Probably like many of you yesterday I received an email from Sony letting me know that as of September 22, 2016 the price of the PlayStation Plus will go up to $59.99 when you have to renew. Luckily for me I renewed back in July. Here is the statement from Sony below.
Dear valued PlayStation Plus member,
Starting on September 22nd, 2016, prices for PlayStation Plus memberships will change to $59.99 for twelve months and $24.99 for three months. The monthly plan will remain $9.99. If you are a current member, the new prices will take effect if your membership renews on or after this date.
PS Plus strives to enrich your PlayStation experience through a world-class service built for our fans. This marks the first time that PS Plus membership prices will increase since the launch of the service in 2010. The new pricing reflects 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.
If you do not wish to continue your subscription, please be sure to cancel it by turning off auto-renewal in your account settings before September 22nd, 2016.
So what do you think about this price hike dear reader? For me the one thing Sony had over Microsoft with online play on this gen was it was cheaper. Xbox Live has always had the better online atmosphere so I never mind paying more for it, and now with Sony raising their prices that could hurt their online community in the future.