PlayStation Plus subscription price increase pushing some gamers to unsubscribe or downgrade

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Sony will hike the subscription price for PlayStation Plus users from next month in a move that has left subscribers discontented.

As a result, people have taken to various social media platforms to voice their opinions on the impending price hike.

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I have been a PlayStation Plus subscriber from day one. Today, I canceled it. 30% price increase without adding anything feels like a rip-off. (Source)

Price increase means this is the last year ill have ps online. I’ll just have to buy all the sports games on xbox from here on out. (Source)

PlayStation Plus is a paid subscription service tied to Sony’s PlayStation. It grants players access to games, online multiplayer, and exclusive content.

The service offers three tiers with escalating subscription fees. These are Essential plan, Extra plan, and Premium plan.

In the wake of the increase, the Essential plan will rise from $60 to $80. The Extra plan will hike from $100 to $135 and the Premium plan from $120 to $160.

This alteration is set to take effect on September 6, 2023, and represents an almost 30% increase from the base price.

However, yearly plans remain available at a discounted rate compared to one or three-month subscriptions.

Nevertheless, this 30% increase has left many upset (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). They contend that raising the price without offering new benefits is unreasonable.

Hope everybody who’s outraged about the 30% price increase for seemingly no benefit will cancel their #PlayStationPlus subscription or this will just continue. (Source)

How to avoid PlayStation Plus subscription price hike

While the price hike is certain to come into effect next month, there is a way to avoid it.

Sony says that if a user is currently subscribed to PlayStation Plus, the price increase will only apply when renewing their plan.

This means that users can purchase multiple yearly subscriptions, effectively sidestepping the price hike for an extended period.

If you buy it before the price increases it will be the same price. if you buy it after the price increase it will be higher. you can stack multiple years if you want to get the lower price for a few years (Source)

As of now, Sony hasn’t issued any other official statements regarding the price hike. But we will closely monitor the situation and provide updates if and when further developments arise.

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