Sony is raising the prices of its PlayStation Plus subscription plans globally effective September 6th. The company says the price bump will “enable us to continue bringing high-quality games and value-added benefits to your PlayStation Plus subscription service.”
Annual pricing for PlayStation Plus Essential is going up from $59.99 | €59.99 | £49.99 | ¥5,143 to $79.99 | €71.99 | £59.99 | ¥6,800. The second tier, PlayStation Plus Extra is getting an annual price increase from $99.99 | €99.99 | £83.99 | ¥8,600 to $134.99 | €125.99 | £99.99 | ¥11,700. The Premium tier gets a bump from $119.99 | €119.99 | £99.99 | ¥10,250 to $159.99 | €151.99 | £119.99 | ¥13,900.
Despite the price increase, Sony says the updated annual prices are still at a discounted rate when compared to the one-month or three-month subscriptions over a year.
For subscribers currently on the annual plans, the price increase will only take effect until the next renewal date which happens on or after November 6th. Changes to membership on or after September 6th that include upgrades, downgrades, or an extension will update the existing plan with new pricing.
Sony announced the revamped PlayStation Plus service last year, which gives subscribers access to free games every month.