PlayStation Plus prices are going through the roof in Europe beginning August 31st. Current members have received an email from Sony announcing a whopping 25% increase for Plus membership.
According to one site, prices in Britain will be as follows:
- annual price – from £39.99 to £49.99
- quarterly price – £14.99 to £19.99
- monthly price – £5.99 to £6.99
PlayStation Plus price hike – Brexit’s fault?
The post players have received really doesn’t indicate the reasons behind the price change. This is a region-wide change rather than just in Britain so, contrary to popular believe, it appears it is not the fault of Brexit.
Sony representatives had this to say:
Starting at 12:01AM BST on 31st August, 2017, prices for PS+ memberships in the SIEE region will change to £49.99/€59.99 for 12 months, £19.99/€24.99 for three months and £6.99/€7.99 for one month. For current members, the new prices will take effect when their memberships renew on or after this date. Membership will continue to include online multiplayer, two PS4 games every month, new PlayLink social party game That’s You! as a bonus game until 25th October, exclusive discounts, and 10GB online storage for game saves. We are changing the pricing to reflect various market conditions while enabling us to continue providing exceptional value to our members.
This isn’t very happy news going into the weekend, sorry to say. Keep eyes on your inbox for further notice from Sony.