Is PlayStation Plus A Good Deal? Part Five

This is part 5 of my on-going mission to track my Playstation plus transactions and to see whether or not Playstation plus is a good deal.

This covers February, March and todays [April] Update

All price are from the UK store and are in Pounds and pence (£)

Playstation Plus -39.99
Wipeout HD +13.99
Destruction Derby +3.99
Field runners +3.99
Age of zombie +3.99
Steel & titanium pack +4.79
Sackboy on the run theme +1.59
   
Alien Zombie Death +2.49
Blast Off +2.49
Origami Swan Avatar +0.20
Origami Butterfly Avatar +0.20
   
aero racer +3.99
yetisport +2.49
streetfighter 2 turbo hd remix +11.99
kula world [ps1 classic] +3.99
Sam and max full season +19.99
vectorTD +2.49
Echoes +0.99
   
Critter crunch +4.79
Bloons +3.49
vempire +1.74
  +53.68
cuboid +7.99
bubble trubble +3.99
Dracula: undead awakening +3.99
Oddworld:Abe’s Exodus +3.99
   
Shatter +4.79
Pipe Madness [Brand new mini and 2 weeks before release to public] +3.49
Kahoots +2.49
G-Police[ps1 classic] +3.99
LBP Sack boys prehistoric moves +4.79
Samurai Shodown [neogeo] +7.19
A space shooter for 2 bucks +1.74
sonic dynamic theme +1.59
   
Lead & gold +11.99
sonic the hedgehog +3.99
Astro tripper +3.19
guilty gear +2.39
pix n love rush +1.74
enigmo +2.39
   
sonic the hedgehog 2 NR
prince of persia classic +7.99
red faction battlegrounds +6.29
duael invaders NR
dyno gems +2.49
creatures 3 [ps1 classic] +2.39
   
   
Grand Total +148.56
   

Also received full game trials of Rainbow six vegas 2, Assassin’s creed and prince of Persia I also had access to the socom beta a few weeks early.

At this rate im easily going to break the £200.00 pound mark. And even with this I hear people saying its not worth it. stay tuned hopefully next months update will be done on time like this one actually was for april.

Key

NR = Not released  [This normally means that the game is new and that ps+ have received it before its public date which means no price yet. Or that its an exclusive item]

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Is PlayStation Plus A Good Deal? Part Three

This is part three of my ongoing mission to track my Playstation plus transactions and to see whether or not Playstation plus is a good deal.

You can read the previous entries

https://yxxxx.wordpress.com/2010/06/30/is-playstation-plus-a-good-deal-my-view/

and

https://yxxxx.wordpress.com/2010/08/31/is-playstation-plus-a-good-deal-part-two/

I do seem unable to keep to any sort of schedule for posting things on this blog for which i do apologise.

This part actually covers two months September and October hopefully Novembers will be done on time and within a week of the main playstation plus update.

anyway with out any further to do  this is how I’m shaping up so far

So this is how it stacks so far at the current time [19/10/10]

All price are from the UK store and are in Pounds and pence (£)

Playstation plus -39.99
Wipeout HD +13.99
Destruction Derby +3.99
Field runners +3.99
Age of zombie +3.99
Steel & titanium pack +4.79
Sackboy on the run theme +1.59
   
Alien Zombie Death +2.49
Blast Off +2.49
Origami Swan Avatar +0.20
Origami Butterfly Avatar +0.20
   
aero racer +3.99
yetisport +2.49
streetfighter 2 turbo hd remix +11.99
kula world [ps1 classic] +3.99
Sam and max full season +19.99
vectorTD +2.49
Echoes +0.99
   
Grand Total +43.66

So as you can see I’m now well into profit actually the amount I’m now up is rather surprising even to me.

Now lets see how much more I can make.

Is PlayStation Plus A Good Deal? Part Two

This is part two of my ongoing mission to track my Playstation plus transactions and to see whether or not Playstation plus is a good deal.

I have bought the year subscription for £39.99 English pounds and just like This Article from the guys at IGN.com im tracking my savings.

I’m following the same rules that have been set out by IGN which are as follows

For the next year, IGN PlayStation Executive Editor Greg Miller and IGN Guides Guru Colin Moriarty will track their PlayStation Plus PlayStation Network purchases every Wednesday. If they buy a full price game, it won’t be logged here. On the chalkboard below, we’ll track what the “free” content would have cost them as well as the discounts they’re receiving. Now, these figures will only include new stuff that the boys have downloaded. If they already own a piece of content, it won’t be included just because it has been discounted or marked as free. This is strictly what they’ve downloaded under the PlayStation Plus umbrella to date.

I will trace how much i actually save assuming that i actually save anything. I will try to do this as quickly as i can after the uk store has been updated and intend to do it quicker than i did this time around this has been delayed due to a dead ps3 you can read about my thoughts on my new slim Here.

So this is how it stacks so far at the current time [31/07/10]

All price are from the UK store and in Pounds and pence (£)

Playstation plus -39.99
Wipeout HD +13.99
Destruction Derby +3.99
Field runners +3.99
Age of zombie +3.99
Steel & titanium pack +4.79
Sackboy on the run theme +1.59
Alien Zombie Death +2.49
Blast Off +2.49
Origami Swan Avatar +0.20
Origami Butterfly Avatar +0.20
Grand Total -2.27

It was a bit of a quiet update for me i already owned a lot of the stuff that was available still got a couple of good games to play for 5 mins also had an hour full game trial of mushroom wars. That games a lot of fun might well purchase it at some point in the future. Also a couple of demos were made available early to us plus subscribers so although store content for me was poor there has been one or two nice surprises.

I expect that the new Playstation plus content will be on tomorrows [Wednesday  1st September] And with me having the weekend off of work the next update should be up by the end of the week.

Is PlayStation Plus A Good Deal? My View

As you may or may not know as of this week Playstation plus has been released on the Playstation network.

Playstation plus is a premium service that you can subscribe to similar to xbox live gold. If you want to find out more i recommend that you read the blog posts on the official Playstation blogs. which can be found

Europe http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2010/06/28/ps3-system-software-update-v3-40-and-playstation-plus-available-later-today/

US http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/06/24/playstation-plus-your-questions-answered/

Now there has been some questions as to weather its worth the cost or not. I personally think it is as do some of my friends however some people don’t see the value in it which is fair enough.

Now i came across a very interesting ongoing article on IGN which you can find linked to below

Is PlayStation Plus A Good Deal? – PS3 Feature at IGN.

It asks the question Is Playstation Plus a good deal? And goes on to say that two of the Playstation writers Greg Miller and Colin Moriarty will keep a list of what they spend/save using Playstation plus over the year seeing at the end how much each one saves or loses out having Payed for the year subscription.

Now i think this is an awesome idea and will really help people decide whether its for them or not so i thought that i would also try and do the same.

So following the rules they have set out.

For the next year, IGN PlayStation Executive Editor Greg Miller and IGN Guides Guru Colin Moriarty will track their PlayStation Plus PlayStation Network purchases every Wednesday. If they buy a full price game, it won’t be logged here. On the chalkboards below, we’ll track what the “free” content would have cost them as well as the discounts they’re receiving. Now, these figures will only include new stuff that the boys have downloaded. If they already own a piece of content, it won’t be included just because it has been discounted or marked as free. This is strictly what they’ve downloaded under the PlayStation Plus umbrella to date.

I will trace how much i actually save assuming that i actually save anything.

So this is how it stacks so far after week one.

All price are from the UK store and in Pounds and pence (£)

Playstation plus -39.99
Wipeout HD +13.99
Destruction Derby +3.99
Field runners +3.99
Age of zombie +3.99
Steel & titanium pack +4.79
Sackboy on the run theme +1.59
Grand Total -7.65