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Playstation Plus Family Package

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Sony should consider some sort of family package for plus subscriptions. With the Vita getting Plus next month it would be nice to get 2-4 subscriptions at a discounted price. I preordered the Assassins Creed Vita bundle for my fiance but would probably not get her PS+ unless there was some sort of deal like this.

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Re: Playstation Plus Family Package

Oct 9, 2012
or maybe allow at least two accounts to be linked together to share PS+
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or maybe allow at least two accounts to be linked together to share PS+

What you are proposing is basically gamesharing, which is a no-no. You can have your PS+ content on 2 PS3s and 2 Vitas, however they must all be under the same account...

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Not really. They can make a 2 person plan for say 75-80 bucks and allow two accounts to share the PS+. You are paying more so Sony gets a little more money and I dont have to pay double. They can make it so both accounts have to use the same credit info so Its detracts people who arent in the same household to exploit it. Even set passwords so the other Vita couldnt empty your account on digital buys. Say you have two kids and they both want the service. Would you really be able to justify purchasing 2 plans? I wouldnt. Xbox did this with Gold memberships so it isnt crazy to think that Sony can do the same.
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And game Sharing? My fiance can already play all my PS+ content with her account on the PS3.
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It shouldn't make any difference if you and your fiance are using 2 PS3s registered under the PS+ accounts holder's ID. That way you both could enjoy PS+ games without buying a separate subscription. There would be an issue with the Vita, since you can only have one registered account on a Vita.

I think in most cases any given household isn't going to have more than 2 PS3s, so it doesn't really make much sense to purchase more than on PS+ account.

XBL focus is different since the reason for most Gold purchases is to play online and access services, many of which is offered on PSN for free.
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There should still be Sub-accounts in my opinion
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I agree that the Vita should be updated to allow more than one account to exist on the device...
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And game Sharing? My fiance can already play all my PS+ content with her account on the PS3.

Honestly gamesharing is fine with your close relatives and friends, but don't do it with complete strangers.


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This would be the equivalent of what Microsoft does for Xbox Live. Up to 4 Xbox Gold Live accounts for $99.99. Great for family play. I gotta believe this is coming with PS4.
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