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PlayStation Plus Subscription Prices Will Go Up Significantly Starting Next Week

We’ve had the new tiered PlayStation Plus system for a little more than a year now, as it was first launched between May and June 2022 in different markets across the world.

In that time, it’s become clear that the middle level tier, PS Plus Extra can be an excellent value, particularly for newcomers to the PlayStation ecosystem, for the breadth of games available, and that some new games (like most recently Sea Of Stars) will be available on launch with the middle tier.

The same can’t really be said though for the top tier, as we’ve had more than one month where classic PS1, PS2, PS3 or PSP titles just haven’t been added to the collection, despite some solid additions that have come through.

Now, Sony thinks we ought to be paying more for this service, as subscription prices will be significantly increased beginning September 6, 2023.

If you’re someone who pays annually for PS Plus, then the new pricing won’t go into effect if your renewal date is before November 6, 2023. The new pricing will be changed next week however for the 1 month or 3 month purchasing options.

This is what the pricing is right now for PlayStation Plus for one year, at each tier.

PS Plus Essential – Current Price

  • $59.99
  • £49.99
  • €59.99

PS Plus Extra – Current Price

  • $99.99
  • £83.99
  • €99.99

PS Plus Premium – Current Price

  • $119.99
  • £99.99
  • €119.99

And this is what the prices will look like beginning next week on September 6, 2023.

PS Plus Essential – New Price

  • $79.99
  • £59.99
  • €71.99
  • 6,800 Yen

PS Plus Extra – New Price

  • $134.99
  • £99.99
  • €125.99
  • 11,700 Yen

PS Plus Premium – New Price

  • $159.99
  • £119.99
  • €151.99
  • 13,900 Yen

It’s a 35% increase across the board, and it’s not exactly the thing players want to be seeing, especially when Sony has been doing a lot, but arguably not enough to even justify the current price structure.

Hopefully though this price hike means Sony will begin to do more to try and get players on board with the higher tiers, perhaps even figuring out a way to let players natively download PS3 games, rather than needing to stream them.

Source – [PlayStation Blog]