Playstation Plus Subscriptions to rise in price in September


Feel like you’re already paying too much for the ability to play online and get some “Free” video games as long as you keep up your Playstation Plus subscription? Well, that feeling is only going to get worst as Sony announced plans to Increase the prices of Playstation Plus in the US and Canada.

While most of the services, aside from the 1 month plan, will only be rising about $10 in the US, Canada gets the shaft with a $20 increase for the yearly subscription. Sony confirmed via email that Canadians prices will change from $49.99 to $69.99 for twelve months, $17.99 to $29.99 for three months, and $9.99 to $11.99 for one month starting September 22rd 2016.

According to Sony’s email, the price upgrade is “to enrich your PlayStation experience through a world-class service built for our fans.” What that means exactly is a mystery, however many Playstation owners are hoping that it helps the service bring bigger games to the Instant Game Collection.

Playstation Plus was rolled out in 2010 as a premium service for PS3, PSP and Vita, in which the company gave away Free games throughout the month, ranging from small indie titles, to PSClassics to even some big named titles. When the PS4 was released, the PSPlus subscription changed to include Online Play, much like Microsoft’s XBOX LIVE GOLD, which later implemented the free game system with Games for Gold.