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How much does PlayStation Plus cost?

Starting in September, the price for a year is getting more expensive by up to 35%.

Image: Sony PlayStation
Image: Sony PlayStation

Starting on September 6th, Sony announced this week that the prices of all of their 12-month PlayStation Plus subscription plans are going up. While each is going up at different rates, here in the USA, we’re looking at a price increase of up to 35%. Whoa.

In other parts of the world, the prices are also going up, but some not nearly as drastically. Below, we’re going to break down both US and international prices, as well as their increases.

PlayStation Plus Essential 12-Month Subscription

Old Price: $59.99 | £49.99 | €59.99

New Price: $79.99 | £59.99 | €71.99 | 6,800 Yen

PlayStation Plus Extra 12-Month Subscription

Old Price: $99.99 | £83.99 | €99.99

New Price: $134.99 | £99.99 | €125.99 | 11,700 Yen

PlayStation Plus Premium 12-Month Subscription

Old Price: $119.99 | £99.99 | €119.99

New Price: $159.99 | £119.99 | €151.99 | 13,900 Yen

How will I be affected by the PS Plus price increase?

The good news is that those with already paid-for plans won’t get the price increase until later. Current 12-month subscribers will see the price changes if their plan ends after November 6th, 2023.

However, on Sony’s blog, they explain that if you make any changes to your account after September 6th, it will not reflect the new pricing. This includes “upgrades, downgrades, or buying additional time”.

The price increase will only affect the 12-month plans. If you’re looking for a shorter-term commitment, the 1-month and 3-month plans still remain at the same pricing.

Back in June, Microsoft also had a price hike for their Game Pass tiers. While not as drastic, it was likely to set themselves up for the removal of the classic Xbox Live Gold memberships that are now merged into the Game Pass options.

For comparison, a Nintendo Switch Online subscription, on the other hand, has remained the same price since 2018.

If you’re reading this before September 6th, 2023, make sure to secure yourself at the older, much cheaper pricing.

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