The best PlayStation Plus deals in August 2017

So, you're looking for a cheap PlayStation Plus deal? Let's see what we can do then. By default, the regular price for an annual PS Plus membership in most stores or online through the PlayStation store is $60/£40. We can do better than that for you though and not just for Black Friday.

UK Update: Sony has just announced that from the end of August, PlayStation Plus prices in the UK will be rising. The RRP of a 12-month sub will rise from £39.99 to £49.99. On the plus side, you can stack memberships, so we'd advise buying a fresh sub or two as soon as possible even if your PlayStation Plus subscription has a while to go before expiring.

You'll need a PlayStation Plus membership to play PS4 games online. On the "plus" side (that's right, I went there), membership also gives you access to the PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection. This is typically six digital games across the PS4, PS3 and PS Vita family per month that are yours to keep and play while you're a member. Even if you pause your membership, then come back, you'll still be able to redownload them. 

Membership also gets you exclusive discounts in sales across PlayStation Network and lets you upload game saves to the cloud, which is brilliant for backing up your progress in case your console's hard drive fails.

All in all, it's a great value for your money each year. That said, make sure you turn off those pesky auto-renew settings on your console to avoid paying full price, as we've found some tasty discounts for you with these cheap PlayStation Plus prices. Xbox fans, we've got you covered too with the cheapest Xbox Live Gold deals around.

CDKeys Update: We generally find that CDKeys is one of the cheapest prices to buy a 12-month PlayStation Plus deal, but technical gremlins sometimes mean the deals don't show up in our comparison chart below. Feel free to check the following CDKeys links though, just to make sure you're getting the best PS Plus deal. Prices are usually hovering around £32-£34 in the UK and $50-$55 in the US.

The rumors are true. There's also a three-month subscription available, but the value isn't as strong and you're technically paying more per month compared to the PS Plus 12-month deals. Take a look.

What are the free PS Plus games this month?

We've got you covered there. Each month we update the list of extensive freebies for the PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection. Why not bookmark the page below to make sure you never miss out?