Sony’s new PlayStation Plus has made its debut in some Asian markets on the occasion of its global launch, but with far fewer games than the 700-plus titles initially teased. Some gamers in the region will naturally complain about the move. Separately, it has been discovered that Sony is charging more for upgrading to the new PS Plus tier, for subscribers who got the PlayStation Plus service earlier at a discount. The subscription-based service was revamped in March to offer three different tiers — to better counter Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass.
The revamped PlayStation Plus has landed in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand as part of its global launch. Sony promises to offer more than 700 games through the service. The official PlayStation Plus guide published earlier this week also mentions that subscribers will have access to “700 games across three membership plans.” However, that’s not the case — at least for early subscribers.
Some gamers who subscribed to the new PlayStation Plus have posted on Twitter pointed out The service has been launched, with a total of about 230 titles. By comparison, Xbox Game Pass has more than 400.
According to Eurogamer, the list of games that are part of the PlayStation Plus service in Hong Kong shows 269 titles available to subscribers. The situation is similar in Malaysia and other markets, where the updated PS Plus service has just been launched.
Sony has yet to respond to any subscriber posts regarding the number of games available when the new PlayStation Plus service launches. However, it did mention in its blog post announcing the launch that the given catalog of games “will be updated over time with more exciting titles.” This suggests that gamers may have to wait for more It will take time to see new games coming online.
However, it’s not clear if the claim of bringing over 700 games is limited to certain markets, since Sony doesn’t offer PS3 streaming games in Asia.
The collection currently available to subscribers also includes bundles, including Sony’s own collections such as BioShock 2 Remake and BioShock Infinite: The Complete Edition. Sony may be marketing the “over 700” numbers by treating the games available in these bundles as separate products. That being said, some subscribers don’t think it’s worth shelling out for the new PlayStation Plus service in its current form.
In addition to fewer games than expected, Sony was also found to be charging higher upgrade fees to subscribers who bought the original PlayStation Plus service at a discount.
According to GameSpot, a PlayStation customer service executive allegedly confirmed over the phone to Hong Kong users that they would need to pay an additional fee to make up the difference between the standard price and the discount they received before moving to PlayStation. Basic or Premium tier for new services.
Instead of charging new users HK$400 (roughly Rs. 4,000), the company is reportedly asking subscribers to pay HK$600 (roughly Rs. 5,900) to upgrade to the revamped PlayStation Plus service. This is because the relevant subscriber purchased the original subscription at a discounted price.
TechnologyShout has reached out to Sony to clarify the price difference for subscribers who originally got PlayStation Plus at a discounted price due to the low number of games at launch. This post will be updated when the company responds.
renew: Sony announced Thursday that it has fixed a “technical bug” that caused users to pay more to upgrade from existing PlayStation subscriptions.
The new PlayStation Plus service will launch in India in June, as well as markets such as the US, Europe and New Zealand. It’s also coming to Japan in a second round after launching first in Asia next week.