PS+ Premium has officially deployed in Asia regions and the majority have positive things to say about the subscription. However, there is a major concern regarding upgrading your PS+ Essential subscription which sony failed to announce.
Asia regions are the first amongst all other regions to experience the perks of subscribing to PS+ Premium. So far, Sony stayed true to their promise of bringing in hundreds of classic and modern-day titles. Unfortunately, despite getting a warm reception, Asia users have one major concern regarding the upgrade. For other regions that are yet to have PS+ Premium, pay close attention to this detail.
Apparently, if a PSN user stacks PS+ subscriptions prior to the launch of PS+ tiers, prices won’t be any cheaper. According to numerous Asia users, even if you’re already subscribed to PS+ prior hand, users still have to pay the full price for an upgrade. This is something that Sony should have mentioned during their announcement. Had they done that, then at least users can anticipate the date of when they should actually subscribe.
To make things worse, your upgrade will also depend on how long your initial PS+ subscription is. Meaning, that if for example, you’ve subscribed for a total of 3 years, then you’ll have to pay 3 years’ worth of PS+ Premium subscription. Yikes. While this may be a very frustrating situation and a scenario of shortcomings on Sony’s end, it’s not entirely their fault either. Even though Sony never mentioned how paying for the subscription would work, they also never advised users to stack PS+ subscriptions. With that being said, these PSN users are also to blame for assuming that stacking PS+ would make the upgrade cheaper.
Sad to say that there’s no turning back from this unfortunate mishap. The good news is that at least other regions can learn from Asia’s experience. PS+ Premium launches in North America and South America on June 13.