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PlayStation Plus Delivered Big Savings Throughout 2011

If you weren't a PlayStation Plus member in 2011, you definitely missed out.

Today, Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) revealed that the subscription service delivered over $1,200 in total savings during the year.

The service also offered more than 17 free free games for the PlayStation 3, 132 PS3 game discounts, 43 full game trials, 6 early access demos, and access to 4 beta tests. Throughout 2011, members benefited from discounts of up to 80% on everything from exclusive game content to promotional programs (PSN PLAY, PSN Gamers' Choice Awards, Only On PSN, Summer Sale, Fall Sale, and Holiday Collection). Said Brandon Stander, SCEA Director of PlayStation Network Marketing:

"It's been exciting to see such positive feedback from the PlayStation Community as we've offered free games such as Plants vs. Zombies, full-game trials like Red Dead Redemption and early access to the highly anticipated UNCHARTED 3: Drake's Deception Multiplayer Beta -- all for just over $4 a month. At the end of the year the total value in free games and discounts offered to PlayStation Plus subscribers will be more than $1,200, and that doesn't include the convenience and access to features such as automatic updates and online game saves. Now, as we head into 2012, we're looking to expand and evolve PlayStation Plus to give subscribers even more savings and exclusive deals."

PS3 game discounts included Resident Evil: Code Veronica X HD and Limbo, Plus gave you early access to the Killzone 3 single-player demo, and let's not forget about the Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception beta.

So, are you a member yet?

Tags: ps plus, playstation plus, plus numbers, plus savings

12/8/2011 10:13:47 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (21 posts)

thedaini
Thursday, December 08, 2011 @ 10:48:11 AM
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Yep! I tried it out for free after the PSN outtage, and they've kept convincing me to re-up.

Oddly enough, when it first launched all I could think was "That sounds stupid, why would I want to pay for PSN when it's free."

All the discounts and free games have definately made it worth it.

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Mr Bubbles IGR
Thursday, December 08, 2011 @ 11:30:16 AM
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I signed up for ps+ the same week it came out. Paid for 1 year and received an extra 3months free. Didnt buy much, basically just for the beta's and game trials.

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Killa Tequilla
Thursday, December 08, 2011 @ 3:44:03 PM

Yea me too, some free avatars and some free games, never really purchased much, if anything at all but you bet your @ss i will get plus again. If i dont have all the futures plus brings me i feel like im missing alot. Its like using cheap oil on your car, then you get brand oil, your engine just cant go back!

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LegendaryWolfeh
Thursday, December 08, 2011 @ 7:34:05 PM

Got the one year, 3 months. and the extra 3 months for the psn outage ;) 50$ for 1.5 years...nice

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Helghast
Thursday, December 08, 2011 @ 11:38:38 AM
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I was an early adopter and with the 3 free moths offered at the time of purchase, and the free moths because of the outage I am still on my original subscription. My subscription will be running out any day now so I have to hurry and re-new it. So worth the $50 a year.

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slugga_status
Thursday, December 08, 2011 @ 11:45:25 AM
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Been a Plus member since it started and I have to say I love it. So many free games they give you and the discounts are money savers for sure.

Then the new features for Plus like Cloud Storage and Automatic Updates just make it that much better. If you spend a lot of time on your PS3 and don't have Plus you are truly missing out..

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JDC80
Thursday, December 08, 2011 @ 12:49:01 PM
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I'm leaning towards 3 month plan. I really liked it when I got it free for that month.

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Killa Tequilla
Thursday, December 08, 2011 @ 3:45:03 PM

Its cheaper if you just get a year.

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Codeez
Thursday, December 08, 2011 @ 1:39:49 PM
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Yes, and it's a great service. I've stocked up on a boatload of free games for myself. Here recently they have had some classic ps1 games for free like spyro and crash bandicoot that keep my little sister entertained when I watch her. The added benefits of the discounts and early access to other things have made it so worthwhile.

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CrusaderForever
Thursday, December 08, 2011 @ 2:08:39 PM
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I am going to have to buy into this. I have $50, but want Trine 2 so bad. After the fall line up I am on a strict budget. It would so rule if they offered Trine 2 free for plus members, sold! I also want those KZ3 map packs free! :)

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 08, 2011 @ 2:14:45 PM
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I got it the day it came out and I've been very happy with the service. I've also noticed those on my friends list becoming Plus members this past year. People complain that it offers games they don't want (World) but I've played and really enjoyed a lot of games I normally wouldn't have played thanks to being a Plus member.

Plus the cheap DLC and the automatic save/update feature is great. I love booting up my PS3 and seeing all my recent save files have been uploaded to the Cloud service and any game updates have already been downloaded.

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Axe99
Thursday, December 08, 2011 @ 2:57:11 PM

That's the ticket Vertigo - PS+ is awesome for people that enjoy playing lots of different types of games, and don't mind trying something they might not necessarily buy. I loved Stacking and Magic, and wouldn't have bought them if not for plus. With the discounts (40% off Under Siege at launch!) and other free stuff, easily made it worth it for me, but could also see it not being for everyone (which isn't a bad thing, very little beyond water, air and food is :)).

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BikerSaint
Thursday, December 08, 2011 @ 5:36:15 PM
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At first I wasn't too sure about the PS+'s worth, but after Sony gave us that free month during their "Welcome Back" promotion, I was liking what I was seeing, so I upped twice for the 3 month plans just in case that I decided it wasn't for me.
But since then, I've re-upped once again, but this time I got the 12 month plan.

Gotta say, I've been loving all the free games I've gotten, Crash, Spyro, Tomb Raider, Hydrophobia 2, even a few of those mini's etc.

And with all those other special deals, special deals & percentage-off deals(and as much as I hate digital D/L's), I still picked up another bunch of gaming steals that I probably would've never tried otherwise.

Plus another added bonus beside the Cloud service, for me is that I also get Qore included for free too, and that also usually has some kind of PSN store freebie every month for me.

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SonyPuppy
Monday, December 12, 2011 @ 5:50:12 PM

Been a Plus member since launch, and loved all the stuff I've gotten, just sucks that Spyro isn't on the Aussie PSN Store, reall wanna play them again and from the sounds of it I would have had em free just like Crash. Definately worth the subscription.

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LaasYaNir
Thursday, December 08, 2011 @ 7:25:24 PM
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Been a Plus member since the start. The discounted (and free) titles we are given have actually been awesome at turning me onto new gaming genres. I'll be reupping every year.

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Akuma07
Thursday, December 08, 2011 @ 9:07:15 PM
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Wasn't an early adopter, didnt really like the idea of it to be honest, but I agree with the vast majority of people, once I tried it I was convinced to keep it.

I really do enjoy all the free games and avatars and stuff, half of my PSN games are from having a Plus account.

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___________
Friday, December 09, 2011 @ 2:58:36 AM
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thats exactly why im not renewing my subscription when it expires.
its not worth it at all, all they give you is discounts on games and the rare "early" beta access.
what if you dont buy PSN games?
and not really "early" access when its only by a week, i mean really, your going to pay 100 bucks just to get a extra week in a beta?
eh, would not surprise me to be honest, ive always said people have more money then brains!
like this guy my nan lives next door to he bought a ferrari 458 a few weeks ago
and his house is a sh*t hole!
why the ^%$# would you go spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on a ferrari when you could use that money to do your house up?
the guy does not even have air con!

aaaaaaaaaaaaanyway only thing i would use out of + is early beta access, but its not really worth it, most of them are only a week before the public gets it.
yea 100 bucks for 1 week so worth it!
if they had private betas where you had to be a + member once every few months or something then ok id be worth it, but they rarely open it up to plus, and when they do its only shortly before everyone else.

i dont use the discounts either because i rarely buy PSN games simply because i dont have time to play all my retail games, let alone digital ones!
and i cant afford to waste 4+GBs of my download usage on a game i have no idea ill even like.
hell, i bought joe danger on release and ive played about 20 minutes of it!
what a waste!

they need to change the subscription, or at least make 2 sepperate offers.
most people wont use all the discounts because 99% of the games discounted will either be games there not interested in, or like me just dont buy PSN games.
so your paying for something your not going to use.
they should do a rewards program, or something where instead of just getting discounts you get things you would not get otherwise.
and not once every 6 months like the betas have been!
id be cool if they did a rewards program like EB has now.
at EB every game you buy you get 1 point per dollar spent, build up enough points and you get rewards, like vouchers, birthday offers, access to exclusive events, early access into sales.
id be cool if they did the same thing, every game you buy on ps3 you get x PSN points, and every game you plat you get x PSN points, and every game you buy on vita you get x PSN points.
build them up and you get exclusive offers.
something worthwhile people paying for, not just paying for discounts.
not worth me paying you 100 dollars, then you giving me coupons to the value of 500 dollars on things im not going to purchase in the first place.
yea its 5 times what i paid, but whats the point if im not going to use them?
you would not give a guy a coupon for free manicure and pedicure for a year now would you?

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Rogueagent01
Friday, December 09, 2011 @ 10:12:40 PM

One major flaw with your post is the price. It is not $100 it is $49.99 for a year or $17.99 for 3 months. Plus you get one free game a month, 2 minis, along with other little freebies as well. I've seen too many people call it a coupon service and it just shows you don't know how the service actually works.

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___________
Saturday, December 10, 2011 @ 9:03:31 AM

and one major flaw with your post is the states is not the only country in the world.
as much as $ony would have you think it is!

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Underdog15
Friday, December 09, 2011 @ 11:36:19 AM
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I love plus. Definitely worth it for me.

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Rogueagent01
Friday, December 09, 2011 @ 10:16:00 PM
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I bought into the service within a minute or two of it being available on the PS Store and have yet to be disappointed. It is well worth the money. As many of the others stated it opened my eyes to games I would have never bought. Critter Crunch is one such game, I thought it looked good when it came out but I thought it was overpriced. Then I got it for free one month and I loved it, even though I still think it was overpriced.

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