Shrewd PlayStation 5 and PS4 owners are currently stocking up on PS Now memberships to save significant cash when the service is rolled into PS Plus in June 2022. PS Now subscribers will be automatically upgraded to PS Plus Premium members when the change happens, with the top tier costing £99.99/$119.99. However, a loophole in the PS webstore is allowing users to claim a one-year membership to PS Now at the standard price of £49.99/$59.99, which is half of what PS Plus Premium will cost. Users are then stocking up on one-year subscriptions to save money in the long run.
Spotted by Wario64 and then documented on ResetEra, posters have revealed how they're stacking their PS Now subscription for up to six years, meaning they'll have PS Plus Premium for just as long starting in June. What makes this significant is that the standard PS Store on PS5 and PS4 only offers one-month trials to PS Now, so this loophole is saving users a lot of money. PS Now subscription cards have also been removed from retail stores, squashing any way of getting a yearly membership through the usual channels.
In order to take advantage of this loophole yourself, you must be logged into the PlayStation Webstore using your normal PSN account. If you're from the US, click this link. And if you're from the UK, you can use this link. You must do this through a PC and you have to be logged into your account for the purchase to appear — otherwise, you'll be sent to a screen that simply reads "not available for purchase". If it works, a box will appear on the righthand side of your screen with a "recurring subscription payment" tab for a 12-month subscription to PS Now. Repeat this process as many times as you like to stock up on years of PS Plus Premium.
Note: Those in the UK can benefit further by picking up discounted PlayStation Store credit to be used on your PS Now subscription purchase. ShopTo is currently offering the following discount:
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Are you going to take advantage of this loophole and stock up on PS Plus Premium for the future? For much more information, all three tiers are explained through the link. As a quick reminder, the top tier includes PS3 game streaming and a back-catalogue of PS1, PS2, and PSP games. We shared our own wishlist for included titles over the weekend.