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PlayStation Plus Bumping Up to $60 in September

After six years, Sony is increasing the annual and monthly pricing of its subscription service.

News by Mike Williams, .

Sony has announced that a PlayStation Plus membership will be increasing in price on September 22, 2016. The 12-month membership will now cost $59.99, up from $49.99 currently, while the monthly price will be increasing to $9.99. Oddly enough, this announcement was made in a update to a July post on the PlayStation blog.

Stock up.

"PlayStation Plus strives to enrich your PlayStation experience through a world-class service built for our fans," wrote PlayStation Plus Content Partnership Manager Greg Lewickyj. "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."

For many players, this means that it's time to pick up PlayStation Plus cards at the current price of $49.99 or cheaper. The deals aren't always around, but if you have the extra cash, you can stock up for the future right now. In 2018, $10 off a PlayStation Plus 12-month card will be a steal.

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  • Avatar for Hoolo #1 Hoolo A year ago
    To be fair, if it has had the same price for six years, there is some amount of inflation left unaccounted for in the current (old) pricing model.

    Hairdressers and barbershops also raise their prices (yearly) while still providing the same service. Why can't Sony?Edited 4 times. Last edited August 2016 by Hoolo
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  • Avatar for pdubb #2 pdubb A year ago
    I don't like paying more money for things, but I don't see this as completely unfair. There have been a ton of new PSN users.

    Also inflation to account for, as $50.00 in 2010 is the same buying power as $54.76 in 2016.
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  • Avatar for Roto13 #3 Roto13 A year ago
    Canada is getting a $20 price bump, for a service that has only gotten worse. Bad enough the quality of the "free" games dropped once the service became mandatory for PS4 online play.

    Successful Sony stops trying to build good will, and I hope they get their asses handed to them by Microsoft next generation.
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  • Avatar for VotesForCows #4 VotesForCows A year ago
    Fantastic, I was just thinking the other day that I have too much money.
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  • Avatar for UnskippableCutscene #5 UnskippableCutscene A year ago
    It's interesting, they can say the price has been unchanged for six years but six years ago the economy was in the toilet and PS+ was considered a luxury option for people who wanted to invest in digital games.

    They should just make a monthly multiplayer-only tier, since it's very likely that this coincides with the monthly crying and whining about the small budget indie titles that frequently show up in the monthly game library. There is always a contingent of PS+ posters that a year ago saw that they got a free copy of the then-new Rocket League, and complained that they didn't get a free copy of Call of Duty Ghosts from the dismal days of 2013 instead, because they automatically dismiss anything not from a big publisher and want to use the game library to backlog big games they couldn't get around to.

    You can tell who those people are, because they're ones who bring up Knack constantly.

    This money should allow them to present bigger games. And if they don't present bigger games the crying from the "indie = hipster bullshit, give me mass market" crowd is going to be even WORSE.Edited 3 times. Last edited August 2016 by UnskippableCutscene
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  • Avatar for TheWildCard #6 TheWildCard A year ago
    Glad I bought another year at discount not too long ago.

    Price hikes are inevitable, but it'd be nice if they announced some target improvements to go with it.
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  • Avatar for cldmstrsn #7 cldmstrsn A year ago
    Dont know why people are freaking out about the price hike. Its only 83 cents more a month! Still a great deal for everything you get.Edited 2 times. Last edited August 2016 by cldmstrsn
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  • Avatar for Zenbojay #8 Zenbojay A year ago
    to pay $10 more for sub par service is foolish, I stopped paying for plus service over a year ago. Sony cares nothing about who you are or what you want simply because they are Sony.... They only want your money, VOTE WITH YOUR MONEY...... DON'T BUY ANYTHING SONY!!!!!!!
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  • Avatar for docexe #9 docexe A year ago
    I understand that the price of the service might increase after so years of remaining fixed. That doesn’t mean I have to like it, especially considering the current exchange rate and that those freaking PS Plus cards are never cheap on this side of the border.
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  • Avatar for Jinqs #10 Jinqs A year ago
    Many thanks to Sony and Microsoft and their excessively greedy subscription-based online services for only hastening my transition to an exclusively PC/Nintendo household.
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  • Avatar for brionfoulke91 #11 brionfoulke91 A year ago
    It's not really a huge increase. Seems fair to have an increase in price after 6 years. I'm fine with this.
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  • Avatar for Roto13 #12 Roto13 A year ago
    @cldmstrsn It's not even a good deal at the current price. The quality of the service has plummeted this generation.
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  • Avatar for cldmstrsn #13 cldmstrsn A year ago
    @Roto13 I mean thats relative. I think its a great deal still so whatevs.
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  • Avatar for huh-ismy #14 huh-ismy A month ago
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