PlayStation Plus subscription cost rises by 600% for some users
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PlayStation Plus prices have increased by 600% in some countries, thanks to the recent price hike.
Recently, PlayStation shared a blog post that announced the new free monthly games for September. While the new titles are nothing to get excited about - Saints Row (2022), Black Desert –Traveler Edition, and Generation Zero - the most important part of the blog was the quiet reveal that PlayStation Plus will be getting a price-hike.
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Fans were absolutely livid, many of whom proclaimed that they're done with Sony’s subscription service and will be cancelling their memberships. This comes after several months of disappointment regarding the monthly free games not being of the quality fans expected, meaning the price increase just added insult to injury.
The new PlayStation Plus prices are as follows:
Essential 12-Month Subscription- $79.99, 71,99 Euro, 59.99 GBP.
Extra 12-Month Subscription- 134.99 USD, 125,99 Euro, 99.99 GBP
Premium 12-Month Subscription- 159.99 USD, 151,99 Euro, 119.99 GBP.
As the new prices go into effect around the world, PlayStation fans in Turkey are outraged, as their memberships have increased by 600%. The news was shared on Reddit via the user basitmakine in a new post, prompting further disappointment from fans. “There’s way too many subscriptions to buy these days. It looks like we all have a long hard think about the future of gaming. Something needs to change because this hobby is getting too expensive for the average gamer,” said one user.
“Welp, time to wake up, go to work, come back and head directly to sleep… no more gaming,” added another, while one comment read, “Yeah just cancelled it … Obviously we did expect some increase due to the Turkish currency being down bad now but nobody expected this hike. Basically they killed the regional pricing with this increase. Games had already started doing it, all publishers will soon follow suit probably.”
Whether or not the price-hike sticks is another question, though it’s unlikely Sony plans on backing down. If that’s the case, players will just have to bite the bullet and pay a bit extra for the service's game catalogues and online play.