Best PlayStation Plus deals 2022

Where to find the best PlayStation Plus deals
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Whether you've just taken delivery of a shiny new PS5 or want to make the most of a much-loved PS4, PlayStation Plus is a must-have. The service was revamped in 2022 and now rivals Xbox Game Pass. Here's the lowdown on PPS Plus – and today's cheapest PS Plus deals.

PS Plus comes in three tiers: Essential, Extra and Premium. Prices start at £6.99 / $9.99 / AU$ a month for the Essential plan, which includes two monthly downloadable games and online multiplayer access. Of course, the more you spend, the better the content.

You'll find a handy price comparison below, along with full details of what each tier brings, plus some serious savings and unmissable PS Plus deals. Pro tip: prices usually drop during Sony's annual 'Day of Play' sale, which is expected to take place in Spring 2023.

Can't wait? Read on and we'll explain all the exciting benefits of PlayStation Plus – including how to get free games – and reveal today's lowest prices.

PS Plus official prices

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Row 0 - Cell 0 MonthlyQuarterlyAnnually
Essential£6.99 / $9.99 / AU$11.95£19.99 / $24.99 / AU$33.95£49.99 / $59.99 / AU$79.95
Extra£10.99 / $14.99 / AU$18.95£31.99 / $39.99 / AU$54.95£83.99 / $99.99 / AU$134.95
Premium£13.49 / $17.99 / AU$21.95£39.99 / $49.99 / AU$63.95£99.99 / $119.99 / AU$154.95

PlayStation Plus benefits

Where to find the best PlayStation Plus deals

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Essential
Two downloadable games per month, online multiplayer access, cloud storage for saved games.

Extra
All the benefits of Essential plus access to a catalogue of 400 PS5 and PS4 games.

Premium ('Deluxe' in Australia)
All the Essential and Extra benefits plus an additional library of 340 classic games from the PS3, PS2 and PSP. You also get limited time trials of new games.

Best PlayStation Plus deals 

The best-value way to get PlayStation Plus membership is to buy an annual membership, as this works out cheaper than the pay-monthly and pay-quarterly options.

Officially, the cost of an annual PS Plus subscription starts at £49.99 / $59.99 / AU$79.95, you can save on those prices by buying your subscription from third-party sellers. 

Here are the best prices available on the internet right now...

PlayStation Plus 12-month deals

12 months PS Plus Essential £50 (opens in new tab)

12 months PS Plus Essential £50 £47.99 at CDKeys (opens in new tab)
Sign up to PlayStation Plus Essential and enjoy online multiplayer gaming plus two free games each and every month! You'll also be showered with exclusive discounts and  a host of brand new titles.

12 months PS Plus Essential $59 (opens in new tab)

12 months PS Plus Essential $59 $49 at CDKeys
(opens in new tab)Live in the States? Scoot over to online retailer CDKeys and you can score a 12-month PlayStation Plus membership for this discounted price – a hefty saving indeed!

You also have the option to go for a quarterly PS Plus subscription. It's usually not quite as good value when compared to the 12-month subscription – but you can still score a sweet saving.

PlayStation Plus 3-month deals

3 months PS Plus Essential £20 (opens in new tab)

3 months PS Plus Essential £20 £21.99 at CDKeys
(opens in new tab)Don't want to commit to a full year? You can bag yourself a discounted three-month PS Plus membership at CDKeys, which includes online multiplayer gameplay and two downloadable games per month.

3 months PS Plus Essential $25 (opens in new tab)

3 months PS Plus Essential $25 $24.69 at CDKeys
(opens in new tab)In the US, Sony charges $25 plus applicable taxes for a three-month PS Plus Essential subscription. But why pay that when you can head to CDKeys and pick up a three-month PS Plus subscription for less?

PlayStation Store gift cards  

Prefer to buy your PS Plus subscription directly from the official PlayStation Store? There's still a chance of saving money. Hunt around for a cheap deal on a PlayStation Store gift credit and use that to pay for the tier of your choice. Here's a list of today's best PlayStation Store credit deals...

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Joe has been writing about tech for 17 years, first on staff at T3 magazine, then in a freelance capacity for Stuff, The Sunday Times Travel Magazine, Men's Health, GQ, The Mirror, Trusted Reviews, TechRadar and many more (including What Hi-Fi?). His specialities include all things mobile, headphones and speakers that he can't justifying spending money on.