Starting today, anyone who purchases a year-long Playstation Plus subscription will automatically receive an additional three months of the service at no additional cost.
A one year subscription to Sony’s premium gaming service will still run you $49.99. Existing subscribers can still purchase another year of the service and will also get the bonus three months added onto their existing subscription time. The service works across both the PS3 and Vita platforms, and anyone who purchased one of the recent PS3 or Vita bundles that included a free year of the service will also get the extra 3 months for free.
I was skeptical of PS Plus at first, as I’ve always thought that PSN’s biggest advantage over Xbox Live was the fact that it was free. But I’ve had PS Plus for the last year or so and I’ve been extremely satisfied with the service: I’ve probably saved enough money in discounts on the PSN Store alone to recoup my subscription cost, and the selection of “free” games on the service has caused me to try out some great games that I otherwise wouldn’t have given a chance too, such as Ubisoft’s Outland. I hate to sound like a commercial, but I wholeheartedly recommend that anyone with a PS3 give the service a shot.