Measuring the Value of PlayStation Plus
PlayStation Plus is Sony’s online coupon book that also serves as a rental service of sorts. What this means is discounts on select PSN titles, and free PS1, PS3, Minis, and PSN games every month. With this offering, Sony has taken a step into the subscription-based service, while also keeping the main PSN free for those that choose not to indulge in this offer. While PlayStation Plus offers a wealth of features, it can also be quite cumbersome considering you’re only renting the games, and anything else that you acquire for free, relinquishing ownership of said titles when your membership runs out. This poses a question asked by many PS3 gamers; Is PlayStation Plus really worth the $17.99/3 months or $49.99/year subscription price?
My answer to the preceding question is yes, most definitely. Although I’ll admit that paying for a subscription service was not something I was willing to do when I first purchased my PS3 back in ’09, the offerings that Plus gives each month greatly exceed its asking price. To further show you, or anybody else that is skeptical about PlayStation Plus, over the course of one year I will be adding a list of what I’ve downloaded, its pre-Plus worth, how much I’ve paid for it and the amount saved, as well as any closing comments at the end of each PlayStation Plus update on our site. By doing this, I hope to help anybody that seeks to know more about Plus, and would like a place to go to see just how much the service is worth.