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One Year of PlayStation Plus Value In Free Games: $1854.86

Posted on Friday, June 28 @ 12:32:38 Eastern by


Sony is celebrating one full year of PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection, and posted the image above showcasing all 64 free games offered since Instant Game Collection launched.

That's a lot of games for subscribing to PlayStation Plus for just $49.99 a year. This got me wondering... just how much does that $49.99 get you in value? Now that I had all of the free games offered right before my very eyes, a little bit of lazy Googling and lazier mathematics through an Excel spreadsheet I whipped up gave me the answer I was looking for. 

Ready for this? In just one year of PlayStation Plus—all the free games pictured up top—are valued at roughly $1854.86.

That number may seem precise, but I admittedly cheated a little. If I had to hunt down the current price of 64 games, it'd have taken all week. So what I decided would give me the most accurate figure I could get was if I went by the price of each game at its release. That means, retail PS3 titles, unless they were launched at a discount price, are $59.99 a piece. Now I know that there is no way you're going to pay $59.99 for inFamous 2 so long after it released, but seriously, are you going to nitpick that much about this estimated value? Especially when you paid less than the full cost of one retail PS3 game for over $1800 in free games? I didn't think so.

I used the same "price on release date" formula for PS Vita, PSP, and PSN-only titles as well. And if you think about it, there's even more value there since some of these games are cross-buy titles that give you access to both a PS3 and PS Vita version of the game. The Walking Dead was a tough one since it released via PlayStation Plus as episodes, so instead I just wrapped it up for its retail price for the disc version released late last year.

Can't beleive Sony gave away that much money's worth of games in just one year of PlayStation Plus? And for only $49.99? Go ahead, check my math.

Really, do you need more reason to subscribe to PlayStation Plus

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PS3 Retail Titles  
infamous 2 59.99
LittleBigPlanet 2 59.99
Ratchet and Clank: All for One 59.99
Borderlands 59.99
Resident Evil 5 59.99
Just Cause 2 59.99
Warhammer 40K Space Marine 59.99
Saints Row 2 59.99
BioShock 2 59.99
Darksiders 59.99
Vanquish 59.99
Spec Ops: The Line 59.99
Demons Souls 59.99
Sleeping Dogs 59.99
Guardians of Middle Earth 49.99
King of the Fighters XIII 59.99
Super Street Fighter IV 39.99
Disgaea 4 59.99
The Walking Dead 49.99
   
PS Vita Retail Titles  
Uncharted: Golden Abyss 49.99
Gravity Rush 39.99
WipeOut 2048 39.99
Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus 39.99
BlazBlue Calamity Trigger II 39.99
   
PSP Retail Titles  
Tekken 6 29.99
Final Fantasy Tactics 29.99
Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny 29.99
Megal Man X Maverick Hunter 29.99
   
PS3 Digital-Only PSN Titles  
Gotham City Imposters 14.99
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light 14.99
Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown 14.99
Outland 9.99
Pac-Man Championship Edition DX 9.99
NFL Blitz 4.99
Rochard 9.99
The Cave 14.99
Labyrinth Legends 14.99
Mega Man 9 and Mega Man 10 9.99
NBA Jam: On Fire Edition 14.99
Double Dragon Neon 9.99
Renegade Ops 14.99
Choplifter HD 14.99
Sideway: New York 9.99
Zombie Apocalypse 9.99
Hard Corps: Uprising 14.99
BloodRayne Betrayal 14.99
Scott Pilgrim Vs The World 9.99
PayDay: The Heist 13.99
Quantum Conundrum 9.99
Dungeon Defenders 14.99
Closure 14.99
Malicious 9.99
Joe Danger 2 14.99
Anomaly: Warzone Earth 9.99
   
PS Vita Digital-Only PSN Titles  
Germinator 9.99
Plants Vs Zombies 10.49
Chronovolt 4.99
Tales from Space: When Mutant Blobs Attack 7.99
Jet Set Radio 9.99
   
Cross-Buy Digital-Only Titles  
Retro City Rampage 14.99
Knytt Underground 14.99
Zombie Tycoon II 9.99
Foosball 2012 7.99
Pinball Arcade 9.99
   
GRAND TOTAL 1854.86
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