This week the new PlayStation Plus will be launched in Europe, and therefore in France. Starting on June 23, the service will evolve to offer a more complete offering with new benefits and above all three different subscription levels. With this version of PS Plus, Sony is getting a little closer to Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass.
A few hours before this new PS Plus implementation, we suggest comparing the two services to find out the strengths and weaknesses of both parties.
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PS Plus vs Game Pass: Subscriptions
Whether you’re on the Microsoft side with Game Pass or Sony with PlayStation Plus, you’ll have the choice between three subscription modes.
- Xbox Game Pass
- For Game Pass, you will have the choice between classic Game Pass on consoles (Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One).
- Game Pass PC with hundreds of games that can be accessed on PC.
- Game Pass Ultimate which will give you access to LIVE (to play online), but also access to xCloud or EA Play and Ubisoft+ subscription services.
- PlayStation Plus
- For PS Plus, you will have the choice between the basic format that is compatible with the current PS Plus.
- An additional version that adds some advantages such as access to a catalog of around 400 PS4 / PS5 games.
- The Premium version on top of that adds a catalog of around 350 PS1, PS2, PS3 and PSP games or access to exclusive demos to test out specific games before you buy them.
PS Plus vs Game Pass: Price
In terms of hardware prices, it’s a perfect link between Sony and Microsoft, with the PS5 and Xbox Series X priced at €500 each. But what about subscriptions?
For Game Pass, pricing is very aggressive with a quality/price ratio that defies all competition. On the other hand, it is not possible to pay quarterly or annually. You are obligated to pay monthly which is not very beneficial over the course of a year.
On the PlayStation Plus side, the prices are less attractive, but with the ability to pay quarterly, but especially annually, PS Plus Premium is just as expensive as the regular Game Pass with fewer benefits.
- Game Pass prices
- Game Pass PC: €1 for the first three months, then €9.99 per month (that’s €92.91 for the first year, then €119.88 for the year)
- Game Pass: 1 € for the first three months, then 9.99 € per month (ie € 92.91 for the first year, then € 119.88 for the year)
- Game Pass Ultimate: €12.99 per month (that’s €155.88 per year)
- PlayStation Plus prices
- Basic: €8.99 per month / €24.99 per quarter / €59.99 per year
- Additional: €13.99 per month / €39.99 per quarter / €99.99 per year
- Premium: €16.99 per month / €49.99 per quarter / €119.99 per year
PS Plus vs Game Pass: Benefits
On the plus side, both PS Plus and Game Pass make very good arguments. On the PS Plus side, you will be able to take advantage of four to seven benefits depending on the offers you choose. On the Game Pass side, you will only get additional benefits with the Ultimate mode.
- game arcade
- Feature 01: Access to nearly 150 games (Game Pass for PC only)
- Feature 01: Access to nearly 350 games (Game Pass only)
- Feature 01: Access to about 500 games (Game Pass Ultimate only)
- Feature 02: Xbox Live subscription to play online (Game Pass Ultimate only)
- Feature 03: Free Games Every Month with Games With Gold (Game Pass Ultimate only)
- Feature 04: Access to XCloud (Game Pass Ultimate only)
- Feature 05: Access to EA Play Games (Game Pass Ultimate only)
- PlayStation Plus
- Feature 01: Access to PlayStation Network for Live Play (Basic, Extra, Premium)
- Feature 02: Games Shown Every Month (Basic, Extra, and Premium)
- Feature 03: Exclusive discounts every month (Basic, Extra, Premium)
- Feature 04: Backups Stored in the Cloud (Basic, Additional, and Premium)
- Feature 05: Access to about 400 PS4 / PS5 games (Extra and Premium)
- Feature 06: Access to nearly 350 PS1, PS2, PS3, and PSP (Premium) games
- Feature 07: Access to exclusive demos (Premium)
PS Plus vs Game Pass: Games
When it comes to gaming, Game Pass and PS Plus are still competing with good arguments from both sides. For PS Plus, you will have the advantage of the number of games (about 750 in total). On the other hand, in this selection you will mainly find old games (PS1, PS2, PS3, PSP), many PS4 games and some PS5 games. You won’t have to rely on exclusive PlayStation Studios offers from day one.
For Game Pass, we are in a catalog of about 500 games. On the other hand, modern games are more in number with all the Xbox Games Studios games arriving from day one. Starfield, the next Forza Horizon, or even RedFall, all three games will be available once released on Game Pass at no additional cost.
PS Plus vs Game Pass: No obligation
Whether it’s Xbox Game Pass or the new PlayStation Plus, both services are without a subscription. Of course, if you choose PS Plus for a year (to take advantage of the discounted prices), your subscription will be for several months. However, you are not obligated to extend. Whether it’s Game Pass or PS Plus, you can stop your subscription whenever you want!
PS Plus vs Game Pass: Balance Sheet
In the end, we have two offers that are very similar and offer many similar benefits but more or less useful depending on what you are looking for. Note, however, that Game Pass is accessible on consoles (Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One) and PC, while the new PlayStation Plus is accessible on consoles (PS4 and PS5) and PC for the Premium version.
- Xbox Game Pass summary:
|Show||the computer||game arcade||climax|
|Subscription||one month||one month||one month|
|bows||the computer||Xbox X/S – Xbox One||Xbox Series X / S – Xbox One – PC|
|Approximate number of games||Approximately. 150 games||Approximately. 300 games||Approximately. 450 games|
|another option||Games with gold|
|Another option (2)||–||–||Xbox Live|
|Another option (3)||–||–||XCloud|
|Another option (4)||–||–||Play EA|
|price||9.99 €||9.99 €||€12.99|
- PlayStation Plus summary:
|Subscription||without commitment||without commitment||without commitment|
|bows||PS5, PS4, PC||PS5, PS4, PC||PS5, PS4, PC|
|Number of Games (Approx.)||no one||Approximately. 400 PS4 / PS5 games||Approximately. 740 games for PS1, PS2, PS3, PSP, PS4, PS5|
|another option||Games shown every month||Games shown every month||Games shown every month|
|Another option (2)||Exclusive discounts||Exclusive discounts||Exclusive discounts|
|Another option (3)||Cloud storage for backups||Cloud storage for backups||Cloud storage for backups|
|Another option (4)||Access to online multiplayer||Access to online multiplayer||Access to online multiplayer|
|Another option (5)||–||Approximately. 400 PS4 / PS5 games||Approximately. 400 PS4 / PS5 games|
|Another option (6)||–||–||Approximately. 340 PS1, PS2, PS3 and PSP games|
|Another option (7)||–||–||Access to exclusive offers|
|Price (per month)||€899||13.99 €||16.99 €|
|Price (Quarterly)||24.99 €||€39.99||€49.99|
|price (annual)||€59.99||€99.99||119.99 EUR|
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