Sony announced today that the price of a PlayStation Plus subscription will be increasing on September 22. For a 12-month subscription, the price will go from $49.99 USD/$49.99 CAD to $59.99 USD/$69.99 CAD, while the 3-month subscription will go from $17.99 USD/$17.99 CAD to $24.99 USD/$29.99 CAD. Finally, the 1-month subscription is staying at $9.99 USD, but will increase to $11.99 CAD.
The announcement was made on the PlayStation Blog, where an old post about August’s free PlayStation Plus titles was updated with a statement.
“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,” it reads.
“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.”
Those who are unhappy with the new prices can cancel their membership, and in doing so forfeit their Plus privileges. These include games given away to subscribers every month, as well as online multiplayer access on PlayStation 4. Discounts are regularly offered to Plus members on the PlayStation Store as well.