Sony PlayStation Plus Subscription Fee Increases To $59.99

Posted: Aug 22 2016, 10:57am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 22 2016, 11:02am CDT, in News | Technology News

Sony PlayStation Plus Membership Fee Increases to $59.99
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The PlayStation Plus membership gets $10 more expensive starting September 22.

Sony announced today to increase the cost of the PlayStation Plus membership. 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 increase for the 12-month subscription is $10. The 3-month subscription is $7 more expensive.

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.

Sony argues that the current market conditions require to hike the price of the membership. In a statement released on the PlayStation Blog the company says: "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."

Sony allows you of course to cancel your subscription. To cancel PlayStation Plus turn off auto-renewal in your account settings before September 22, 2016.

The PlayStation Plus subscription connects gamers to other gamers for multiplayer games. Each month Sony gives PlayStation Plus members free games. Members also get discounts and special deals on the PlayStation store.

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