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by William D'Angelo , posted on 22 August 2016 / 14,255 Views

Sony announced it is increasing the price of PlayStation Plus on September 22 in the US, Canada and Brazil to $59.99 USD / $69.99 CAD / R$ 129.99 for twelve months and $24.99 USD / $29.99 CAD / R$ 24.99 for three months. 

The price for one month will remain at $9.99 USD in the US and increased to $11.99 CAD in Canada.

 

"PlayStation Plus strives to enrich your PlayStation experience through a world-class service built for our fans," said 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.

"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."


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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45 Comments

Miguel_Zorro (on 22 August 2016)

Not cool, Sony. Somebody needs to make a Scumbag Sony meme with the little hat.


Darwinianevolution (on 22 August 2016)

Of course they are going to increase the prices, what is going to stop them? People accepted the XBox Live fees when they appeared blocking online multiplayer, and barely anyone complained about the PS+ ones with the PS4. Now that fees for online multiplayer are commonplace and the PS4 has a huge lead, they can afford jack up the prices. Sucks for the ones paying, though, I hope Sony reverts the prices soon.


Rafie (on 22 August 2016)

10 dollars extra is too steep! The quality of PS Plus games and servers should be better with this increase.


StokedUp (on 22 August 2016)

This can only mean other nations will follow


Ganoncrotch (on 22 August 2016)

The Price in Europe increased already last year.


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Game_God (on 22 August 2016)

lol, and some are happy to pay more!!!!!!! I hope Sony double the price of PS+ by Xmas so they can be twice happier!!!!!!!


KLAMarine (on 22 August 2016)

lol


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naruball (on 22 August 2016)

One thing's for sure. It will make the haters happier. One more reason to hate a company because reasons.


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KLAMarine (on 22 August 2016)

Nothing personal naruball. I just thought it was a funny joke.


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naruball (on 23 August 2016)

Wasn't talking about you, man.


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AlfredoTurkey (on 22 August 2016)

"All the boys upstairs want to see, How much you'll pay for what you used to get for free."


Sixteenvolt420 (on 22 August 2016)

I already don't pay $50 for a year, so i guess now, i just won't pay $60. Easy to find a deal sometime throughout the year for $10-$15 off. Well worth it, if you enjoy most of the free games.


AlfredoTurkey (on 22 August 2016)

Just keep bending over. They love it.


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Sixteenvolt420 (on 22 August 2016)

So do i apparently.


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CGI-Quality (on 23 August 2016)

@ Alfredo: A totally unnecessary comment.


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AlfredoTurkey (on 23 August 2016)

By definition, every comment is unnecessary.


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CGI-Quality (on 23 August 2016)

By definition, what you did could be moderated, unlike the others.


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AlfredoTurkey (on 24 August 2016)

So naturally, you decided to chastise me publicly instead of issuing said moderation. Yeah. Makes sense. Thanks.


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CGI-Quality (on 24 August 2016)

Actually, had I threatened to moderate you, that would be another story. But I haven't. I was merely handing you the facts - that what you said could put you in that situation.

On the other hand, had you not responded to me, you wouldn't even be in this situation. My advice - don't repeat any of what happened in here and you can avoid this type of stuff altogether.


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AlfredoTurkey (on 24 August 2016)

I'll do what I think is right and live with the consequences.


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CGI-Quality (on 24 August 2016)

Which is totally fine. And The Mod Team will continue their jobs to keep this place productive.


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AlfredoTurkey (on 24 August 2016)

Is that what you call this public back and forth we're having? Productive? If productivity was what you were after, it seems like that would have been the logical thing to do.

These comments are meant to discuss and debate the issue of Sony increasing their PS+ price. It's not a place for any of this. If you want to continue, private message me. Otherwise, I'm done. discussing it.


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CGI-Quality (on 25 August 2016)

I know what the purpose of this article was, but your first reply in here didn't even attempt to discuss it.

In any event, you were given the avenue to take to avoid anymore conflict. Take it and do not respond again.


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Hiku (on 22 August 2016)

Perhaps an adjustment to the currency. This will put it about equal to what it costs in Sweden.


FragilE^ (on 22 August 2016)

"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." That's pretty cool. "This marks the first time..." and many more to come? This is NOT cool..


WagnerPaiva (on 22 August 2016)

Well, Brazil does have a 8% a year inflation, so, normal stuff here. But Canada?


Seventizz (on 23 August 2016)

Our dollar is falling because of this recession that shows no signs of ending and our taxes go up because of our terrible Liberal government who thinks economic migrants are more important than Canadians.


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Kanemaru (on 22 August 2016)

Too late to complain about that. It was 10 years ago we had to bycott the payable online to make an impact, now it's too late. Now if they want to increase the price, just shut your mouthes, pay more or stop to play online just like I did since this gen. I never did nor will pay a single buck to play online in my entire life.


Ganoncrotch (on 22 August 2016)

It's a shame you missed out on such things as Halo, Forza, Gears online play, games like World of Warcraft or services like IGC or GWG each month, those are/were such great services for the relatively tiny price they cost. (when you compare something like a year of PSN+ or Xbox live gold costs less than a new AAA title)


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Game_God (on 22 August 2016)

Couldn't agree more, but some happier & happier the more they pay... go figure!!!


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think-man (on 22 August 2016)

Well they didn't mention NZ so im not worried.


deskpro2k3 (on 22 August 2016)

doesn't effect me, and others that prefer playing single player, but it sucks for those that like playing multiplayer.


malistix1985 (on 22 August 2016)

Hope they offer better games or a VR game in addition or backwards comp. like mirosoft does, why pay more for the same, which isn't really worth it


Ganoncrotch (on 22 August 2016)

What Sony are offering from their platform is not the same, the sales suggest that.


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darkenergy (on 22 August 2016)

So this is what Sony means by "greatness awaits", they are referring to their profit increase.


Ganoncrotch (on 22 August 2016)

To be fair to Sony if you think about it from an inflation point of view, this is the first increase since 2010 and it is going up by $10, if you look at it being 72 games during that year I'm sure the price of getting 72 games has gone up by more than 13cent per game over the last 6 years.


V-r0cK (on 22 August 2016)

As upsetting as this news is, i knew inflation would fight back someday, it was just a matter of time. For awhile, Canadians have been paying $49.99 for a yearly memebership which is actually worth just above $38 USD. So techinically Canadians had it good for a few years. Best thing to do is just to stock up and top up your PS+ account now before the price increase.


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Swordmasterman (on 22 August 2016)

Here, on Brazil, it was avaliable for 25US$ for over a year.


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Seventizz (on 23 August 2016)

No biggie for me. I don't support sony for my gaming needs.


Ljink96 (on 22 August 2016)

I'm not really phased by this. 5$ a month is nothing.


StriderKiwi (on 22 August 2016)

Funny. It used to be that Xbox was the more popular service and costly (with better online fidelity) while Playstation was free. Now it's the reverse. Most gamers are on playstation so they're upping the cost (but their service still hasn't topped microsoft's) while Xbox has become the cheaper if less favorable to some, alternative.


TorterraBoy (on 22 August 2016)

Ha, Nintendo has a free online system for their consoles


DemoniOtaku (on 22 August 2016)

But they don't have games worth to be played online...


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KLAMarine (on 22 August 2016)

Hope it stays that way.


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CGI-Quality (on 23 August 2016)

TorterraBoy was warned for this comment


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