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Sony Has Seemingly Deactivated Pre-Paid PS Plus Cards

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Players have struggled to activate pre-paid PS Plus and PS Now cards after being seemingly deactivated by Sony.

The launch of Sony's new tiered PlayStation Plus subscription service is fast approaching. However, some players, as highlighted by Push Square, have encountered issues when trying to activate their pre-paid cards for PS Plus and PS Now. Some users have been met with an error message informing that they cannot be redeemed and to try again later.

The thought is that Sony could be clamping down on players trying to stack subscriptions in order to get a cheaper deal. As it stands, current subscribers to PS Plus and PS Now will be moved over to PlayStation Plus Premium when the revamp happens, for as long as they have an active subscription.

PlayStation Plus Premium is the highest, and most expensive, tier available, meaning that those with a current on-going subscription are set to get a decent deal. Once the active subscription runs out, subscribers will be charged the new amount for the tier. You can see why some players are trying to hold on to their current plan as long as possible by stacking yearly subscriptions.

Sadly, though, it seems Sony might have anticipated the tactic and have temporarily suspended the activation of pre-paid cards.

According to Push Square, players who have contacted Sony about the issue have received the following response: "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."

"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."

It was a good idea, but Sony remains a step ahead.