People Found an Exploit To Buy 6 Years of New Playstation Plus Premium At Half Price

People Found an Exploit To Buy 6 Years of New Playstation Plus Premium At Half Price
It was recently announced that Sony would be launching a new consolidated and enhanced version of their Playstation Plus subscription service called Playstation Plus Premium. The service is not only adding more benefits in a bid to compete with the fan-favorite Xbox Game Pass subscription, but also will phase out Sony's on-demand gaming service, Playstation Now, and roll its features into Playstation Plus.

As part of the new Playstation Plus rollout, Sony announced that any previously purchased memberships to the $59.99/year Playstation Now service would automatically convert to the $119.99/year Playstation Plus Premium membership at no additional cost. In other words, if you had already bought a year's membership of PS Now or plan to buy one before PS Plus Premium's launch in June for 60 bucks, it would become a PS Plus Premium membership without having to pay the difference - effectively getting access to the new service for about half price.
Sony's New Playstation Plus Premium Subscription Service Rolls Out In June
Sony's New Playstation Plus Premium Subscription Service Rolls Out In June
Sony made it so that you could only purchase 1 month worth of PS Now if you weren't already a member - the idea being to promote new users for PS Plus Premium by offering the first month at half price. However, eagle-eyed Playstation fans quickly noticed something that Sony surely didn't intend. There was an old promotional site still being hosted on the Playstation website that allowed users to buy up to 6 YEARS (yes, YEARS not months) worth of Playstation Now - and it was still working! In effect, users were able to buy 6 years of Playstation Plus Premium at half price.

Playstation Plus originally consisted of benefits such as receiving 2 free game downloads of choice per month, exclusive discounts, cloud storage for saved games, online multiplayer access, and more. The new plan breaks Playstation Plus out into 3 tiers:

-Playstation Plus Essential which has all of the features of the original Playstation Plus and costs $59.99/year
-Playstation Plus Extra: All the benefits of Essential, plus access to 400 PS4 and PS5 games on-demand for $99.99/year
-Playstation Plus Premium: All the previous benefits plus access to an additional 340 classic PS One, PS2, PS3, and PSP games through a cloud service for $119.99/year
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With this exploit, many lucky gamers were able to secure 6 years of Playstation's answer to Xbox Game Pass for $360 instead of $720. The exploit was first pointed out by the Twitter page Wario64 at which point it blew up and many players took advantage of it.

Unfortunately for us, Sony quickly noticed the issue and disabled the URL that was allowing for the 6 year PS Now purchase. If you were lucky enough to notice the deal before it got taken down, bless you. You are truly one of our Earth's special snowflakes. For all the rest of us - what do you think? Does PS Plus Premium compete with Game Pass? And is it worth $119 bucks for a year?
 
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