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Playstation Plus Price Increase

by on August 22, 2016

With all the rumors swirling around Playstation, we know one thing for certain – Playstation Plus will increase in price.

In a post on the Playstation Blog, Sony announced the price increase starting Sept. 22nd.  Here is what Sony had to say –

Update: 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.

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.

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.

We thank all of you, our PlayStation Plus members, for your ongoing support.

There are a few interesting things to think about.  The announcement didn’t come on it’s own.  It was added to an article about the Playstation Plus free games for August 2016.  Why not mention it in a separate post?  The timing is also interesting.  The price jump will come a few weeks after the Sept. 7th Sony Conference in New York City.  I get the feeling that the conference will be more than console announcements.  Perhaps the membership benefits will increase, leading to the decision to raise prices.  Even though it says the pricing ‘reflects the current market conditions,’ I hope it really means that Sony will add even more benefits to the service.

Does the price increase affect your decision to be a Playstation Plus member?  Or are you ok with the price change?  Let us know in the comments below!!



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