Sony has announced price hikes for a number of subscriptions to PlayStation Plus in the U.S., seeing 12-month membership being bumped for $49.99 to $59.99.
In a post on the PlayStation Blog, Greg Lewickyj, PlayStation Plus Content Partnership Manager, writes: “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.”
The company cites market conditions as the reason behind the rise, saying:”The new pricing reflects the current market conditions while enabling us to continue providing exceptional value to our members. 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.”
It is unknown whether the price hike will affect other territories, but we’ll keep you updated on another announcements.