Although it has only been launched for Asia, the way Sony manages its PS Plus service packages has drawn a lot of criticism in the way they manage the incentives for gamers who have signed up for service packages. this.
There are two extremely inadequacies when gamers who already own the old Plus package want to upgrade to the new Plus package, which makes gamers extremely angry. The first inadequacy is that gamers will not be able to choose to raise a certain amount of time, but have to raise the entire remaining time of the old package to the new one. This leads to a rather tragic situation for previous gamers who accidentally loaded their service packages, typically some gamers have loaded their old Plus package until 2026 and now if he wants to upgrade to the Plus Deluxe package (Premium’s reduced package in countries that do not support the stream feature) then he has to upgrade all 4 years with an amount that can be up to 9200 THB. This is a very confusing move by Sony because the time they launched the new PS Plus package was in May-June, at this time many gamers have renewed their service packages during the Tet holiday or Tet holiday. For a whole year, the quality of the new packages is still a big question mark, so many people just want to sign up for a month or two. If the above is not enough to anger gamers, the policy that Game4V is about to talk about is what makes even the most loyal fans angry, that policy is if gamers load the Plus package often on promotional occasions. When you upgrade to higher packages, you will have to pay more of the promotional amount. This makes gamers wonder what Sony’s promotion is for in the first place when if they recharge on these occasions, they can’t upgrade later, there are also gamers who understand that Sony just wants to prevent inflation. , hoarding with the new Plus package but accidentally creating more barriers for true gamers.
Faced with such a situation, many gamers voiced their advice to Sony to learn from the way Microsoft manages GamePass to develop a new Plus package, they can let gamers only register or upgrade on a monthly basis. and then go to the next extension. This can be difficult at first, but once the service pack has a foothold in the gaming community, then they can add many new renewal ways. Hopefully in the coming days Sony will have other renewal policies that are more suitable for the majority of users, because if this situation continues, I’m afraid they will have a hard time regaining market share from GamePass.