PlayStation Plus membership cost to go up in Europe/Australia

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    Sony will be increasing the cost of their subscription service, PlayStation Plus. On August 31, the annual fee will go up from £40.00 to £50.00 for the UK. In Europe, costs will increase to €60.00 yearly while Australia will be faced with a rate hike to $80.00. Those in North America will not face these same rises in price, but only likely because there already was a rise in cost for subscribers back in September 2016. Customers can still buy PS+ memberships for the current rate, until the end of August, so it may be wise to grab a year if you're interested in what the service offers.
     
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    Heard that this morning. Sigh... I could go on a rant about how this is stupid, but it's futile. That cow's been beaten one too many times.
     
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    Ughhh,again?! You shouldn't have to pay at all to play online.
     
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    lmao same.
     
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    The price for PS+ in NA went up a while back. It was only inevitable that the PAL regions would follow suit sooner or later.
     
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    First the boring PS+ games and now this. I think it's time for me to ditch the PS4 and move to PC.
     
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    Well least switch online will be cheap, and good with that 5GHZ wifi. So rocket league will be blast. I know @Chary can't wait. Guess I'll be keeping ps4 for just exclusives. :)
     
  9. kumikochan

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    Wich is still 9 euro cheaper compared to Europe. 60 Dollars is 51 Euro but i don't really care since i use my PC only for online gaming
     
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    Fuck Sony, this is the reason why I switched to PC.
    Wankers.

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    Unfortunately, maintaining servers isn't free. Those who believe we shouldn't pay for online services are wrong. The last thing I want to see rise up, is a Free To Play online service. We all know the absolute crap fest that F2P brings. We don't need that.

    However I will agree, that these prices are way out of hand. Anything upwards of 30€/$/£ is ridiculous for online play.
     
  12. Cyan

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    I got an email from sony about it, but failed to report it. didn't even thought about it.
    - yearly : from €49,99 to €59,99 .
    - 3 months : from €19,99 to €24,99
    - monthly : €6,99 to €7,99

    like said above, US got the price increase already, and eur/aus didn't. it's now our turn.


    For two years I was subscribing to the 3 months plan, thinking it was the best compromise as I could cancel when I want. but I never canceled and finally paid more than if I subscribed yearly.
    2 months ago, sony made a flash sale (1 day only) for a one year subscription at 35€, I picked that one. It's cheaper than all other plans, almost half the new price.
     
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    :rofl:Lol no thanks sony. You don't need all that money.
     
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    Which still only works out at around 0.14p per day. Not a huge amount.
     
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    Again 60 dollars is 51 euro so still a 9 euro price increase over the increase in the US wich amounts to 10 dollars
     
  16. Cyan

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    yeah, that's the problem with Europe and console's price.
    they usually pick the same number...
    60$ and 60€ for PS+ 1 year

    The Nintendo Switch is 389€ in Europe, and 389$ in USA too. (384 to be precise)
    see how the prices work ? :(
     
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    I only paid 300 in Belgium tho
     
  18. Cyan

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    yeah, you probably picked the colored one, which is cheaper.
    if you have the grey version, good for you , as it's usually more expansive :)
    (no idea why, nintendo is making money on color differences...)
     
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  19. kumikochan

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    Same prices here, colored or grey.
     
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  20. Saiyan Lusitano

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    Sony keeps on making shit movies and decisions then it raises its products' prices to make up for it. Also, the customers are to be blamed for the price increases as they keep on paying.

    At this rate Sony will bump it up in a few years more. :rofl2:

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    That's the best defence ppl have for Nintendo's upcoming paid online service. :P
     
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