PlayStation Plus Fees are Increasing Next Month

PlayStation Plus

Sony has just announced a price jump for the PlayStation Plus membership. This is the first price increase for this service since 2010 and will be effective on September 22.

Sony has decided to increase the subscription price for the PlayStation Plus service in United States and Canada. The announcement comes through the back door (with an edit applied to a late-July post) but it’s pretty real and will be effective from September 22 onward.

This means that the annual subscription will jump to $59.99 USD/ $69.99 CAD while the 3-month service gets a final price of $24.99 USD/$29.99 CAD. The monthly plan only changes for Canadian players, who will get it for $11.99 CAD. Sony is not planning to touch the monthly subscriptions in the U.S, currently on $9.99 USD. If you are a current member, then the new prices will take effect if your membership renews on or after September 22. If you choose not continue with your subscription, then you better cancel it by turning off auto-renewal in your account settings before the deadline hits.

PlayStation Plus
Say goodbye to that golden price!

First Rise of PlayStation Plus Price Since 2010

The blog post, or edit within the blog post specifically, explains that this price increase is reflecting “the current market conditions” while enabling them to “continue providing exceptional value to our members”. Nothing will change in the list of benefits and features – only that price hike. While this move may irritate some gamers, it’s something that has been expected for a while now. Especially if you consider that this puts the PlayStation Plus service on par with the Xbox Live Gold’s subscriptions, which has been working like it is since 2010.

However, it would have been nice for Sony to make a proper announcement rather than stick such an update in a “Free Games for August 2016” post.

[Source: PlayStation Blog]

Share this article:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on tumblr
Tumblr
Share on email
Email
Share on whatsapp
WhatsApp

Recent Posts

Final Checkpoint Podcast

The Avengers Game Kind Of Looks Good? | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 48

This week Joel and Ben discuss Crystal Dynamic’s latest The Avengers War Table update which goes in depth with more gameplay, customization, missions, and what will be available in the …

Game Reviews

Ghost of Tsushima Review | Beautiful, Elegant, Familiar

The PS4 is entering the twilight years of its era, and Ghost of Tsushima was positioned to be the finale to the long list of extremely high caliber and amazingly …

Game Reviews

SkaterXL Review – The First Real Skating Sim

SkaterXL is here to kick off the resurgence of the skating game genre. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 are getting remade, Session has made waves, and Skate 4 …

Final Checkpoint Podcast

Xbox Games Showcase & Ghost of Tsushima Impressions | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 47

This week Joel and Ben review the Xbox Games Showcase. They discuss whether Xbox sold us on purchasing their new console or just a shiny new PC. Then they dive …

Final Checkpoint Podcast

Our Favorite Games of 2020 So Far! | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 46

Joel and Ben discuss some quick headlines before jumping into their favorite games of 2020 so far. The list includes, The Last of Us Part II, Gears Tactics, Xenoblade Chronicles …

PlayStation Plus Game Deals

Don’t Miss July 2020’s PlayStation Plus Games

There is still time to grab this month’s Playstation Plus titles. This month was a little different because PlayStation celebrates 10 years since PlayStation Plus was first introduced back on …

New Merch In Stock! ✊🏾

Ultra soft, authentic ringspun cotton. 100% of earnings will be donated.