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PlayStation + and PSN Gift Cards cheap deals guide

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PlayStation + and PSN Gift Cards cheap deals guide

Welcome dear reader. Here you'll find all the cheapest prices for PlayStation + subscriptions or PSN wallet top-ups. We've put together an extensive guide on the various PlayStation Plus subscription options available and what you get for your money. Options for PSN Wallet gift cards will also be discussed. For our American readers or anyone wanting to take advantage of the USA PSN deals, we'll also include links to US credit. Importantly, we will regularly update this page with the latest deals, making this your number one location for the cheapest deals for PlayStation + subscriptions or PSN wallet gift cards. Alternatively, find out how to top up your Xbox Live account for less. Feel free to leave a comment if you find a tasty deal of your own.

For those of you that don't need a guide, here are the links to the cheapest deals for the PlayStation + subscription packages. Prices correct at time of writing.

PlayStation + and PSN Gift Cards cheap deals guide

Prices changed or out of stock? Try out these sites who regularly have decent deals for PlayStation Plus: CD Keys | Electronic FirstMMOGA.

PlayStation + and PSN Gift Cards cheap deals guide

These are the latest offers for discounted PSN wallet digital top ups or gift cards to be used across PS4, PS3 and PS Vita stores. You'll often be able pay less than the stated balance on the card. Prices correct at time of writing.

American PSN Wallet Gift Cards and PlayStation + subs

PlayStation + and PSN Gift Cards cheap deals guide

What is PlayStation +?

PlayStation + (also known as PlayStation Plus or PS +) is a paid subscription service that covers the PlayStation brand. For your money you will be able to play PS4 games online. The service is not required to play PS3 or PS Vita games online though. The best excuse to be a PlayStation + member is the Instant Game Collection.

Every month, subscribers will be given on average six free games. Two per platform on the PS4, PS3 and PS Vita. Some of these games are cross-buy too, meaning you could get a free version for multiple platforms.

As you can imagine, your console's hard drive will start to fill up quickly with so many free games each month. Thankfully, you're able to delete the core game data (separate from your progress save file) on PS3 and PS4 in order to free up some space and you can redownload the game later at no additional cost. You may redownload titles as many times as you want on up to three different consoles.

PlayStation + and PSN Gift Cards cheap deals guide

You can also add the game to your library on PS4 to download at a later date if your drive is full. You can also do this on the PSN Store website if you're yet to buy a PS4, but have a sub on PS3. On PS3 or Vita, start the download then cancel it straight away. You can download it again from the store at a later date for free as the initial download request will activate your claim while it was going free in the Instant Game Collection.

PlayStation + members are often entitled to discounts on lots of games on the PSN Store, even if they are already discounted in a sale with amounts varying from a few pence, to a few pounds. Members will also get exclusive access to online betas ahead of some releases, although these are rare.

Being a paying subscriber to PlayStation + will also allow you to upload your save files to the cloud from your PS4, PS3 or PS Vita. You can set up auto-upload features to ensure your saves are always sent to the cloud. This is useful if your console dies as you can just download the save file onto your new system. You can even take your save data and use it on a friend's console this way (a USB stick is also an option here). There's a 1GB limit, which may require some manual deleting of unwanted files on your PS4's cloud as some of the save files are quite chunky compared to the tiny PS3 ones. Note: to download a PS4 save file onto your console you will need to have the game installed first, or it won't budge. If your subscription ends you won't be able to access these files, unless you renew your membership within six months.

Share Play is a cool online feature enabled by PlayStation + that allows you to hand over the controls to a friend on your PSN list, allowing them to play a game for up to an hour. This is handy if a friend wants to try out a game before they buy or if you need help with a tough section of a game. Beware of scammers here though, as we recently heard about a gamer having all their Destiny characters deleted by someone pretending to help them with a loot exploit.

PlayStation + and PSN Gift Cards cheap deals guide

Free games? What's the catch?

You will only be able to play the games downloaded via PlayStation +'s Instant Game Collection while you have an active subscription. If it lapses they will not work. However, if you do renew, they will reactivate without you redownloading them (if you didn't delete them). So feel free to wait a while for a hotter deal if none are cheap enough for you when your sub expires.

Turn off auto-renew!

Auto-renew will charge you for new membership as soon as your existing one expires. This will be at PSN's default prices, which are considerably more expensive than most of the deals for cheap PlayStation Plus subscriptions that you'll find here at Dealspwn.com. Go into your account settings on all your PlayStation + enabled systems and turn this option off.

*Free trial

If you've never been a PlayStation Plus member, look out for a free trial option on the PSN store or on this page. They usually allow 14-30 days free membership with all the usual benefits. Any trial codes or free 30 day subs (often bundled with consoles) will not work if you have at any time been a member, paid or otherwise.

Feel free to ask us any questions about PlayStation + subscriptions or gift cards and we'll try to help out. Naturally, if you spot any hot deals for the above, we'd love to hear about them.

Add a comment9 comments
dieger  Mar. 13, 2015 at 21:49

"PlayStation + US 1 year - £29.44 (with facebook discount code)" shows up as 44 with the discount :/

bggriffiths  Mar. 14, 2015 at 13:53

"PlayStation + US 1 year - £29.44 (with facebook discount code)" shows up as 44 with the discount :/


44 what? Price is still fine for me. Are you looking in US dollars maybe?

RuFfEndZ  Mar. 27, 2015 at 11:56

just purchased through EF (Electronic First) they're sales practices are dodgy to say the least.
first they charge a 20% excess if you want to pay via paypal, forcing you to use their Skrill payment partner.
second, once the payment has been made, they send an email requiring further customer information under the pretense of security:

"Dear Customer,

Thank you for choosing EF!

As part of our ongoing efforts to protect our customers, we will have to confirm that this transaction is genuine.

Please send us the following information so that we can release your order:

Valid Telephone Number (including country code)

Home Address (House Number/Bldg, Street, Town, Country/Zip Code)

Please reply to this email with the information we have requested.

Thanks for your cooperation.

Best Regards,

EF Customer Security"

RuFfEndZ  Mar. 27, 2015 at 12:14

just purchased through EF (Electronic First) they're sales practices are dodgy to say the least.
first they charge a 20% excess if you want to pay via paypal, forcing you to use their Skrill payment partner.
second, once the payment has been made, they send an email requiring further customer information under the pretense of security:

"Dear Customer,

Thank you for choosing EF!

As part of our ongoing efforts to protect our customers, we will have to confirm that this transaction is genuine.

Please send us the following information so that we can release your order:

Valid Telephone Number (including country code)

Home Address (House Number/Bldg, Street, Town, Country/Zip Code)

Please reply to this email with the information we have requested.

Thanks for your cooperation.

Best Regards,

EF Customer Security"

Just to follow up on this, it took another 8 emails to their customer support before they released the code, each time requesting more information about the transaction i just completed with them.

JonLester  Mar. 27, 2015 at 12:17

Thanks for that, RuFfEndZ. Good price, but seems like there are some hoops to jump through. Hopefully just for the first transaction, but cheers for letting other gamers know!

Late  Mar. 27, 2015 at 12:30

Ugh. Prepare for spam, I guess.

bggriffiths  Apr. 7, 2015 at 12:49

I've used EF a few times now. Quick delivery and can't say I've been flooded with spam at all. Reliable and cheap.

ccrago  Apr. 10, 2015 at 04:06

idk

asdvj  May. 20, 2015 at 09:26

The gamesdeal.com website is selling the $20 PSN card for $21.98, how is that an offer? It's cheaper to buy them from the US amazon.

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