PlayStation®Plus is a membership service for PSNSM.
As a PlayStation®Plus member, you can purchase specific content at special prices, automatically download game and system software update files, and enjoy other added features.
You can purchase a PlayStation®Plus subscription service membership from PlayStation®Store, in the same way you purchase other items.
Upon purchase of a PlayStation®Plus subscription, the (PlayStation®Plus) icon will be displayed next to your avatar on your profile screen, as well as with features or PlayStation®Store content exclusive to PlayStation®Plus.
- Content and types of services vary depending on the country or region. For details, visit the following website.
- When you have an account with a PlayStation®Plus subscription on a device such as a PS3™ system and you link that account to your system, PlayStation®Plus benefits extend to your system.
Using automatic update features
With a PlayStation®Plus subscription, the update files for applications are automatically downloaded, and your trophy information is automatically synchronized with the PSNSM servers.
- To use this feature, you must select the (Settings) > [Start] > [PSNSM] > [Automatic Update Settings] > [Update Automatically] checkbox to set a checkmark to enable the setting.
- Some services require that your system is connected to the Internet using a Wi-Fi connection to update automatically.
Copying saved data to the PSNSM servers
With a PlayStation®Plus subscription, saved data for games you played on your system can be copied to the PSNSM servers. You can also download copied saved data to other PS Vita systems, PS TV systems, or PS3™ systems. For details, see "Uploading and downloading saved data".