Sony announced today that the price of a PlayStation Plus subscription will be increasing on September 22. For a 12-month subscription, the price will go from $49.99 USD/$49.99 CAD to $59.99 USD/$69.99 CAD, while the 3-month subscription will go from $17.99 USD/$17.99 CAD to $24.99 USD/$29.99 CAD. Finally, the 1-month subscription is staying at $9.99 USD, but will increase to $11.99 CAD.
“If you are a current member, the new prices will take effect if your membership renews on or after this date,” Sony says. “If you do not wish to continue your subscription, please be sure to cancel it by turning off auto-renewal in your account settings before September 22, 2016,” they add.
According to Sony, the PS+ price increase – the first since launch in 2010 – is due to current market conditions:
PlayStation Plus strives to enrich your PlayStation experience through a world-class service built for our fans. This marks the first time that PS Plus membership prices will increase in the U.S. and Canada since the launch of the service in 2010. The new pricing reflects the current market conditions while enabling us to continue providing exceptional value to our members. As a member, you will continue to enjoy the benefits and features that enable shared experiences, such as online multiplayer, free games, and exclusive discounts. You will also continue to get exclusive benefits such as online game save storage and discounts across the PlayStation digital services.
There was no mention of a PlayStation Plus price increase for Europe.
What do you think of the price increase?
[Source: PS Blog]