PlayStation Plus Increases 12-Month Tier Pricing Across The Board
Sony has revealed it is increasing prices for PlayStation Plus 12-month memberships beginning on September 6, 2023. This will affect all tiers but only the bulk subscriptions.
However, Sony has left 1-month and 3-month subscriptions as is, and it isn’t clear what spurred this decision to raise prices by upwards of 40 percent.
Here are the new 12-month subscription plans:
PlayStation Plus Essential 12-Month Subscription
79.99 USD | 71,99 Euro | 59.99 GBP | 6,800 Yen
PlayStation Plus Extra 12-Month Subscription
134.99 USD | 125,99 Euro | 99.99 GBP | 11,700 Yen
PlayStation Plus Premium 12-Month Subscription
159.99 USD | 151,99 Euro | 119.99 GBP | 13,900 Yen
I’ve asked PlayStation Canada about Canadian pricing but haven’t heard back at the time of this post going live. Below, I’ve estimated how much each PlayStation Plus tier will cost subscribers after September 6 if they decide to renew for an entire year.
Sony just shot itself in the knee with this. There's no reason to go beyond Essential at this point. The lack of support at higher tiers is disappointing.
Estimated Canadian pricing: Essential – $109 Extra – $182 Premium – $215
What do you think of the new pricing, and will it affect how you use the service going forward? Sony is now facing an uphill battle as it has added a hefty increase to its PlayStation Plus service. While there are some wonderful things about the service, like the ability to play games from the PS1, PS2, and PS3 eras, there are also very few updates to those libraries that make it feel like an afterthought.