Sony Computer Entertainment America has revealed that PlayStation Plus, offering free games, huge discounts, full game trials, early beta access as well as additional exclusive features like online game saves and automatic updates, delivered more than $1,200 in subscriber savings in 2011. Over the course of 2011, PlayStation Plus offered more than 17 free games for the PlayStation 3 system, 132 PS3 game discounts, 43 full game trials, 6 early access demos and access to 4 betas. Look folks I am a PlayStation Plus member and I can’t say I have ever regretted spending the $50, over the course of the year if you are an avid gamer you more than get your money’s worth.
PlayStation Plus subscribers also received bonus discounts of up to 80 percent throughout the year on PlayStation Store exclusive game content and promotional programs including PSN PLAY, PSN Gamers’ Choice Awards, Only On PSN, Summer Sale, Fall Sale and Holiday Collection.
Below are a few 2011 highlights of some of the great deals and benefits offered to PlayStation Plus subscribers:
Number of free PlayStation 3 games offered: 17
Value of free PS3 games and add-ons: more than $200
Highlights: Costume Quest, Stacking, Plants vs. Zombies, Hydrophobia Prophecy (Move), Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2011
Number of PlayStation 3 game discounts: 132
Highlights: Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012, Braid, Resident Evil Code Veronica X HD, Call of Duty Black Ops Sale, Borderlands Full Bundle, Limbo
Number of full game trials: 43
Highlights: Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, Red Dead Redemption
Number of betas: 4
Highlights: UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception, SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs Multiplayer Beta
Number of Early Access Demos: 6
Highlights: Mortal Kombat, Killzone 3 Single Player
PlayStation Plus can be purchased through PlayStation Store on the PlayStation 3 system by clicking on the PlayStation Plus category. The 1-year package is available for $49.99 and the 3-month package is available for $17.99.