PS Plus Premium and PS Plus Extra subscribers have noticed a useful new feature that adds new functionality to their console’s wishlist, making it noticeably more useful than ever before.
If you’re subscribed to the new PS Plus service with the highest Extra or Premium tiers, you’ll receive a notification if and when any game on your PS5 wishlist comes to the service. This will potentially save you the purchase of the game when it can be downloaded at no extra cost (thanks, push square (opens in new tab)).
The new PS Plus subscription service launched in the US just a few days ago, with Sony revealing the full list of PS Plus Premium games on its official website to coincide with the launch. There’s a lot to check out from PS1 to PS4, and this new wishlist notification solidifies Sony’s desire to add more games to the service with future updates.
A welcome wish list update
As with other popular gaming platforms like Steam, the PS5 wishlist is great for letting you know when a game you’re interested in is on sale. Considering that many of the best PS5 games are a little more expensive than previous generations, knowing when games went on sale is especially valuable.
In that sense, this new wishlist feature isn’t all that different from notifying you of discounts. Essentially, you are now also being notified when you can access a game from your wishlist without having to pay for it, via PS Plus Premium or PS Plus Extra.
Of course, this update will only apply to games that have existing PlayStation Store pages. There will certainly be cases where more older PS1 and PSP games will be added, for example. In that case, your best option will be to check PS Plus Premium directly for recently added games, similar to Xbox Game Pass.
We’ve been impressed with the range of games offered on PS Plus Premium so far. PS5 hits like Demon’s Souls and Returnal are available to download and play, as well as a variety of old-school favorites like Ape Escape and Everybody’s Golf. Hopefully Sony won’t take its foot off the gas any time soon, especially when it comes to preserving the classics of PlayStation’s days gone by.