PlayStation Plus subscribers all over Europe and Australia received emails today telling them that “PlayStation Plus prices are changing.” Of course, that doesn’t meant that they’re seeing a price drop, as it’s the opposite.
Here’s the full text:
From 00:01 on 31 August 2017 we are changing the prices of PlayStation Plus.
- Annually, the price will change from £39.99 to £49.99 per annum.
- Quarterly, the price will change from £14.99 to £19.99 per quarter.
- Monthly, the price will change from £5.99 to £6.99 per month
We also received an email from an Australian owner (thanks Aaron!). Here’s what PlayStation Plus will cost in that region:
I just got notified that I will now be charged more for PS+. Yearly from $69.95 to $79.95AUD, Quarterly from $27.95 to $33.95AUD and monthly from $9.95 to $10.95AUD. This aggravates me a little bit but I can live with it. Just thought I’d let you know
That’s certainly rough. A similar price increase happened in North America in September of last year. No word yet on if there will be a further increase in those territories. Here’s how Sony described the hike in price on the PlayStation Blog last year:
Starting on September 22, 2016, prices for PlayStation Plus memberships will change to $59.99 USD/ $69.99 CAD for twelve months and $24.99 USD/$29.99 CAD for three months. The monthly plan will change to $11.99 CAD in Canada, and remain $9.99 USD in the U.S. If you are a current member, the new prices will take effect if your membership renews on or after this date.
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Update: Poland has been hit with a price increase as well. Thanks to reader Mateusz Sarzyński:
Looks to be all of Europe.
Netherlands (E6.99 to E7.99 / E19.99 to E24.99 / E49.99 to E59.99) Asuming whole eurozone went up the same.
— Quonar (@Quonar) July 28, 2017
(Source: @RoundOfToast, Aaron)