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Playstation Plus, Sony's online gaming subscription service, will be getting a $10 price hike this next month.

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The price of PlayStation Plus is rising by a Hamilton. Beginning on September 22nd, the yearly fee will increase by $10 — from $49.99 to $59.99.


The new price won’t impact current subscribers until its time for renewal. So, if you’ve been considering PlayStation Plus, it would be cheaper to join this month for the next year at the lower rate. If you’re a subscriber already and would rather not continue with the new price, Sony’s blog recommends you turn off auto-renewal in your account setting by September 22nd.


On top of getting access to online functionality within games, Sony's service also offers discounts on game purchases and even some free downloads. The three-month subscription is also getting a $7 price hike to $24.99. One-month subscriptions will remain at $9.99.

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# 1 Boogee134 @ 08/22/16 02:14 PM
The free games have been really underwhelming so far. I won't be renewing my PSplus subscription.
 
# 2 Scheib43 @ 08/22/16 02:17 PM
I didn't mind getting NBA2K16 in June as I didn't buy it previously. I picked up Driveclub back when it was available as well as Rocket League. Tricky Towers is a nice little game too for the family or a timekiller online. $60 is well worth it.
 
# 3 Raisnets @ 08/22/16 02:35 PM
That's cool and all but digital games need a price slash. no digital game should cost 59.99,
 
# 4 DBMcGee3 @ 08/22/16 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Raisnets
That's cool and all but digital games need a price slash. no digital game should cost 59.99,
Dude, you read my mind. I want so badly to have all digital games and not have to store or swap discs regularly, but damn....hard to get into that routine when I can buy the disc for $48 via Amazon and then trade it in for $10 or $15 when I'm over it.

Hard to understand the pricing logic.
 
# 5 drewdavi @ 08/22/16 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by DBMcGee3
Dude, you read my mind. I want so badly to have all digital games and not have to store or swap discs regularly, but damn....hard to get into that routine when I can buy the disc for $48 via Amazon and then trade it in for $10 or $15 when I'm over it.

Hard to understand the pricing logic.
Well, they aren't going to compete with themselves by offering the same product at a cheaper price. The reason you can usually get the discs cheaper is they are either pre-owned, or for a company like Amazon, a cost of doing business. The studio itself isn't going to undercut itself to provide convenience.
 
# 6 miguelitoKache @ 08/22/16 03:24 PM
I dont get it why is sony doing this? As a consumer i dont think this is good marketing.. Microsoft havent changed the price of live in over three years and they are the number one online system.. Even tho i have both consoles.. I will go on a month to month sub.. 😡😡😠
 
# 7 Sheba2011 @ 08/22/16 03:27 PM
I actually cancelled both this and Xbox Live because I have been really underwhelmed with the selection of free games offered lately. I hardly ever play online so the free games was the only thing keeping me there. EA Access has been a much better service than both of them.
 
# 8 Raisnets @ 08/22/16 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Sheba2011
I actually cancelled both this and Xbox Live because I have been really underwhelmed with the selection of free games offered lately. I hardly ever play online so the free games was the only thing keeping me there. EA Access has been a much better service than both of them.
EA Access is a very different service to XBOX Live and PSN not sure why you are comparing them.
 
# 9 Cletus @ 08/22/16 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Raisnets
EA Access is a very different service to XBOX Live and PSN not sure why you are comparing them.
I can see why. He is just using it for free games. if you compare it on that platform, then it smokes both services. The only free game from ps+ I play is rocket league. If it weren't for that and my EASHL team I'd cancel ps+ in a jiffy.
 
# 10 Cookie Puss @ 08/22/16 05:10 PM
A $10 price increase from a company that to this day has yet to implement a 2-step authorization process and the ability to change your username.
 
# 11 azdawgpound @ 08/22/16 05:30 PM
I agree the selection of free games isent worth the $49 now $59???

I just re uped my subscription but once it runs out I won't re subscribe not worth it I don't play games online much.

Ea just needs to get ea access .. there's no excuse why they shouldn't have it and excuse of we have ps now with bunch old games isent a excuse.
 
# 12 Cookie Puss @ 08/22/16 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by azdawgpound
Ea just needs to get ea access .. there's no excuse why they shouldn't have it and excuse of we have ps now with bunch old games isent a excuse.

I think EA does have EA Access.
 
# 13 redsox4evur @ 08/22/16 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by azdawgpound
I agree the selection of free games isent worth the $49 now $59???

I just re uped my subscription but once it runs out I won't re subscribe not worth it I don't play games online much.

Ea just needs to get ea access .. there's no excuse why they shouldn't have it and excuse of we have ps now with bunch old games isent a excuse.
Well go complain Sony. EA is more than happy to have it on PS. But Sony doesn't want it because they don't it's a good value to their customer or whatever.
 
# 14 Raisnets @ 08/22/16 08:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Cletus
I can see why. He is just using it for free games. if you compare it on that platform, then it smokes both services. The only free game from ps+ I play is rocket league. If it weren't for that and my EASHL team I'd cancel ps+ in a jiffy.
Nah not really.
 
# 15 SmashMan @ 08/23/16 01:14 AM
Really odd from a PR standpoint that they didn't have a 'positive' reason for raising the price alongside this news to try and soften the blow. Just doing it for ****s and giggles, I guess.
 
# 16 baconbits11 @ 08/23/16 10:41 AM
Now there is no reason other than the SHOW to pick PS4 over XBOX One...first EA Access and now this. And to think, when the console wars began, I was going with PS4....Thankfully there are sales on these now and then, I can't justify paying full price for XBOX Live or PS+. Biggest ripoff in gaming, the only draw is being able to play online.
 
# 17 Sheba2011 @ 08/23/16 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Raisnets
EA Access is a very different service to XBOX Live and PSN not sure why you are comparing them.
All 3 of them are platforms that offer similar services:

- Monthly or yearly fee
- Selection of Free games
- Discounts on online purchases

To recap, I pay a monthly fee for each one and I only use them for the free games/discounts. Now do you see why I compare them?
 
# 18 mcmax3000 @ 08/23/16 11:05 AM
The Xbox One is my primary platform, I rarely ever play online on PSN, and apparently the price hike is $20 in Canada, so I think I'll pass on renewing my subscription (or maybe renew once soon before the price increase, then pass the next time I'm set to renew after that).

I can probably buy the occasional "free" game that appeals to me, and spend less than $70 per year.
 
# 19 Sheba2011 @ 08/23/16 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by mcmax3000
The Xbox One is my primary platform, I rarely ever play online on PSN, and apparently the price hike is $20 in Canada, so I think I'll pass on renewing my subscription (or maybe renew once soon before the price increase, then pass the next time I'm set to renew after that).

I can probably buy the occasional "free" game that appeals to me, and spend less than $70 per year.
This was my reasoning as well, the "free" games that actually interested me I could buy preowned for cheaper and have the added ability to trade them in later. Both services used to be so much better in the past.
 
# 20 Raisnets @ 08/23/16 05:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Sheba2011
All 3 of them are platforms that offer similar services:

- Monthly or yearly fee
- Selection of Free games
- Discounts on online purchases

To recap, I pay a monthly fee for each one and I only use them for the free games/discounts. Now do you see why I compare them?
The base of PS Plus isn't "FREE GAMEZ!!!!!!" they aren't the same service.
 

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