PlayStation Knowledge Center
PlayStation's premium game membership supplies you with an instant collection of blockbuster games, cloud saves, discounts, and much more, for less than $5 a month.
- Instant Game Collection Access - Popular titles such as Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One, inFamous 2, LittleBigPlanet 2, Saints Row 2, Virtua Fighter 5, are just a few examples of the many PlayStation 3 and PS Vita games, that have been available on demand and to play as long as you are a PlayStation Plus subscriber. See what's available now in the Instant Game Collection by visiting the PlayStation Plus page.
- PlayStation 3 and PS Vita Supported - Your PlayStation Plus membership applies to both PlayStation 3 AND PS Vita. It's like two memberships for the price of one! For more information on PS Plus for PS Vita features, click here.
- Discounts - Save money on select PlayStation®Store purchases with limited time, rotating discounts from 20-80% off.
- Full Game Trials - A great way to try before you buy - play a game for up to one hour, then purchase the game to unlock your trophies and continue your progress.
- Exclusive Offers - Access to select avatars, themes, and other items other folks can't get.
- Select Early Demos - Get early access to select demos before anyone else.
- Priority Beta Invitations - You'll be the first to receive invitations on select Betas.
How to purchase
You can purchase PlayStation Plus several different ways
On your PS Vita
- Simply go to the PlayStation Store and type PlayStation Plus in the search field.
- Choose the subscription length you desire and tap "Buy Now."
On your computer
- Visit the browser-based version of the PlayStation Store, here.
- Click the subscription length you desire and on the next page, click "Subscribe."
On your PlayStation 3
- Simply go to the PlayStation Store and type PlayStation Plus in the search field.
- Choose the subscription length you desire and click on "Buy Now."
In retail and online stores
You can purchase 1-month, 3-month and 12-month subscription cards from both brick-and-mortar and online outlets such as GameStop, Best Buy, Target, Amazon.com, and more.
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: What games are part of the Instant Game Collection?
Answer: New games are constantly being added. You can view the current offerings on the PlayStation Plus page.
Q: How long do I get to keep the games in the Instant Game Collection?
A: Games in the Instant Game Collection are free to download with a Plus membership. As long as you're a PlayStation Plus member, you'll always have access to any game you've downloaded in the collection, even if you've deleted a game from your hard drive previously.
Q: When does new content rotate into the Instant Game Collection?
A: At this time, we add new games to the collection every month. This could change and we're always looking at the best way for gamers to experience PlayStation Plus.
Q: How do I take advantage of the discounts in PlayStation Plus?
A: We regularly place content in the PlayStation Store with an added discount for Plus members. You can go to the PlayStation Plus section on the PlayStation Store to find all discounted content at the time. Or you can look up the product and find it with your discount automatically in place.
Q: I'm aware of a specific game's beta, but I don't see it available in Plus. What gives?
A: Although Plus is your best bet to get first access for game betas, there may be times when a developer decides to keep a beta more closed and accessible only to an audience that they prefer. However, when and if they decide to open it to a larger audience, you can bet your Plus membership will get you in.
Q: How do Online Game Saves work?
A: Online Game Saves are accessible via the XMB. They are stored in a specially marked folder along with your other PS3 Game Saves. You can move files between the cloud and your PS3 HDD at will. In addition, when you start a game for the first time, you can elect to upload the game's save files automatically with Automatic Updates.
Q: Can I upload things like game files, movie files, and other non-game save items to the Online Storage?
A: At this time, you can only upload game saves.
Q: How do Automatic Updates work?
A: Once you're a Plus member, you can select what time you prefer your PS3 to automatically turn on and download updates. These include Trophy sync, the latest game updates, specified Online Game Save uploads, and more.
Q: Where can I go to make my voice heard on PlayStation Plus?
A: We want to hear from gamers on what they think about Plus. The best places to make comments are on the PlayStation Blog Store Update Posts, or the dedicated PlayStation Plus blog posts. You can also visit the PlayStation Plus area in the PlayStation Community Forums and post your thoughts there. Remember, have concrete feedback, think it through, and be specific!
Q: If a game rotates out of the collection, can I still download it free with my Plus membership?
A: If you did not download the game when it was in the collection, you will not be able to secure your free download. However, if you downloaded when it was in the collection, but it's no longer on your hard drive, you can visit the PlayStation Store and re-download it anytime, as long as you're a member.
Q: How many times can I download / re-download a game in the Instant Game Collection?
A: You can download a game as many times as you like, even if it's been deleted from your PS3 HDD, as long as you're a Plus member.
Q: What happens to the games and DLC I downloaded from through a PS Plus membership, and I decide to not renew my membership?
A: You will not be able to access free games downloaded with Plus if you choose not to renew your membership. However, if you decide to re-activate your membership, you will once again be able to play all games downloaded from the Instant Game Collection.
Q: So while I can only access games downloaded free as long as I'm a Plus member, what about games and other content I purchase with a Plus discount?
A: Any content you purchase with a Plus discount is yours to keep, regardless of you membership status.
Q: If I purchase more time, or get any voucher codes for additional time on my PS Plus subscription, will it stack on top of my existing time remaining?
A: Yes. You can purchase, or 'stack', more time to your Plus membership at any time. There ARE voucher codes we use for promotional purposes that do NOT stack, but these are fairly rare and are used only at certain on-location events.
Q: How do I cancel PlayStation Plus?
A: PlayStation Plus is a subscription based program. To cancel it, you need to turn off the automatic renewal of the subscription service. Click hereto learn how.
PlayStation Plus Details
PlayStation®Plus subscriptions can be purchased in 1, 3, or 12 month periods. PlayStation®Plus offers can be identified with a PlayStation®Plus icon on the content thumbnail image. Anyone 18 or older may purchase PlayStation®Plus, however, you will only receive PlayStation®Plus features and offers if you are a PlayStation®Plus subscriber. Please note that in-game stores currently have retail pricing only, even if you are a PlayStation®Plus subscriber.
Subscribers will have access to their virtual library of free content as long as they keep their PlayStation®Plus subscription, with the exception of themes and avatars, which will be available forever.
The PlayStation Plus subscription will renew automatically. Every time you or one of your associated Sub Accounts purchases any kind of subscription, the automatic funding feature in the Master Account is set automatically to “ON.” Note that some subscriptions, for example PlayStation®Plus, are not available to Sub Accounts nor to users under 18. If, on the renewal date, Automatic Funding is set to “On”, your payment method is registered with us and your wallet does not have enough funds to cover the subscription charge, your wallet will be funded automatically from your registered payment method with the greater of the minimum top-up amount or the renewal cost. Funds added to the wallet are non-refundable. The Master Account holder may change this automatic funding setting to “OFF” at any time. However, the setting will return to “ON” upon subsequent purchase of any subscription, so setting your automatic funding feature to “OFF” may not effectively cancel your subscription. In order to stop receiving a subscription and avoid being charged, you must cancel your subscription in the Account Management area. If the credit card is not registered, the wallet does not have enough funds or [Automatic Funding] has been turned off, your PlayStation®Plus subscription may not be able to be renewed.