It’s not something we like to write about, but yesterday Sony announced that the prices for US and Canada PlayStation Plus Memberships will increase starting September 22.
All is not lost though, because there is enough time for all PlayStation users to renew or extend their subscriptions by 1 year until the prices will actually change.
But first let’s see what Sony has to say about these changes.
According to Sony’s official statement on the PlayStation Blog, “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.”
Furthermore, Sony suggests that players who don’t agree to pay the new prices should cancel their subscriptions by “turning off auto-renewal in your account settings before September 22, 2016.”
And now, here is how the prices modify after September 22, 2016, and what subscriptions will be affected.
Monthly subscriptions (1 Month) will remain the same in US ($9.99 USD) but in Canada they will cost more ($11.99 CAD).
Three months’ subscriptions will affect users in both countries, therefore you will pay $24.99 USD if you are a PlayStation Plus subscriber from US, and $29.99 CAD if you live in Canada.
Yearly subscriptions will also cost more in both countries, so expect to pay $59.99 USD for 12 months if you are located in US, and $69.99 CAD if you are in Canada.
Basically the prices for yearly subscriptions have been increased by $10 USD and $20 CAD.
But as we’ve said above there is still hope, because you can renew your subscription by purchasing digital codes from eBay or Amazon.
If you wish to extend your PS Plus subscription, you can buy them before September 22 when Amazon will probably change their prices as well.