Playstation Plus subscriptions will be going up in price starting on September 22nd, 2016.
Anyone who signs up for a Playstation Plus subscription on or after September 22nd will need to pay $59.99 USD or $69.99 CAD for a full-year subscription. This has gone up in price from the original $49.99 USD ($59.99 CAD) that the membership currently resides at. The monthly subscription will stay at $9.99 in the United States, while the cost will go up for Canadians to $11.99 CAD.
Sony has announced that there will be no disruption to the services they currently offer with the Playstation Plus membership. Sony states in a blog post:
“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.”
This is the first time we have seen a price increase since the program launched in June 2010. Since then, Playstation 3, Playstation 4 and Playstation Vita gamers have received hundreds of dollars in free games.
The Playstation Plus program launched in June 2010 with the Playstation 3.