PSN+ give away $1,349.29 of "free" games per sub this year

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PlayStation Plus' free games totaled more than $1,300 in value per subscription this year


Sony would, of course, like you to see its PlayStation Plus service as a bargain, but how much value does it really add to your gaming life? Well, according to data compiled by UK publication Push Square, quite a lot, actually. After combing through the 2014 selection of games offered as part of the service's Instant Game Collection, Push Square reports that Sony offered $1,349.29 worth of games in North America, and £960.64 worth of games in Europe.

Now, there are some caveats to this data. While the games themselves are free to add to your collection and free to play while you have a current PS Plus subscription ($50 for a year in the US), once your subscription lapses you'll lose access to said games. Push Square's numbers also do not separate games by system, so you only got the full, $1,349.29 value of games if you owned a PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and a PlayStation Vita.

Still, considering that the average monthly Metacritic score (factoring in all games) was 79 for the US and 78 in Europe, as well as the fact that PS Plus also grants subscribers access to discounts, giveaways, Share Play and online multiplayer on PS4, it's not a bad deal. And that's how you (possibly) saved more than $1,200 in 12 months on your game collection.

http://www.joystiq.com/2014/12/13/playstation-plus-free-games-totaled-more-than-1-300-in-value-p/
 
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Shingo

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Well angry birds star wars is around 50$ on tr psn so I am not suprised this asslicking article.although it seems like an ad not article.
 

K2D

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All I can say is I will keep paying for plus as long as it pays off of itself. Best money I've ever spent on gaming. Just wish I could buy and support the smaller games on there.
 

Nerevar

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That's cool I guess but the actual worth is what games you get, not their price.

So far on my PS4 I've gotten a few fun little games. Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, Secret Ponchos, and Steamworld Dig.