PlayStation Plus price to increase in September


For the love of money

Sony stealthily announced that the membership price for PlayStation Plus will be increasing towards the end of September. Instead of making a formal disclosure, it opted to update the PlayStation blog post for Plus' August game line-up with the new details.

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 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.

While I still feel Plus is a great deal, I'm never a fan of price increases for no clear reason. A few years back, Microsoft made a deal with ESPN to provide the channel on Xbox Live to any Gold users. With that, it upped the price to $60 a year.

That is fine and all, but what if I didn't want ESPN on my Xbox 360? What is Sony's reasoning for this sudden increase of price? Is it going to actually provide better games on the service, or are we still going to get indie games and three-year-old PS3 releases?

This is troubling since Plus is required for online play on the PS4. Sony knows it has a huge lead in terms of console sales, so what is to stop it from locking more features behind this paywall? Sony seems to be heading back to their bullheaded ways from the start of last generation.

PlayStation Plus Free Games for August [PlayStation Blog via GameSpot]

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