PlayStation Plus membership cost to go up in Europe/Australia

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  1. PokeAcer

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    The only reason at this point for wanting a PS4 for me would be October's Taiko no Tatsujin, and that doesn't even need PSN+ to use it's online (clearly stated in all adverts)
     


  2. Riyaz

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    Hmm, well i never buy psn+ anyway.
     
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  3. G25900

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    PAL regions already had multiple price hikes in the time it took them to increase NA's price once. NA's increase was the one following suit, this is a new set of hikes not a continuation of NA's.
     
  4. Stephano

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  5. p1ngpong

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    lol anti sony comment lol nintendo and pc!
     
  6. Thirty3Three

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    Naw. They have and make MUCH MORE than enough. They're doing this just to do this. Just like why they made online cost money in the first place. "Microsoft does, Sony thinks they can too."

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    "Free" shit games, too. GG, Sony.
     
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  7. Saiyan Lusitano

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    Now that I think seriously about it, Brexit is probably why the price has increased. [​IMG]
     
  8. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Is better than charging the same price as a standard game for playstation plus, then getting games that are probably no where near as good, and only can be played as long as you have playstation plus active.
     
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  9. Thirty3Three

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    Naw it's just because they can get away with it now. Greed:)
     
  10. Saiyan Lusitano

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    You're telling me it's not because of Brexit? They lied to me. [​IMG]
     
  11. Arras

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    Are PS+ sales even a thing in Europe? I've seen people mention it happens pretty frequently in the US, but I don't recall ever really seeing that here.
     
  12. KingVamp

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    Until they raise the price even more so later on, on something that should be free in the first place.

    Why do people keep falling for this?
     
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    I forgot
    It's not Sony that does the sale, it's various retailers. Ebay usually has them on sale every other week, I usually get 1 year for $45 vs the $60 MSRP.
     
  14. Plomo

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    This is why I stopped playing PlayStation and Xbox. The paying for online. I would not care if no one could get my fucking ip.
     
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  15. Saiyan Lusitano

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    This just makes me hope more that FighterZ comes out on the Switch so I can play online for free and then when it becomes paid in 2018 I won't bother. Well, unless it's really worth it which I doubt.
     
  16. Felek666

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    Go suck a dick Sony. AAA game price for a fucking subscription.
    But hey, kids will still buy it. Let's cash on these idiots, why not?
     
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  17. Anfroid

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    I never liked subscription services in gaming, they'd have to give me a ps4 for free if they want me to pay any kind of subscription. Actually why don't they do something like that? Pay full price for a console and pay a minimal subscription/no subscription. Or they offer the same console but make it digital only with a larger hdd for a quarter of the price and charge a higher subscription fee. Kinda how Amazon does their cheap tablet. They'll most likely make more money having it locked to their digital shop.
     
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  18. sergey3000

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    stop complaining! if you have the money to buy ps4 then sure you have the money to pay 80$ every year like bunch of suckers for online subscription. good job sony. nintendo should learn.
     
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  19. Ryccardo

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    If server costs are a problem, why not publicly release source code to the servers and add a custom server option to the games?

    Can charge whatever they want for the official one, less load on it, and cheaters are free to go elsewhere... every gamer wins
     
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  20. Robfozz

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    Maybe I'd consider renewing if the free games were even half decent. Definitely never going to after the price increase.