PlayStation Plus membership price increase starts September

The price of PlayStation Plus membership will be increased as from September 22,2016 in the U.S. and Canada.

Announced via the PlayStation blog, Sony confirmed that the 12 month cost of membership will increase to $59.99, while the three month plan will rise to $24.99. The monthly PlayStation Plus price was stay the same.

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Sony writes: "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," it reads.

PlayStation Plus free games

PlayStation Plus currently allows owners of PS Vita, PS3 and PS4 to play online. Subscribers can also benefit from free PS4 games, as well as titles on PS3 and Vita. Members also get access to regular PlayStation game discounts.

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It’s currently unknown whether the PlayStation Plus membership will increase in the UK and Europe.

Earlier today, the PS4 Slim was revealed. Sony plans to launch the new console in September with its official annoucement due alongside PS4 Neo at the PlayStation Meeting on September 7. Earlier this year, we debated whether PlayStation Plus needs a total overhaul. Increasing prices at this point, when many subscribers aren’t entirely happy with the free games that we get each month could backfire, though if gamers want to play online they have little choice but to subscribe.

In other PS4 news, the PS4 flash sale is currenting in full swing, although it ends today.  You can get discounts up to 80 percent across a range of genres, with titles including Dragon Age: Inquisition, Prototype 2 and Borderlands: The Handsome Collection.

It’s a busy few months for Sony. As well as introducing two new PS4 consoles, PlayStation VR launches in October! Maybe we’ll get some PSVR games on PlayStation Plus?