PlayStation Plus Membership Prices Are Going Up In September

PlayStation Plus membership price hike

Gamers who wish to enjoy all the benefits of a PlayStation Plus membership will have to shell out a bit more coin starting next month.

Sony announced the new PlayStation Plus membership prices in an update to a blog post from July 27. The update highlights changes to membership price points that will go into effect on September 22, 2016. The cost of a one-year PlayStation Plus membership will rise from $50 to $60. Meanwhile, the price of a three-month membership will jump from $18 to $25. A one-month membership will remain at the current $10 price point in the U.S.; gamers in Canada, however, will now pay $11.99 CAD for a one-month membership.

Though the news may be off-putting for existing and perspective members, PlayStation points out that this is the first time they’ve raised prices since the Plus service launched in 2010. Current members who can’t see themselves paying the new price should simply turn off auto-renewal in their account before September 22. Existing customers won’t pay the new price until their subscription renews on or after that date.

According to Sony, “The new pricing reflects the current market conditions while enabling us to continue providing exceptional value to our members.” The company promised that Plus members “will continue to enjoy the benefits and features that enable shared experiences, such as online multiplayer, free games, and exclusive discounts.”

Photo Credit: PlayStation

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