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PlayStation Plus Premium / Extra Games For Japan Announced

Amiga

Member
The three-tiered PlayStation Plus relaunch is live in Japan, and Sony Interactive Entertainment has shared the full list of titles available on the service at launch in the region.

The new service first launched on May 23 in Asia (excluding Japan). It will launch on June 13 in the Americas and June 22 in Europe. The launch games lineups for the Americas and Europe have yet to be announced.


https://www.gematsu.com/2022/06/new-playstation-plus-japan-launch-games-lineup-announced

If the the same games launch in NA, I will get more than 2 dozen games I'm interested in playing but was not willing to buy. Includes several Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel games, Y's 8+9, the Surge 1+2, Wonderful 101: Remastered.

What are your picks?
 

Gamerguy84

Member
Very nice list, I would be satisfied with that.

Going to play through DS and Returnal for starters and I'll go through the PS4 titles again.

I do really want to play through Siphon Filter and compare it to the one I own already.
 

StreetsofBeige

Gold Member
Demon's Souls, Returnal, Miles Morales. Three good recent games.

For you Sony gamers subbing to the middle and top tier, enjoy the games. Nothing wrong with sub plans. No different than NF, Spotify, or even local cable TV. Technically, you can buy on disc or digital just about anything.

No matter what any anti-subber purist tells you (you're only a real gamer if you buy the game and subbing hurts devs revenue [even though I have no idea what the partnership $$$ is], so please buy the game on day one like me), do what you want with your gaming dollar.

If it's towards sub plans to enjoy a smorgasbord of games for cheap instead of putting it towards a handful of $70 games per year, do it if it's worth it to you. Let the purists buy their games for top dollar. Just wait for it to come to sub plan.

And even if the game doesn't look like it's coming, who cares. By that time, the game will probably be $20 or $30. So buy it then.

Or do what some people do. Buy day one kinds of games for games you got to play right away (shooters and sports for MP and league play) and sub plan for all the games you dont care about playing till years later or can wait. SP games or RPGs are good examples where you dont need to care about MP user base.
 
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Nothing for me all of the Game from Sony that have came out that i wanted to play i already played so this a nothing for me
 
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Fredrik

Gold Member
Edited the list to my own. Nice start at $5/month with Now stacking.
👌


PlayStation 5
PlayStation 4
  • AO Tennis 2
  • Alienation
  • Darksiders Genesis
  • Darksiders III
  • Days Gone
  • Death Stranding Director’s Cut
  • EVERSPACE
  • LittleBigPlanet 3
  • Matterfall
  • MediEvil
  • Nioh
  • Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty
  • R-Type Final 2
  • Resogun
  • Shadow of the Colossus
  • Shenmue III
  • Sine Mora EX
  • Tennis World Tour 2
  • Trials Rising
  • Until Dawn

GAME TRIALS​


PlayStation 5

CLASSICS CATALOG​


PlayStation 1 Emulated (native PS5 and PS4)

  • Ape Escape
  • Jumping Flash!
  • Tekken 2
  • Wild Arms
PlayStation 2 Emulated (native PS4)

  • Jak & Daxter: The Precursor’s Legacy
 

StreetsofBeige

Gold Member
Tekken 2. That brings bac memories. Awesome game. Best music too. Yoshimitsu music might be best ever in a fighting game.

I remember buying it too. I was at a game store and they didnt have any copies so I asked if he was willing to sell his rental copy at used game prices and he did.
 
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Dthomp

Member
It's an ok list, but as somebody who games too much. I either own, or have played almost every game on that list that I would have had interest in. I was hoping the PS1/PS2 selection would be great and push me over the edge to try a higher tier, but may have to just wait and see since alot of those games that are in my "maybe someday I'd try pile" tend to go on sale for less then 10 bucks every few months.
 

Fredrik

Gold Member
If it's towards sub plans to enjoy a smorgasbord of games for cheap instead of putting it towards a handful of $70 games per year, do it if it's worth it to you. Let the purists buy their games for top dollar. Just wait for it to come to sub plan.

And even if the game doesn't look like it's coming, who cares. By that time, the game will probably be $20 or $30. So buy it then.

Or do what some people do. Buy day one kinds of games for games you got to play right away (shooters and sports for MP and league play) and sub plan for all the games you dont care about playing till years later or can wait. SP games or RPGs are good examples where you dont need to care about MP user base.
Yeah subscriptions can be awesome. I literally haven’t bought a single game on Xbox since 2020, with the time I have for games Gamepass has been enough.

PS+ is a bit different since 1st party games aren’t there day 1, so it’s difficult to cut game purchases down to zero. But if I can wait for PS+ releases on everything I’m not certain I will like I’ll still save a ton of money. Posted my get-list above.

I hope they add The Last of Us part 2. I swore early on after the torture trailer that I would never buy it, but if I get it for free I’ll definitely check it out. I liked the first game.
 

StreetsofBeige

Gold Member
Yeah subscriptions can be awesome. I literally haven’t bought a single game on Xbox since 2020, with the time I have for games Gamepass has been enough.

PS+ is a bit different since 1st party games aren’t there day 1, so it’s difficult to cut game purchases down to zero. But if I can wait for PS+ releases on everything I’m not certain I will like I’ll still save a ton of money. Posted my get-list above.

I hope they add The Last of Us part 2. I swore early on after the torture trailer that I would never buy it, but if I get it for free I’ll definitely check it out. I liked the first game.
Since 2020, I think the only games I've bought (split with my buddy home sharing) are COD. And I bought Diablo 2 and a handful of dirt cheap indie games on my own since he didnt care about them.

Yup. Just milk PS sub service as much as possible. At worst, the game doesn't come and you buy it at a bargain price later for $20.

It's not like Sony or MS are losing shit loads of money on it. If it was so bad for them they wouldnt do sub plans and would stick to selling discs and digital copies forever. Also, what zero game makers and studios tell you too until earnings report time for the big guys is all the mtx money they make which can make these companies record profit. They'll never promote that to gamers though. Only people who read their business reports know that. The last thing all these video companies want you to know is they are raking in the money. They'll promote shit like "Thank you gamers for helping us sell 1 million copies", but they'll never say "Thank you gamers for spending $10 million on mtx". One statement is PR for helping drive attention and community of gamers. The other looks like Scrooge grabbing a pile of dimes.

So short term hit doing a partnership deal can still lead to giant money long term taking mtx cuts.
 

Chukhopops

Member
Pretty cool list, I could see myself subbing to it occasionally. Right now I buy second hand most of the PS5 games I play (the only exceptions being Demons Souls and HFW) so this could replace it, with less chance of being disappointed after purchasing.

Just curious if the wait time will be one year or two years from initial release.
 

Fredrik

Gold Member
Since 2020, I think the only games I've bought (split with my buddy home sharing) are COD. And I bought Diablo 2 and a handful of dirt cheap indie games on my own since he didnt care about them.

Yup. Just milk PS sub service as much as possible. At worst, the game doesn't come and you buy it at a bargain price later for $20.

It's not like Sony or MS are losing shit loads of money on it. If it was so bad for them they wouldnt do sub plans and would stick to selling discs and digital copies forever. Also, what zero game makers and studios tell you too until earnings report time for the big guys is all the mtx money they make which can make these companies record profit. They'll never promote that to gamers though. Only people who read their business reports know that. The last thing all these video companies want you to know is they are raking in the money. They'll promote shit like "Thank you gamers for helping us sell 1 million copies", but they'll never say "Thank you gamers for spending $10 million on mtx". One statement is PR for helping drive attention and community of gamers. The other looks like Scrooge grabbing a pile of dimes.

So short term hit doing a partnership deal can still lead to giant money long term taking mtx cuts.
Tbh I don’t buy MTX either…

But I talk about the games I play and praise them if I like them, which means someone who’re not subscribing might find out about a game and buy it.

I think that’s how the economy works when devs say they’ve seen a boost in sales after a Gamepass release.

I don’t think actual subscribers buy more games, but more talk on social media, youtube, among friends etc will increase the visibility and create hype if a game is actually good, which could lead to more sales.
Gamepass/PS+ subscribers are essentually used as a new type of ads, and devs also get money from including the games on the service.

It will be interesting to hear if Returnal can get a sales boost from the PS+ release, there are still like 19 millions of potential consumers out there that might notice the game.
 

Kokoloko85

Member
Man that classic list is shite... so half arsed. PS3 /Vita store has so many PS1, PSP & PS2 titles. Surely Sony has more money then ever to port/license these things
 

Banjo64

Member
Man that classic list is shite... so half arsed. PS3 /Vita store has so many PS1, PSP & PS2 titles. Surely Sony has more money then ever to port/license these things
Yeah. Shame. Luckily I still have a PS3. Don’t think I’ll ever sell it as it’s Sony’s best retro machine IMO.

Extra by far the best tier full stop. £83 a year. No brainier.
 

Punished Miku

Gold Member
Demon's Souls, Returnal, Miles Morales. Three good recent games.

For you Sony gamers subbing to the middle and top tier, enjoy the games. Nothing wrong with sub plans. No different than NF, Spotify, or even local cable TV. Technically, you can buy on disc or digital just about anything.

No matter what any anti-subber purist tells you (you're only a real gamer if you buy the game and subbing hurts devs revenue [even though I have no idea what the partnership $$$ is], so please buy the game on day one like me), do what you want with your gaming dollar.

If it's towards sub plans to enjoy a smorgasbord of games for cheap instead of putting it towards a handful of $70 games per year, do it if it's worth it to you. Let the purists buy their games for top dollar. Just wait for it to come to sub plan.

And even if the game doesn't look like it's coming, who cares. By that time, the game will probably be $20 or $30. So buy it then.

Or do what some people do. Buy day one kinds of games for games you got to play right away (shooters and sports for MP and league play) and sub plan for all the games you dont care about playing till years later or can wait. SP games or RPGs are good examples where you dont need to care about MP user base.
Just going to see how long first party titles stay on there, or if they "go back in the Disney vault." Will be curious if there's a predictable release timing also. 1 year after release? All titles? Lots of question marks still.

I'll definitely consider a month or two of Extra yearly to just knock out first party titles. Not going to pay $70 for each one. Yeah right. Never been okay with that.
 

Amiga

Member
Just curious if the wait time will be one year or two years from initial release.

A game like Stray is slated for day1 release..

https://www.eurogamer.net/stray-lau...-in-pricier-playstation-plus-tiers-on-day-one

Sony would want to have some day1 releases to compete with impressions for GP

All this depends on the game .The rate of purchase drop influences a publisher in selling their games to a service. the reception and quality of a game decide the price MS/Sony want to pay to get the game in their service. An old game that keeps selling like Witcher/GTA may never come to the services. A quality game that couldn't convince gamers to buy it could come very early like GotG. Some service games that relay on selling extra content and need players to engage would also come sooner.
 

Fbh

Gold Member
As a late adopter I'm definitely in for a year.
Demon Souls
Returnal
Spiderman MM
Guardians of the Galaxy
Tsushima Directors cut

Afterwards it will depend on how they keep expanding the library.
 
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