The Price of PlayStation Plus is Rising in Several Territories (Update)

Maybe the PlayStation Store download speeds won’t be awful now?

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:

PS+ membership price also rises in Poland. From 195PLN to 240 PLN /year. Just received an email.

Looks to be all of Europe.

(Source: @RoundOfToast, Aaron)