PlayStation Plus subscription stacking blocked by Sony

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,

Sony has stopped players from stacking their prepaid Plus and Now cards, presumably in an attempt to curb players saving money by getting a cheaper PlayStation premium subscription.

Multiple sources have corroborated that Sony has stopped customers' ability to stack PlayStation Plus and Now subscriptions, with both PushSquare and Twitter user heelishEdgeKliq both reporting the news.

PlayStation Plus and Now pre-paid cards blocked by Sony


When players were attempting to redeem prepaid Plus cards, an error popped up stating that "The prepaid card could not be redeemed. Please try again later." This causes the Ask PlayStation customer support line to be bombarded with questions about the issue given that many were redeeming prepaid cards in order to get access to the PlayStation Premium tier at launch for a cheaper price.

The customer support department has started issuing emails confirming the news, with an email relayed to PushSquare on the matter from a member of staff at customer support. “I have checked the voucher and your account and can conclude that as of now there is a temporarily deactivated function for PS Plus/PS Now subscriptions which does not allow for stacking of either membership on already active memberships," reads the email.

“This is only temporary and as soon as we have more information about we will let our players know, for more information regarding news for the new launch of our service please check out our blog.”

How does PlayStation subscription stacking work?

Players have been guaranteed that a Plus and Now subscription will transition to the highest tier of the Plus revamp for as long as those subscriptions lasted. So, if you had two years left of both in June 2022, then you would have Premium until 2024 at a cheaper cost than Premium for two years.

What do you think of the news? Have you already stacked? Were you planning to Jenga your subscriptions? Let us know in the comments!
Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Associate Editor Kes is our resident expert in PlayStation news. He writes about upcoming exclusives like The Last of Us and God of War, PS Plus and PS Studios news, and his favourite games — The Witcher 3, Assassin’s Creed, and The Outer Wilds — before an evening swim.