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If you own a PS4 or PS5, Sony’s PlayStation Plus is an opportunity you shouldn’t miss out on! The service not only provides you access to more than hundreds of games, but also helps you connect to multiplayer games and cloud storage. New games get added every month, you get exclusive content like in-game cosmetics for free-to-play games, exclusive access to the best deals on the PlayStation Store, and lots more! But hey, instead of ranting off all the bullet points that you probably can read anywhere else on the internet, lets dive deep into the different offerings and try and find out what might suit you!

Membership Plans

When you first take a look at Sony’s three-tier approach to membership, it might appear daunting. But the benefits are categorized into such groups to help you get the exact kind of service you are looking for as a gamer. You can choose from Essential, Extra and Deluxe. Here’s a comprehensive look into each offering.

1) Essential

Benefits of this plan are available across all other memberships too. If you only want to go for the core offerings provided by PlayStation Plus, this one’s for you! It’s also the cheapest plan if you are wanting to go easy on your wallet while still gaming on a next generation console.


  • Monthly games – every month this collection is expanded with new PS4 and PS5 games. In December itself, PlayStation is providing you three games: Divine Knockout: Founder’s Edition, Mass Effect Legendary Edition and Biomutant. You can claim them during any time of that month, and you will have access to it forever. Gameffine Pro Tip: canceled your subscription at any point of time? Even though you can’t play them then, the game never leaves your library. Once your subscription is active again, boom! The game’s back!
  • Online multiplayer – join a global community of like-minded gamers to compete or play with. Play in the online modes of the hottest and latest games like FIFA 23, Call Of Duty Modern Warfare II, Madden 23 and NBA 2K23. The fun never stops!
  • Exclusive discounts – Once you are a member, your PlayStation Store will offer you great exclusive deals on an array of games. Snag the game you want to play at an even lower price than anyone else!
  • Exclusive content – In-game cosmetics are all the rage in multiplayer games nowadays. Unlock legends like Teros and Asuri in Brawlhalla, costumes for Black Panther, Hawkeye and Spider-Man in Marvel’s Avengers and lots more every month!
  • Cloud storage – You can save up to 100 GB of PS4 game data and 100 GB of PS5 game data on the cloud, and pick up where you left off on another console without any hiccups. All your save files are now safely backed up, thanks to PlayStation.
  • Share Play – if you ever wanted to play a multiplayer game together with your friend old-school style, just as if you were using the same TV, this benefit has you covered! Gameffine Pro Tip: If you ever need a hand during one of the harder sections of a game that you just are not able to cross successfully, call in one of your expert friends and give him control over your game, and voila! Just don’t tell anyone we told you!
  • PlayStation Plus Collection – and finally, the crown jewel of the subscription. This feature is exclusive to the PS5, and will help you relive some of the greatest PS4 games of all time, curated by PlayStation! The selection spans across a multitude of genres like action, adventure, open-world, RPGs, fighting, driving, and lots more! You have got to try out God Of War (2018) – we wouldn’t listen to any excuse about this! (Check out our review of this Santa Monica classic here)
  • Game Help – Got stuck solving a puzzle or defeating a tough-as-nails boss? Hit the PS button on the DualSense controller and look for help inside your activity cards. Guaranteed spoiler-free hints and tips (even video walkthroughs) while playing supported games (like the excellent but deadly Demon’s Souls) on the PS5!


  • 1 month – INR 499 (billed every month, subscription continues until cancelled)
  • 3 month – INR 1,199 (billed every 3 months, at an effective pricing of INR 399.67 per month)
  • 12 month – INR 2,999 (billed every 12 months, at an effective pricing of INR 249.92 per month)

2) Extra

Just like its name, this subscription plan is for gamers who want that added oomph! With every benefit from Essentials carrying over, this plan adds two exciting features that you just can’t do without!


  • Game Catalogue – A huge library of over 400 games at your fingertips. From wonderful indies to genre-defining blockbusters, from family-friendly games to hidden gems that you hadn’t heard about. It’s here. I rest my case. Check out the entire catalogue here.
  • Ubisoft+ Classics – a curated selection of Ubisoft games that you can enjoy right away, thanks to PlayStation! Delve into iconic franchises like Far Cry, The Division and Assassin’s Creed, with new titles joining in regularly.


  • 1 month – INR 749 (billed every month, subscription continues until cancelled)
  • 3 month – INR 1,999 (billed every 3 months, at an effective pricing of INR 666.33 per month)
  • 12 month – INR 4,999 (billed every 12 months, at an effective pricing of INR 416.58 per month)

3) Deluxe

Everything from Essential and Extra and then some more? Are you nuts? Who wields this ungodly power? This is for the gamers who want everything in life. If you want to leave no stone unturned, this is the plan for you.


  • Game trials – want to check out that snazzy new game to see if it’s for you? Take the game for a spin for a limited time, with no obligation to buy. All progress and trophies carry over if you decide to buy the full game after the trial expires. Trust me on this: once you play the trial of Horizon Forbidden West, you will want to play the complete game! How do we know? We reviewed it here!
  • Classics Catalogue – this is for those nostalgic gamers amongst us. The evergreen hits of the original PlayStation, PS2, PS3 and PSP consoles, now ready to play on your PS4 or PS5! And if you are ever feeling a choice paralysis seeing so many games, check out the classic recommendations of the Head of PlayStation Indies, Shuhei Yoshida.


  • 1 month – INR 849 (billed every month, subscription continues until cancelled)
  • 3 month – INR 2,299 (billed every 3 months, at an effective pricing of INR 766.33 per month)
  • 12 month – INR 5,749 (billed every 12 months, at an effective pricing of INR 479.08 per month)

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Now that you know all this information, allow me to let the cat out of the bag. New members will be able to save up to 50% on 12 months of PlayStation Plus. The offer is available until December 20, 2022. So, if you are planning to be a new PlayStation Plus member, the below deals are exclusively for you! Login with your existing Sony PlayStation account here to see these attractive discounts.

Essential – INR 1,499 (after 50% off, at an effective price of INR 124.92 per month for the first 12 months)

Extra – INR 2,999 (after 40% off, at an effective price of INR 249.92 per month for the first 12 months)

Deluxe – INR 3,749 (after 34% off, at an effective price of INR 312.42 per month for the first 12 months)

Psst! If you haven’t managed to get your hands on a PS5 yet, keep an eye out on Sony Center’s official website. It’s the holiday season, and there hasn’t ever been a better time to treat yourself! And remember where you heard it first: powering gamers forever, Gameffine!

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