PlayStation Plus subscribers will want to pay attention. Sony has announced that it’s increasing the price of the subscription program that allows online play as well as provides a handful of free titles every month. This is the first time that the PlayStation Plus price is being increased in the United States and Canada ever since the service was launched back in 2010.
The news came from Sony via its official PlayStation Blog where it updated an old post to announce that the PlayStation Plus price is being increased and will go in effect starting September 22nd. Well, if you want to play online, you have to pay.
It will be a $10 increase for the yearly and three-month subscription, so the one-year PlayStation Plus subscription will now cost you $59.99 and the three-month subscription will be priced at $24.99. The monthly subscription will stay at $9.99 for those who go monthly. The new prices will take effect if your membership renews on or after the date. You still have some time to get a year or three-month subscription of PlayStation Plus at the old prices.
Sony says that this is due to current market conditions and that the hike will allow the company to continue providing “exceptional value to our members.”