From June 2014 to May 2015, Sony has been providing games for a total value of $1,354.76 to PlayStation Plus subscribers. That’s according to a research conducted by Reddit user A-Dark-Injection, who also posted the image you can see below.
There’s at least a couple of notes to add, anyway. PlayStation Plus, differently from Xbox Live’s Games with Gold, allows you to “own” and play the games you download only until your
subscription is active. Furthermore, a subscription is now required to play online on PlayStation 4, something Sony never considered on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.
In addition, bear in mind these other notes A-Dark-Injection has completed his Reddit thread with:
- The platform totals include all games for each platform (the monthly two games and Cross-Buy versions). That’s why the sum of the platform totals is higher than the total value.
- American PS Plus subscribers received two more PS3 (retail) games: Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (June 2014) and Dragon’s Crown (August 2014). Sly Cooper was offered to European subscribers in April 2014 and is therefore not listed on this image. Only the Vita version of Dragon’s Crown was part of the European PS Plus.
- Dragon’s Crown isn’t a Cross-Buy game, but both the PS3 and PS Vita version were offered to American PS Plus subscribers. Therefore the monthly dollar total for August includes the prices of both versions (PS3: $49.99/PS Vita: $39.99).
- Rainbow Moon isn’t a Cross-Buy game, but the Cross-Save bundle, which includes both the PS3 and PS Vita version of the game, was offered to PS Plus subscribers. Therefore the monthly total for October includes the bundle’s price ($22.49/€19.99/£15.99). The PS3’s and PS Vita’s platform total includes the game’s regular price (each $14.99/€12.99/£9.99).
- The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth isn’t a Cross-Buy game, but both the PS4 and PS Vita version were offered to PS Plus subscribers. Therefore the monthly total for November includes the prices of both versions (each $14.99/€14.99/£11.99).
- Spelunky released with PS Plus on PS4, therefore it’s counted as a new release. The PS3 and PS Vita versions were already available and aren’t counted as new releases.
- InFamous: First Light is only available as a retail title in Europe, so technically American PS Plus subscribers only received 1 PS4 retail title.
- German subscribers received Gravity Crash Ultra (PS Vita, €6.99) instead of Duke Nukem 3D Megaton Edition (PS3/PS Vita, €9.99).
- With Woah Dave’s PS4 release in April, the game was offered again to PS Plus subscribers. The game’s price is only included in January’s total.
- [PlayStation Mini game] Mighty Flip Champs! DX (PS3/PSP/PS Vita, $5.99) was offered as an extra to American PS Plus members. It’s not included in the image overview.
- The PS3 and PS Vita (still in development) version of Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee – New ‘n’ Tasty are counted as new releases.
- Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee — New ‘n’ Tasty launched in Europe originally at €20.99/£17.99. With the PS3 version’s release the price was changed to €19.99/£14.99. The original price is used in the calculations.
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