PlayStation Plus Gets A $10-Per-Year Price Hike

Photo credit: Olly Curtis/Future Publishing/Getty Images
Photo credit: Olly Curtis/Future Publishing/Getty Images

PlayStation Plus will jump from $50/year to $60/year starting September 22, Sony said today. It’s the first price hike for the online service since it launched in 2010.


The three-month plan will now cost $25, and the one-month plan will remain at $10. “If you are a current member, the new prices will take effect if your membership renews on or after this date,” Sony said.

PS Plus, which is required for most multiplayer games and gives subscribers access to a few free PlayStation titles every month, is generally worth the price, although it’s rather embarrassing that Sony still doesn’t offer two-step verification, or let players change their PSN handles.


“The new pricing reflects the current market conditions while enabling us to continue providing exceptional value to our members,” said Sony. “If you do not wish to continue your subscription, please be sure to cancel it by turning off auto-renewal in your account settings before September 22, 2016.”


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So now it costs as much as XBL, and people are getting very mad about this?

Though it helps me remember one of the self-made nails firmly hammered in consoles’ collective coffin. Charging you for just being able to play on hardware that all desperately want to be PCs...while PC gaming doesn’t require a subscription...