Sony to Launch PlayStation Plus in Asian Markets Initially

Sony has updated its blog to include the new dates of launch for its PlayStation Plus subscription, which it announced last month.

PlayStation Plus is a merged subscription of current PS Now and PS Plus and is offered in three tiers. The updated dates put the launch of this new pack in Asian markets (excluding Japan) first, followed by Japan, the Americas and Europe at later dates.

PlayStation Plus New Launch Dates

Late last month, Sony announced a merged subscription of its existing packs of PlayStation Now and PlayStation Plus, into a new and single subscription called PlayStation Plus. This is to ensure there’s no confusion among the users, and for easing the managing of packs.

This subscription is said to be rolling in June this year, and has the following tiers;

  • PlayStation Plus Essential – which is a basic version and has everything the current PlayStation Plus has and comes with a price of $9.99/month.
  • PlayStation Plus Extra – which includes all the benefits from the above Essential pack plus a catalog of up to 400 from the PS4 and PS5 library. This costs $14.99/month.
  • PlayStation Plus Premium – which is the high-end pack costing $17.99/month, and includes all the perks from the above two packs plus 340 games from PS1, PS2, PS3 (via cloud streaming), and PSP. This suite also includes time-limited game trials.

Although Sony said this new subscription will launch sometime in June this year, it has now confirmed the dates of specific market launches. As per it, the new PlayStation Plus comes to Asian markets first (excluding Japan) on May 23, 2022.

This is followed by Japan on June 1, the Americas on June 13, and finally Europe on June 22. Sony has also updated the post to mention which countries the new PS Plus will be made available. These include;

Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Republic of Cyprus, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia. These markets will also offer the Premium tier of PlayStation Plus at launch.

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