Enjoy matchmaking and free games with 5% off PlayStation Plus Essential

Enjoy matchmaking and free games with 5% off PlayStation Plus Essential

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Grab three years of PlayStation Plus Essential for less than $170.
Grab three years of free games with PlayStation Plus Essential, on sale today.
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Finally got your hands on a PlayStation 5? On its own, the PS5 allows you to enjoy story-rich single-player games and load your favorite media. But if you want to unlock its full potential, you’ll need PlayStation Plus Essential.

This membership allows you to access multiplayer in paid titles and get free games every month. And right now is the perfect time to stock up — you can get three years of PlayStation Plus Essential on sale for $169.99.

Get free games every month

Essential gives you all the core benefits of a PS Plus membership, starting with playing online. This is your key to unlocking online multiplayer and playing games with your friends and hundreds of millions of gamers worldwide. With it, you can enjoy whole new worlds with your friends or step into competitive matches against rivals.

Speaking of online features, with PS Plus Essential, you’ll get a massive cloud storage drive to save your files, enough for up to 100GB of PS4 game data and 100GB of PS5 data. These save games are stored in the cloud, so you can play to your heart’s content on your home console and pick up from where you left off by accessing your account on a friend’s PlayStation.

Tom’s Guide pointed out that the Essential plan’s online capabilities alone were enough reason to join: “Playing online and storing saves in the cloud are both arguably worth the price of admission.”

Then, you’ll also get free games to play every month. For example, games added over the last few months include Need for Speed Heat, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater and Crash Bandicoot 4. You’ll always have new games to play and won’t have to spend $60 like you normally would when buying a new title.

So, whether you want to catch up on big games you’ve missed or discover hidden gems, PS Plus Essential is an awesome way to do it.

Save on your PlayStation Plus Essential membership

For a limited time, you can get three years of PlayStation Plus Essential for $169.99 (regularly $179). With this bundle, you’ll get three one-year subscriptions, which you can stack on your account or share with friends and family. So not only would it mean you could all play online together, but it also could make for a great holiday gift that your loved ones can use all year long.

Prices subject to change.