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The cheapest PlayStation Plus deals in May 2022

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Never pay full price for your membership again with one of these PlayStation Plus deals. It may be less effort to stick with auto-renew, but if you take the time to buy from the right place you save a good chunk of cash on your subscription to Sony's gaming service for PS5 and PS4. We've brought together all the cheapest PS Plus prices available today just below to save you from having to search for yourself.

PS Plus revamp announced

As we suspected, Sony has recently announced its revamp of the PlayStation Plus service. While the basic PS Plus subscription will stay the same, two new membership tiers will be added that combine some features of the now-defunct game streaming service PS Now. With PS Plus Extra, you get access to up to 400 PS4 and PS5 games to play and download as part of your membership. Meanwhile, PS Plus Premium adds extra games including PS3, PS2, PS1 and PSP titles - as well as limited trials to certain games. If that's not of interest you can continue your existing membership as normal with any of the PS Plus deals on this page. We'll add offers on other tiers and the cost to upgrade to a different tier as more information becomes available before the new service launches in June.

Normally, a PS Plus membership costs $9.99 / £6.99 a month. However, it's always better value to buy in bulk, as you can get a 12-month subscription for $59.99 / £49.99. But we can do even better than that. There are plenty of discounts on PlayStation Plus across the web so you don't have to pay the full price.

We often see the best PS Plus deals during major sales events, though. Last year, for example, the price for a 12-month subscription went as low as $39.99 in the US. Meanwhile, the best PS Plus deal in the UK saw a subscription fall to under £30. Don't fret if you missed out: it's likely those discounts will return later in the year for Amazon Prime Day and during Sony's annual Days of Play event.

Of course, a PS Plus membership is a necessity to play PS5 and PS4 games in online multiplayer. However, that's not all it's for. You also get free monthly games, access to a wide range of top PS4 games on PS5 through the PlayStation Plus Collection and exclusive discounts in the PS Store. Plenty of value, then.

Whether you're signing up for the first time or are back to renew your subscription for another year, you'll find all the latest PlayStation Plus deals just below. We've got a comparison between all the cheapest prices from around the web for both 12-month and 3-month memberships. 

Here at TechRadar, we've also got a wider look at all the PS5 deals available today and the best PS5 SSD deals should you need more storage space for any of the cheap PS5 games you go out and buy. And if you're yet to get the latest Sony console, check out our PS5 restock hub for regular updates from all the major retailers.

The cheapest PlayStation Plus deals

We generally find that CDKeys is one of the cheapest prices to buy a 12-month PlayStation Plus membership. Our widget below should direct you to a subscription for your country, but do always double-check that the PS Plus membership you are purchasing will work in your region. There will be a flag on the page to show you where the subscription can be used, or it will state if it's a universal code.

A three-month PS Plus subscription is also available. However, the value isn't as strong and you end up paying more per month compared to a 12-month PlayStation Plus membership. All the same, take a look if you only need that amount of time or prefer paying in smaller bursts.

Is a PlayStation Plus membership worth it?

If you play games online then a PlayStation Plus membership is absolutely worth buying. Some would say it's an essential part of your PlayStation experience. PS Plus does have benefits even if you don't play online.

There's a constantly updated roster of games to download and play that will save you far more than the membership costs each month. You're never left wanting if you're open to new experiences and looking for something new to play. 

On top of that, cloud storage and save game backups can really come in handy, especially if you want peace of mind that all your saved data is kept safe should anything happen to your console. 

What are the free PS Plus games this month?

We've got you covered there. Each month we update the list of free PS Plus games you can save to your account. These games are free to download and play the entire time you still maintain a PlayStation Plus membership. 

PS Plus May games:

  • FIFA 22 (PS5/PS4)
  • Tribes of Midgard (PS5/PS4)
  • Curse of the Dead Gods (PS4)

Don't forget, too, that PS5 owners that are on PS Plus can also access the PlayStation Plus Collection: a selection of 18 top PS4 games that you can play on the new console including God of War, Bloodborne, Uncharted 4, Ratchet & Clank, Days Gone, The Last of Us Remastered and Persona 5.

James Pickard is a Deals Editor at TechRadar. After many years of scouring the net for the cheapest games and tech for his own personal use, he decided to make it his job to share those bargains with you. James also has over five years of experience covering some of the biggest sales events of the year at Eurogamer and VG247, including Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Amazon Prime Day. When not deals hunting, James can be found on the PS5, watching a classic film noir or cheering on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.