Sony has reportedly blocked PlayStation Plus users from stacking their membership

Sony has apparently disabled the ability to redeem PlayStation Plus codes at third-party retailers or through the PlayStation Store.

Some users have attempted to renew or “stack” their PlayStation Plus memberships after it was revealed that those with concurrent PS Plus and PS Now subscriptions will be upgraded to PS Plus Premium in June, with the length of the new subscription being the same longest current matches memberships.

But after purchasing a PS Plus code, users reported that the codes were rejected after an attempted redemption.

This is now a widespread issue, with some indication that Sony support isn’t accepting the codes either. Examples of this can also be found on the ResetEra forums, where a user was told, “In this case, you cannot add these codes to the account at this time because we have disabled the option to redeem PS Plus codes.” IGN was also found by contacted a user who reported being given the exact same line by support.

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When stacking a membership, a user can use prepaid cards to redeem a renewal of their current membership. For example, a 12-month PlayStation Plus user could previously purchase an additional 12 months and stack their membership to 2 years before the subscription expires. This is usually common when PlayStation Plus codes are discounted during sales events.

Some in the PlayStation community now believe Sony blocked this to prevent users from earning further savings on the revamped PlayStation Plus service. Sony hasn’t given an official word, so IGN has reached out for comment.

Many users had already stacked up PS Now memberships after it was announced that those with a PS Now account would be upgraded to PS Plus Premium at no additional cost. This loophole was also quickly closed and PS Now memberships can no longer be purchased.

Robert Anderson is Deals Expert and Commerce Editor for IGN. you can follow him @Robertliam21 on twitter. Sony has reportedly blocked PlayStation Plus users from stacking their membership

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