PS Plus Annual Subscription Gets $10 Price Hike in the US and Canada


Sony has announced that subscription prices for PlayStation Plus will be increasing to $59.99 USD/$69.99 CAD for 12 months and $24.99 USD/$29.99 CAD for 3 months. The monthly price plan, while remaining the same $9.99 in the US, will increase to $11.99 in Canada.

The new pricing goes into effect on September 26th of this year, marking the first time the prices have increased since the service was introduced in 2010. Current subscriptions will remain at the current price as expected, only renewals on or after the 26th of next month will be affected by the new prices.

The announcement was first made on the PlayStation Blog when announcing this month’s free games.

“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.

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 residing in Europe will be happy to know these price increases will have no affect on their subscriptions, as confirmed on the official Dutch PlayStation Community page. This is likely the result of the price hike in European territories in September of last year, and prior to that the price of the service was increased in South Africa, Ukraine, Russia, Turkey, and India.

With the service being required in many games to enjoy multiplayer offerings, and with the upcoming Gran Turismo Sport heavily focused on online competition, it will be interesting to see what effect this will have as time goes on.

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Comments (18)

  1. Hastatus

    I live in Canada and have noticed the PSN connection to my PS3 has degraded considerably in the past couple years. I will get disconnected several times a day and will not be able to sign in properly (I will sign in and get booted after a minute over and over). I know all about wired connections, DMZ, connection speeds etc and know that my internet connection and ISP are not at fault. When I get issues many others on Down Detector show spikes too. I have been losing faith with Sony (especially with two versions of a current gen console) and their PSN and increasing the price of the service before having stability does make me question whether I should bother with a PS4. I swear that the PSN was more stable years ago when it was entirely free.

  2. Ben Rogue

    Welcome to the prices the rest of us have to pay! Though, I do think they need a 2 tier system, where you can pay to play online at a lower price but if you want the PS+ discounts, etc then you can pay more. Personally I’d just pay for the online service and not the extras, as I very rarely take advantage of them

  3. Walkinshaw

    First price rise in 6 years and it’s only 83cents a month more (for a 12 month subscription).

    Cue the ever growing number of whinging gamers that will be outraged!!……

  4. Lambob

    from above ,
    ‘With the service being required in many games to enjoy multiplayer offerings, and with the upcoming Gran Turismo Sport heavily focused on online competition, ‘

    will GTS require PS subscription for multiplayer?

  5. moparmanmike

    Luckily im good for the next 4 years already. But i may pick up another year or 2 before the price increase.

  6. rikiflsh_99

    wow…instead of lowering the price of a service that could be much better, they rise the price…maybe i make to myself too many questions :(

  7. ToyGTone

    Thank god I renewed my PS+ on my US account couple days ago!

    And now i’m already worry about what’s going to happen next year. :(

  8. JakeMR2

    Well I didn’t buy a PS4 on time and may need to budget even further again, oh well. Sony this better be worth it.

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