Indian prices for the brand new PlayStation Plus have been revealed. The highest tier, PlayStation Plus Deluxe – which offers game trials and a catalog of games from the PS3, PS2 and PS1 era – will come in at Rs. 849 per month, Rs. 2,299 for three months, and Rs. 5,749 per year. The middle tier, PlayStation Plus Extra – which gives you access to hundreds of PS4 and PS5 games – will cost Rs. 749 per month, Rs. 1,999 for three months, and Rs. 4,999 for one year. This leaves the base PlayStation Plus Essential tier – online multiplayer access and two PS4 games and one PS5 game each month – which remains at the current PS Plus price: Rs. 499 per month, Rs. 1,199 per quarter and Rs. 2,999 per year.
Sony India quietly updated its PlayStation Plus homepage overnight Monday, with the new price and June 22 date which was revealed last week. Oddly, it states that “PlayStation Plus will change on June 22nd and merge with PlayStation Now”, even though it is well known that PS Now is not available in India and Sony has no plans to do so yet. bring here. In its global rollout plans, Sony added 11 European regions to the list of countries and territories where cloud streaming access is available, but India was nowhere to be expected. This is also why India gets PS Plus Deluxe, which doesn’t offer cloud streaming, unlike PS Plus Premium in other regions.
PS Plus Deluxe is also more affordable than PS Plus Premium, as Sony promised. For example, in the US there is a 20% price difference between PS Plus Extra ($14.99 per month) and PS Plus Premium ($17.99 per month). While in India, the difference between PS Plus Extra (Rs. 749 per month) and PS Plus Deluxe (Rs. 849 per month) is just over 13%. It should also be noted that PS Plus is more affordable in regions like India where purchasing power is lower as opposed to those like the United States. Three months of PS Plus Extra in India (Rs 1,999) is roughly equivalent to three months of PS Plus Essential in the US ($24.99).
Still, the all-new PS Plus costs significantly more in India than its biggest rival, the Xbox Game Pass. However, when it comes to long-term plans, PS Plus has the edge. Following price cuts, Xbox Game Pass – access to a catalog of over 400 Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Xbox Series S/X games – costs Rs. 394 per month, Rs. 1,049 for three months, and Rs. 2,099 for six months. If you want online multiplayer, access to the PC catalog and EA Play, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate comes in at Rs. 499 per month, Rs. 1,499 for three months, Rs. 2,999 for six months, Rs. 5,999 per year, and Rs. 11,999 for two years. While Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is much cheaper than PS Plus Deluxe on a monthly basis, PS Plus Deluxe is slightly cheaper if you go for the full year.
Of course, these are not equivalent subscriptions. While Xbox Game Pass offers new Xbox Game Studios titles from day one at no additional cost, Sony has only committed to older releases such as Returnal, Spider-Man: Remastered, and Spider-Man: Miles Morales being on PS Plus Extra and PS Plus Deluxe. On top of that, while we have a full understanding of the Xbox Game Pass catalog, we don’t have that kind of clarity with the new PS Plus. Hopefully, we won’t have to wait until June 22 to learn more about Sony’s “700+ games” promise.
The brand new PlayStation Plus will launch on June 22 in India.