PlayStation Plus Cyber Monday deals: what we expect to see

Cyber Monday is a fantastic time to refresh your PlayStation Plus subscription. Whether you're looking for a full 12 months or just a few, PlayStation Plus Cyber Monday deals are often very easy to come by.

In both the US and UK, we've seen a number of retailers offer big discounts on PS Plus subscriptions on Cyber Monday in the past, with some offering close to half off a year's sub. This is excellent value for gamers who routinely play online, which has been a boon for many during the Covid-19 pandemic.

This year, Cyber Monday 2021 takes place on November 29. As always, that's just a few days after Black Friday. And while we expect to see some solid PS Plus subscription discounts go live across the entire sales period, Cyber Monday has traditionally been an apt time to buy.

And if you're looking into PS Plus for the first time, why should you bother? Well, not only does the service allow you to play online, you'll also get high-quality games to download each month at no extra cost. Some of the best games in recent years have featured on PS Plus in 2021, including Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Star Wars: Squadrons and Control: Ultimate Edition. It's an excellent way to expand your library, especially if you've managed to get hold of a PS5 as well.

Why PlayStation Plus Cyber Monday deals matter

Retailers will have a vested interest in hosting PlayStation Plus deals this Cyber Monday. Looking at last year's stats from Statista, not only can we see a marked rise in Cyber Monday profit to $10.8 billion on the day alone, other interesting stats emerge.

Overall footfall across the sales period was down drastically across the board for high streets, retail parks and shopping malls. That's largely down to the Covid-19 pandemic, of course, which instilled a preference for consumers to shop online.

Plus, as many of us chose to stay inside during the pandemic, people sought to connect with each other online. This is where subscription services like PS Plus and Xbox Live come into play. As both are paid services, it's understandable that those looking to play online often would seek out a deal on Cyber Monday.

Maneater was available on PS Plus in January 2021

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When will the best PlayStation Plus Cyber Monday deals start in 2021?

While Cyber Monday (November 29) is a great time to look for a PlayStation Plus subscription discount, we'd also recommend you to be on the lookout for a bargain before that date. Black Friday on November 26 is sure to have some deals on PS Plus subscriptions, for example.

But expect to see deals go live even before that. Last year, we saw many retailers begin their sales periods as early as October. This was due to the fact that many people chose to shop online and avoid the high street. As such, retailers adopted a more widespread, but laidback approach to the sales period, and revenue soared because of it.

Where are the best places to find PlayStation Plus Cyber Monday deals?

While we're going to be tracking the best PlayStation Plus Cyber Monday deals right here on the day, there's no time like the present to prepare you for the sales period ahead. Cyber Monday is still a ways off, sure, but it never hurts to know which retailers are most likely to offer great discounts ahead of time.

US:
CDKeys:
some of the best PS Plus deals around
Amazon: decent discounts on PS Plus subscriptions

UK:
CDKeys:
some of the best PS Plus deals you can buy
ShopTo: good discounts on a range of PS Plus subscription times

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Cloud and his sword

(Image credit: Square Enix)

What PlayStation Plus Cyber Monday deals do we expect to see in 2021?

As Sony itself usually drops the PS Plus subscription price around this time (the PlayStation maker discounted the service to just £37.49 from £49.99 in the UK last year), third party retailers are more than likely to undercut the official source.

In the US, for example, CDKeys offered a stunning deal on a 12-month PS Plus subscription, dropping it to just $32.99 from the usual $60.

As PlayStation Plus subscriptions aren't physical items, stock shouldn't be an issue this Cyber Monday, or during the entire sales period. This means that retailers will be more confident to sell PS Plus subscriptions in large quantities at heavily discounted prices.

How can I get the best PlayStation Plus Cyber Monday deals on the day?

Even though you might think Sony's PlayStation Store would be a reliable avenue to nab yourself a good PS Plus subscription deal, we'd recommend treating the service as a last resort. Sony does discount the service around the sales period, but other retailers are likely to offer even better deals.

Check out the retailers we've listed above. These are the ones we feel are most likely to offer big discounts based on previous years. If you can't find a better deal there (and we'd be surprised about that), then Sony itself should be a reliable discount source.

Today's best PlayStation Plus deals where you are

Can't wait until November 29 to renew your PlayStation Plus subscription? Check out the list below for the best PS Plus deals you can buy in your area right now.

Last year's best PlayStation Plus Cyber Monday deals

Still not convinced? We've put together another list below showcasing the best PlayStation Plus Cyber Monday deals of last year. We expect similar deals to go live this year, if not even better ones, so have a quick scan below to get a feel of what to expect on the day.

Cyber Monday PS Plus deals (US)

PS Plus 12-month membership: $59.99 $32.99 at CDKeys
Get 12 months of unlimited online game playing, plus free games each month at a discount, plus access to 24 of the best PS4 games if you're a PS5 owner. This deal gives you $27 off the asking price that you'd have to pay at any other time of year. 

Cyber Monday PS Plus deals (UK)

PS Plus 12-month membership: £49.99 £32.85 at ShopTo
Get 12 months of unlimited online game playing, and free games each month at a discount – plus access to 24 of the best PS4 games if you're a PS5 owner. This deal gives you 34% off the asking price that you'd have to pay at any other time of year. 

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