A PS Plus upgrade to Extra or Deluxe could get ‘extra’ costly

With the new and improved PS Plus plan going live in Asian territories, signs of less consumer-friendly practices have come to light. It seems like Sony isn’t particularly lenient towards current PS Plus subscribers who’ve been taking advantage of sales and discounts. As long as you’re not contemplating an upgrade, you’re in the clear. But if you do – to enjoy those sweet Extra or Deluxe perks – it could set you back more than you’d like

In case you’re unaware, PS Plus as we know it is about to go bye-bye. In order to compete with the mighty (possibly devastating) Game Pass, PlayStation combines Plus and Now into a new PS Plus. This boils down to a 3-Tier system: Essential, Extra, and Deluxe. Essential will replace the current Plus at no additional cost. Extra technically offers the perks of the former Plus and Now combined. Deluxe goes balls to the wall with all that, plus a backlog of PlayStation classics spanning every possible PS generation. Of course, upgrading to a higher tier will come at a price.

But if you’ve been extending your subscription during – let’s say, Black Friday – and managed to do so at a discount, Sony’s about to nullify that discount. As reported on ResetEra, the PlayStation support team isn’t sugar-coating that either. Take a look at this:

Now, your Chinese might be a little rusty, so I’ll provide you with a Google Translation. too. For all you TL:DR people out there, it’s basically telling the customer that the enjoyed discount will get charged on top of the regular upgrade fee.

Thanks for contacting PlayStation Support.

About your inquiry about PlayStation Plus membership subscription price, thank you for your support. Since you purchased the PlayStation Plus membership at a discounted price at that time, after this new PlayStation Plus membership is launched and there are two PlavStation Plus memberships that cannot enjoy other discounts:

1. PlayStation Plus membership bought with a discount.
2. PlayStation Plus membership redeemed with redemption code.

Therefore, if you need to upgrade to the second or third tier of premium membership, you need to make up for the difference in the previous discounted price first to return to the normal price. For example: the one-year PlayStation Plus membership was HK$308, the discount price was HK$187.6, and the difference was 120.4 X the number of remaining months, please rest assured, if you need to upgrade, the system will automatically calculate the amount that needs to be paid back for the difference.

Of course, you can also choose to upgrade or downgrade the membership service according to your own preferences. If you do not upgrade, the PlayStation Plus membership service you are currently using will not be affected. Game discounts, monthly free games, and the usage rights of 100GB of online storage space remain unchanged, please rest assured.

Finally, we have recorded and dealt with your valuable comments, thank you for your support.

I hope this helps. But if you have any other questions, please contact PlayStation Support and a support person on our team will be happy to assist you.

PlayStation support team

But wait, there’s more. If you’re still thinking of upgrading to Extra or Deluxe, there’s another thing to keep in mind. Granted, this might be super obvious to some, but the difference in pricing must be paid upfront. For an entire year. So if your PS Plus subscription just got extended, prepare yourself for that, too.

Well, this thing’s just getting better and better. First PlayStation disables PS Plus stacking and now this? I don’t want to be labeled an Xbox fanboy, but I can’t remember Microsoft pulling shit like this with Game Pass. It’s a good thing that this new PS Plus plan will grant full access to Triple-A games on day one.

Oh, wait…