $17.99 monthly, $49.99 quarterly, and $119.99 yearly when it launches later this year. “PlayStation Now customers will migrate over to PlayStation Plus Premium with no increase to their current subscription fees at launch,” confirmed Jim Ryan, President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment.
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UPDATE April 4, 3:45 PM ET: The PS Now stack method for saving PS Plus Premium no longer works.
PlayStation users are currently getting as much as six years worth of PlayStation Plus Premium at what is effectively half price. First spotted by @Wario64 on Twitter, and verified by our deals team @IGNDeals, you can still buy 12-months’ worth of PS Now using a specific link on your web browser. This will auto-convert to 12-months of PS Plus Premium at no extra cost when it launches in June.
Sony had previously blocked the option to buy more than 1-month of PS Now. But, this workaround link is still live, for now, and PlayStation users have been quick to stack up as many years of PS Now as they can, ready for the 1:1 conversion in June. As far as we know, you won’t be punished for loading up on PS Now. It’s likely going to get shut down soon, so if you are going to take advantage, you better do it soon.