Sony Confirms Blocking of PS Plus & Now Renewal Cards; New PlayStation Plus Premium Conversion Table Revealed

PlayStation Plus Premium Conversion Table

Yesterday, we reported that Sony has seemingly blocked the renewal of PS Plus and Now via prepaid cards to prevent users from stacking their subscriptions before the roll out of the new PlayStation Plus Premium service. Sony today has confirmed that they are indeed blocking subscription renewals for the meantime while also providing a new PlayStation Plus Premium conversion table for your PS Plus and PS Now cards.

Here’s the official confirmation from Sony regarding the blocking via the updated PS Plus FAQ:

As we prepare to launch the new PlayStation Plus membership service, we are doing some work behind the scenes to make the transition as smooth as possible for all of our existing members. As part of this work, we’ve temporarily disabled stacking memberships for existing customers until after the launch. Rest assured that your voucher code is still valid, and you will be able to redeem your code either when your existing membership expires and deactivates, or after the new PlayStation Plus service launches in your area, whichever happens first.

This means that if you’re planning to stack subsciptions via these renewal cards, you’re out of luck. However, if you don’t have an existing subscription, it seems that you can safely subscribe to the service as per this line from the FAQ:

If you are not a current member of the service the voucher is for, you can redeem your voucher using PS4, PS5, Web and Mobile App. Click here for instructions. If you join PlayStation Plus and still have an active membership when the new PlayStation Plus service launches, you will transition into PlayStation Plus Essential. If you join PlayStation Now and still have an active membership when the new PlayStation Plus service launches, you will automatically migrate to the PlayStation Plus Premium.

As for those who have now stacked either PS Plus or PS Now cards and have existing subscriptions, you will be able to use your cards only after:

If you currently have a PlayStation Plus or PlayStation Now membership, due to changes we are making to the service prior to launch, you won’t be able to redeem a voucher code for that service until your existing membership expires and deactivates, or after the new PlayStation Plus service launches in your area, whichever happens first. Rest assured that your voucher code is still valid.

As for the new conversion table for PlayStation Plus Premium, check out the handy table below to see how many days you can get from the cards you have:

PS PlusNon-subscriberEsentialExtraPremium
1 month31 days Essential31 days Essential20 days Extra17 days Premium
3 months92 days Essential92 days Essential58 days Extra46 days Premium
12 months365 days Essential365 days Essential219 days Extra183 days Premium
PS NowNon-subscriberEsentialExtraPremium
1 month21 days Premium40 days Essential25 days Extra21 days Premium
3 months53 days Premium105 days Essential66 days Extra53 days Premium
12 months183 days Premium365 days Essential219 days Extra183 days Premium

With this, it seems that Sony has curbed the possible exploit of users stacking their subscriptions before the service even releases. Given that there appears to be a lot of users who were affected by the sudden stoppage of renewal through cards, it’s good that Sony addressed the issue before the renewed service launches in June.

Source: PlayStation

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