Best PlayStation Plus deals 2022: cheapest subscription prices

Best PlayStation Plus deals 2022: cheapest subscription prices
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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, PS3 or PS Vita, PlayStation Plus is a must-have. Not only will a subscription allow you to engage in epic online multiplayer battles, but it'll also grant you access to free games every month!

Membership to PlayStation Plus costs $60 per year but there are regular deals of up to 50 per cent off. You'll find a handy price comparison below, along with some serious savings and unmissable deals. You can opt for a shorter subscription – but the 12-month membership represents the best value.

Read on and we'll explain all the exciting benefits of PlayStation Plus – including how to get free games – and reveal the lowest prices. Remember: Sony will soon upgrade its online offering, with two new tiers available (standard PlayStation Plus will be renamed PlayStation Plus Essential).

PlayStation Plus benefits

The major benefit of joining PlayStation Plus is that it allows you to play PS5 and PS4 online multiplayer games. That means you'll be able to take on players all over the world and battle your way to the top in games such as Assassin's Creed Valhalla, FIFA 22 and Demon's Souls to name but three

Membership also gets you two free PS5 or PS4 games each month. Here's a peek (opens in new tab) at this month's games. Sony tends to be very generous, with past freebies including huge blockbusters such as Batman: Arkham City and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, as well as sleeper hits such as Rocket League. Not bad considering PS Plus membership costs as little as $5 per month.

But that's not all. You also get exclusive access to new character skins, new weapons for your favorite games, plus exclusive discounts across the PlayStation Network. In some cases, those savings are on top of existing discounts or sale prices. All of this means that even if you're a casual gamer, PlayStation Plus membership could quickly pay for itself.

You get 100GB of cloud storage so you can back up your hard-fought save games. It's also worth noting that PS5 owners can't back up or transfer their PS5 save games without subscribing to PlayStation Plus, so it's something of a must-have.

For the money, we reckon PlayStation Plus is a fantastic purchase. But why pay over the odds when you can secure it at a much cheaper price?

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 costs are $60 annually, $25 quarterly, or $10 monthly, but you can save on those prices by buying your subscription from third-party sellers. The best prices available on the internet right now are shown below.

PlayStation Plus 12-month deals

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Get 12 months PlayStation Plus for $60 $42.99 at CDKeys
(opens in new tab)Scoot over to online retailer CDKeys and you can score a 12-month PlayStation Plus membership for this discounted price – a decent saving indeed!

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

PlayStation Plus 3-month deals

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Get 3 months PlayStation Plus for $26.59 $19.69 at CDKeys
(opens in new tab)Sony charges around $25 plus applicable taxes for a three-month PS Plus subscription. But why pay that when you can knock money off Sony's price? Head to CDKeys and you can pick up a three-month PS Plus subscription for a lot less.

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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.