Sony has revealed that the price for PlayStation Plus will be increasing next month, making it the first price increase for the service since 2010. The price increase will happen for the service in the US and Canada, with Sony making the announcement in an update post for their free PlayStation Plus games of August 2016.
Here’s the official word from Sony:
“Starting on September 22, 2016, prices for PlayStation Plus memberships will change to $59.99 USD/ $69.99 CAD for twelve months and $24.99 USD/$29.99 CAD for three months. The monthly plan will change to $11.99 CAD in Canada, and remain $9.99 USD in the U.S. If you are a current member, the new prices will take effect if your membership renews on or after this date.”
As of right now, we do not know if these price increases will also be coming to other regions. If you renew your subscription before September 22nd then you will still get the current price, and if you’re going to cancel be sure you do it before the aforementioned date so you don’t get charged.
While PlayStation Plus is needed in order to play games online for PlayStation 4, the service also regularly gives subscribers free games each month along with other perks.