PlayStation Plus subscribers on PS4 and PS5 slam Sony on the latest PS Plus news. Today, Sony announced that they are blocking the stacking of PlayStation Plus and PS Now codes for existing members ahead of the launch of the new PS + in June, which will add two levels to the subscription service: PlayStation Plus Extra and PlayStation Plus Premium . When the price of the new PS + was announced, PlayStation users started stacking up on PlayStation Plus and PS Now codes to get the most for their money, but Sony has put an end to this loophole.
If you already have codes stacked, you’re fine. Sony does not remove these purchases retroactively. It can not. That being said, if you did not jump on the bandwagon early, you have missed it, because it is no longer possible. Sony says this is to ensure “the transition [is] as smooth as possible. “
“As we prepare to launch the new PlayStation Plus membership service, we are working behind the scenes to make the transition as smooth as possible for all of our existing members,” Sony said of the opportunity. “As part of this work, we have temporarily disabled stack memberships for existing customers until after launch. Make sure your coupon code is still valid and you will be able to redeem your code either when your existing membership expires and is deactivated , or after the new PlayStation Plus service launches in your area, whichever comes first.
Optically, what makes matters worse for Sony is the fact that the Xbox – with the Xbox Game Pass – has allowed Xbox users to take advantage of various loopholes since the service’s launch. Of course, Sony could have just eaten the loss of this loophole in favor of some good PR, but to be fair, loopholes like this can quickly turn into losses of millions and millions of dollars. That said, while financially understandable, this has not been enough to make it tasty for many PlayStation fans.
To drop the ball
PlayStation REALLY loses the ball with PlayStation Plus Tiers.
Sony silently blocked PS + / PS stacking. Screws over their customers.
This “conversion system” is downright awful.
There’s no way around it, you need to do better than this … so a shame. pic.twitter.com/rSgvoMB5el
– Joseph Moran BLM (@MrBadBit) April 29, 2022
Xbox Game Pass does not do this
Since 2019, Xbox has encouraged and promoted ‘Stacking’ for Xbox Game Pass.
– colteastwood (@Colteastwood) April 29, 2022
Playstation prevents from PS plus stacking is GARBAGE !!!!
– Jër🦉 (@jdzork) April 29, 2022
In the meantime, I was able to buy 3 years of Xbox live gold at a discount and then convert it to Gamepass Ultimate for only $ 1 extra. Great yikes from Sony. https://t.co/Fgi3jAqyDP
– certified schizo (@CrumchtdBustNut) April 29, 2022