NA Playstation Plus Membership to go up in price

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Starting September 22nd 2016, Sony is increasing the price of a Playstation Plus Memebership in North America. The Playstation Blog has been updated with August's game list as well as the pricing info.

12 months will be $59.99 USD / $69.99 CAD
3 months wiil be $24.99 USD / $29.99 CAD
Monthly will be $9.99 USD / $11.99 CAD

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A lot lower. 1 year was like $50 3 months was like $17 I think..... Now we paying Xbox live prices :(

Only a matter of time before nintendo network isnt free anymore, until then i'll stick with nintendo.
 
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Coming from the Nintendo world, I just don't get why should we pay for online features separately.
They are not just offereing online features, they offer discounts and free games and online storage for save data. But i wish the ps4 requirement for online gameplay was not part of playstation plus.

You pay for it cause it helps keep the service alive and well managed, if is free, then expect bad online gameplay experience and you can't complain about lag or other things cause you aren't paying for a expected service. :unsure:
 
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They are not just offereing online features, they offer discounts and free games and online storage for save data. But i wish the ps4 requirement for online gameplay was not part of playstation plus.

You pay for it cause it helps keep the service alive and well managed, if is free, then expect bad online gameplay experience and you can't complain about lag or other things cause you aren't paying for a expected service. :unsure:
I completely agree with you. If it's discounts and free offers, I'm fine with it. About the second part of your comment, remember last Christmas when only Ninty's servers were up for a while?
 

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I completely agree with you. If it's discounts and free offers, I'm fine with it. About the second part of your comment, remember last Christmas when only Ninty's servers were up for a while?
Things like that happen and people do work on that. is no surprised that people get hacked and ruin things for others. If i remember they compensated with one week free of their premium service XBLA god PSN plus.

Xbox Live always required subscriptions since day one, PSN was added some time after, 2009 i think during some Server attack and that was when all those kevin butler commercials started showing up. :P

why ps4 requires that for online games i dunno but neither ps3 or psvita do.
 

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Paying for ps+ has little to do with the "quality of online play" most of the time, the services are just a glorifed matchmaking service, with no game hosting going on. Take two of the most popular games, COD and BF. Call of duty is p2p for the most part and while Battlefield has dedicated servers, they are hosted by EA, neither has anything to do with your ps+ fee. Microsoft is fairing better of that front, with more games using Azure, but last I heard studios/pubs still have to pay out of pocket for the servers, so again xbl is just being a glorified mm service, rather than being the reason you have those servers.

Rocketleague, a cross platform game, everyone using the same Psyonix hosted servers, free to play online on pc, xbox/ps, nope, even though it's the exact same gameplay servers.


The real reason you pay is simple. You pay, because MS/Sony know you will. No sense leaving that revenue on the table, when it's there for the taking.

Meanwhile, Xbox live and all it's services are 100% free on pc on games that support it, because the last time MS tried to charge for it, PC gamers rightfully told MS to jog on.
 
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Balls, this just makes me wish I invested in a better PC instead. Well I'm not getting the ps4k/neo. I wish you could keep the PSPlus titles...

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You could just buy the discounted games, you get it for cheap and you keep it unlike FREE games you can't. That what i always did. Of course if you had ps+ you might actually end up buying too many games for cheap and then maybe not actually playing them and it look like a steam sale log :P

@Armadillo You are right, to be honest i believe what you say is true, which is why i always dislike when people say that only specific systems run online games well. Which i have no actual proof of it. A game like Street fighter 3 third strike online edition, uses a GGPO networking code for fighting games, and is both on xbox live and PSN, all i hear people say is "Play on xbox live, it runs better" All i can ask is "How, is the same game, it probably runs better cause majority of people playing it has better connections than the ones on the other who may not have better connections."

To be honest, if is the same game, it should play and function the same no matter what. Unless is specified what is different about it. I find it hard to believe that since i figure is a personal expereince to the individual. A game functions by how is programmed for the console. They should have some knoweledge of how the console works to program a game. They must be optimizing the games and such, i dunno honestly, i'm not too keen on it.

But The subscription services are a privlage, it functions like any other subscription, and it will be that way all the time. :(
 
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I like yearly prices, but an increase isn't appealing. I don't even have a PS4, want to get one, but now have to keep in mind to have an extra $60 to pay for online service. Boo, and most games nowadays make online play so important, so it's like you have to pay extra. Ah well.
 

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So, its the price of a full priced game? Better be worth it
You do know there is 3 choices of options available? If all people see is one choice (Most likely the one they would want) there is more to examine. There is a year, 3 months or one month. For the price of one game, you can get discounts to other games, that may take long time to drop in price, Free full games (While only active with the subscription is kinda bad but is also a way to try new games without paying for one you may not enjoy. Is a full game with no restrictions unlike demos and the selective choice limited by 2 Per month for each console is also bad.) Online storage for save data, and PS4 online services.

Yes it all sounds very bad maybe by the fact PS4 requires PS+ for online play, or save cloud storage, but is sometimes have exclusive content for PS+. by the way, is drive club still a thing?:unsure:
 

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I like yearly prices, but an increase isn't appealing. I don't even have a PS4, want to get one, but now have to keep in mind to have an extra $60 to pay for online service. Boo, and most games nowadays make online play so important, so it's like you have to pay extra. Ah well.

Come over to pc? Most games are multiplatform these days, so unless there are some specific Sony exclusives you were looking at, pc is a good option. Up front cost is a little more, but then the games are cheaper and free online play.

Valve even increased our cloud storage (saves, screenshots etc), to 20GB and it's still all free.
 

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