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PSN+ content detailed and priced (locally)

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The PSN premium service that was announced at E3 is going live on the 29th of June and we finally have the full details that were withheld from us at E3 and the good news is that the content on offer is better than expected.

First up the price… We heard it was $49.99 but that means nothing to us lot in the Southern Hemisphere, out pricing is worse than that but still manageable.

Price in brackets is for a 3 month option

South Africa – R489 (R145)
Australia – $69.95 ($20.95)
New Zealand – $89.95 ($26.95)

For this price you are going to be getting a PSN game a month that will be yours for as long as you are a subscriber. So if the subscription lapses this game will become unavailable.

You will also get 2 free PSP Mini’s and a free PS1 classic…

Seriously 4 games a month for that price is well worth the cost. Then on top of that you also get 2 dynamic themes, 2 premium avatars and other game add-ons.

These games appear to be chosen for you and in July you are going to get yourself an introductory bonus of LBP (yes LittleBigPlanet), Wipeout HD, Field Runners and Age of Zombies plus the PS1 title Destruction Derby.

You will also get a 50% discount on the LBP God of War pack, 50% of the LBP Loco Roco pack, 20% of Gravity Crash and 20% of the Fat Princess DLC.

And that’s not all… seriously there is more. You also get 2 timed demos for Heavy Rain and ModNation Racers, 2 Fat Princess Premium Avatars, a dynamic LBP theme and an exclusive SCEE Produced “Game is just the Start” dynamic theme.

And that’s just for the first month.

In your second month the highlights include ZEN Pinball, Blast Off, Alien Zombie Death, some Heavy Rain themes and avatars and loads more.

I was really sceptical about Sony finding enough value to really launch PSN+ but they have brought their A game to this one and there is very little reason not to get PSN+ if you own a PS3.

Source: VGChartz

Last Updated: June 24, 2010


  1. mitas

    June 24, 2010 at 08:54

    sounds like u get something for real…long live free online gaming


  2. RSA-Ace

    June 24, 2010 at 08:58

    I’m sold.

    Remember that LBP is your’s to keep even if you cancel your subscription. Also anything that you pay extra money for you can keep even when you cancel (from what I remember I’m right here, can anyone confirm?). So if you buy a game that was discounted 50% you can still cancel and you’ll keep it.

    By the looks of things there is already R500 worth of content in the first two months.


  3. Gavin Mannion

    June 24, 2010 at 09:04

    Yes that is my understanding as well.. It really does work out to be a great deal for everyone involved…


  4. Fox1

    June 24, 2010 at 09:27

    I wonders if this is going to detract users from actually buying newly released games instead :wassat:


  5. iviarki

    June 24, 2010 at 09:27

    Not such a pleasure for those of us who are capped :S
    But a really good deal!


  6. telegamer

    June 24, 2010 at 09:41

    will that LBP be the game of the year ed?


  7. Al360rulz

    June 24, 2010 at 09:42

    yeah for real thats awseome but alas doesn’t tickle me yet thou i have to say its way better than what ms are offering


  8. WitWolfyZA

    June 24, 2010 at 10:12

    But i already have LBP!!! Oh well, looks like im going premium, Lets hope a Whole XMB,Browser and invite system gets revamp eventually…


  9. RSA-Ace

    June 24, 2010 at 10:13

    Yeah. I think the bandwidth to download everything will be more than the price of the yearly subscription…


  10. RSA-Ace

    June 24, 2010 at 10:13

    No it’s LittleBigPlanet 1.


  11. abe

    June 24, 2010 at 10:57

    Im sold!
    and you can use your local bandwidth to download the games at month end.


  12. Fox1

    June 24, 2010 at 11:29

    With the speed of SA’s bandwith, month-end will not be enough with all those games.


  13. Fox1

    June 24, 2010 at 11:31

    So how big are the downloads of those games going to be because it kinda defeats the purpose of Blu-Ray being used for games :pouty:


  14. evilredzombie

    June 24, 2010 at 12:25

    Ja…sold.. I’ll take a 12 month one


  15. RSA-Ace

    June 24, 2010 at 12:44

    I’m guessing you talking about the full game trails.

    I don’t think they are going to have too many games on offer for that – but yeah they should be pretty large (~10GB). I’m not sure it beats the point of Blu-ray because it doesn’t even ‘defeat the purpose’ of DVD’s. Until we all have huge line speeds it will make sense to distribute games via physical media. But then again as soon as we have huge line speeds the physical media will be larger.


  16. WitWolfyZA

    June 24, 2010 at 13:44

    I new new dynamic themes anyways


  17. AC!D

    June 24, 2010 at 14:50

    Ther are also invites to Beta’s and early demos so all in all it sounds good. As long as they keep online gaming free and future updates like cross game chat free then things can only get better for PSN.


  18. Bobby Kotick is a rough diamond

    June 24, 2010 at 15:21

    That is a pretty sweet deal. I hope Moneysoft takes note and counters with a better offer for xbox live. Competition is always a good thing, and if it means that silver xbox live gamers can finally go online and spank some Halo ass than Bobby Kotick will die a happy man.


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