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.
"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.