This week, Sony sent its newsletter subscribers an email to warn them that as of August 31st, PlayStation Plus subscriptions will be receiving an increase in price. It’s a whopping 25% increase too, but you still have time to buy an annual subscription before the changes take effect.
PlayStation Plus subscriptions are a must on PlayStation 4, if you enjoy gaming online with your friends. Without it, you are limited to single player experiences or local co-op. It’s worth having too, like Xbox Live Gold, as each month, Sony offer a half dozen free games for you to download and play across PS4, PlayStation 3 and PS Vita.
Here’s a breakdown of the price changes from September 1st and onwards:
For UK subscribers;
- 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.
For European subscribers;
- Annually, the price will change from €49.99 to €59.99 per annum.
- Quarterly, the price will change from €19.99 to €24.99 per quarter.
- Monthly, the price will change from €6.99 to €7.99 per month.
Sony hasn’t explained the reason behind the price hike, but let’s hope it finds its way into the development and improvement of security, connectivity and new features for the console.
In the meantime, go check when your PlayStation Plus membership expires, and consider grabbing a renewal before the price change.