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Sony vie for dominion in the subscription stakes

January 28th, 2013 by

Sony are once again flexing their muscles to prove the benefits of their PS+ service outweigh that of its competitors. While Xbox Live is being openly criticised for its lacklustre benefits in comparison to the recent Sony perks, with the team at Sony appearing to be steadily rebuilding its reputation following the disastrous events of 2011.

With the inclusion of PS Vita PS+ in the cost price of the existing PS3 version and expanding an already extensive library month upon month with premium titles, once again people will be asking a lot of probing questions about the validity of the Live service moving forward, and those on the Sony platforms will be reaping the rewards.

Currently, the instant collection titles include Bioshock 2, Mortal Kombat, Little Big Planet 2, Infamous 2, the underrated Vanquish, Limbo, and the newly released Guardians of Middle Earth on the PS3, with Uncharted Golden Abyss, Mortal Kombat, Gravity Rush, Big Sky Infinity, Pinball Arcade and Jet Set Radio for the Sony Handheld.

Come February’s update their will be some new additions and some new exclusions.

Leaving the instant collection are…

  • 6th February: BioShock 2
  • 6th February: Ratchet and Clank All 4 One
  • 6th February: Cubixx HD
  • 13th February: Jet Set Radio
  • 20th February: Pinball Arcade

..and coming in February to replace them.

  • 6th February: Sleeping Dogs
  • 6th February: Quantum Conundrum
  • 6th February: F1 Race Stars
  • 13th February: WipEout 2048
  • 20th February: Lumines Electronic Symphony

If you are in the group of people still unconvinced by the PS+ line up, now would be a good time to get on board before the old titles are removed and the  new titles are released. At £40 for a full year, this past twelve months has seen the PS+ service really deliver in spades on the value for money front.

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7 Responses to “Sony vie for dominion in the subscription stakes”
  1. avatar Vampire Azrial says:

    I love PS+, but I wish they would give away a few more obscure titles, as I already own about 90% of the stuff they’ve given away, but I can’t recommend it enough to a new PS3 owner.

  2. I think this is amazing. I mean Sleeping Dogs made it on to a lot of sites top ten games of 2012… And what, five months after its release their giving to their members. And that’s the thing – with P+ I feel like I’m playing a membership.. With Xbox live I just like I’m paying 40 for Party Chat.

  3. avatar DrunkRogue68 says:

    Great news for you PS3 owners while once again we xbox owners get nothing. I just hope that with all these benefits from Sony Microsoft sit up take notice and at the least give us xbox live for free or my next purchase may just be the PS4 instead of the xbox720 or whatever they both going to be called.

  4. avatar Vampire Azrial says:

    Yeah MS and Live seem rather shite in comparison doesn’t it!

  5. avatar Chris says:

    Just cancelled my live membership. Hardly ever use my Xbox now with playstation store as good as it is. Won’t be getting rid my of my Xbox though…. Not after 2011, just in case.

  6. avatar metalshed says:

    I love the idea of Playstation +, and have yet to subscribe. However, i have a 320gb (or summit) ps3, only got about 10 basic psn games (ie worms, dead nation, ratchet and clank quest for booty etc) saved to HDD, and upon last check i only have around 90GB capacity left, i worry that owninggames such as these, let alone the whole collection would max out my system completely, am i wrong??? How big are these files, i heard on a podcast recently that a zip file for Ni No Kuni when opened was 40GB!!!!!!!!!! REALLY???

  7. avatar Ray says:

    Hi all. Just came across this site. Some nice reviews.

    @metalshed: I have the same PS3 and have had plus since September last.

    There’s no problem with size. Average size for games is about 10GB.
    Anyway, once stuff is in your download list you can delete and re-download it at any time as long as you still have plus. Same when they say games are removed each month – if you have added them to your download list you don’t have to have downloaded them! At long as they’re in your list you can download them at any time.

    Since September, off the top of my head I’ve got (EU PSN) Red Dead, Limbo, Vanquish, Bulletstorm, Resident Evil 5 gold, Saints Row 2, Ratchet and Clank: All for one, Lara Croft and the guardian of light, Bioshock 2, Mortal Kombat and the games listed above. There’s lots more too and that’s not including plus discounts and the vita stuff.

    It is an incredible service, the best subscription service in gaming history in my opinion.

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