PlayStation Plus Prices Are Increasing from September 2023

PlayStation Plus Prices Are Increasing from September 2023

If you are a PlayStation Plus subscriber, you might want to renew your membership before September 6, 2023. That’s when Sony will be raising the prices of its online service across all plans123.

Why are the prices going up?

Sony has not given a clear explanation for the price hike, but it says that it will "enable us to continue bringing high-quality games and value-added benefits to your PlayStation Plus subscription service"1. Some speculate that the increased costs are due to the launch of the PlayStation 5 and the need to invest in more servers, bandwidth, and security4. Others suggest that Sony is trying to match the prices of its competitors, such as Xbox Game Pass and Nintendo Switch Online5.

How much will it cost?

The new prices for each tier of PlayStation Plus are as follows:

  • PlayStation Plus Essential: $79.99/€71.99/£59.99/6,800 yen per year (up from $59.99/€59.99/£49.99/5,143 yen)
  • PlayStation Plus Extra: $134.99/€125.99/£99.99/11,700 yen per year (up from $99.99/€89.99/£74.99/8,629 yen)
  • PlayStation Plus Premium: $159.99/€151.99/£119.99/13,900 yen per year (up from $119.99/€109.99/£89.99/10,286 yen)

The prices for monthly and quarterly subscriptions will also increase accordingly1.

What are the benefits of each tier?

The PlayStation Plus Essential tier is the base level that offers online multiplayer access, a monthly selection of free PS4 and PS5 games, cloud storage, and discounts on PlayStation Store purchases1.

The PlayStation Plus Extra tier adds access to Sony’s Game Catalog, which features hundreds of games from the PS4 and PS5 libraries that you can download and play at any time1.

The PlayStation Plus Premium tier offers more benefits, such as Sony’s Classics Catalog, which includes iconic games from previous PlayStation consoles, game trials that let you try new releases for a limited time, and cloud streaming that allows you to play games on any device without downloading them1.

How can I save money?

If you are currently in a 12-month subscription plan, you won’t see the price increase until your next renewal date, as long as it is after November 6, 20231. However, if you make any changes to your plan on or after September 6, such as upgrades, downgrades, or buying additional time, you will be charged the new price1.

Therefore, if you want to save some money, you should renew your subscription or buy extra time before September 66. You can also look for deals and discounts from third-party retailers or online platforms7.


Is it worth it?

That depends on how much you value the services and features that PlayStation Plus offers. If you play online multiplayer games frequently, enjoy the free games every month, or want to access a large library of games without buying them individually, then PlayStation Plus might be worth it for you.

However, if you mainly play offline or single-player games, don’t care about the free games or the Game Catalog, or prefer to buy physical copies of games, then PlayStation Plus might not be worth it for you.

Ultimately, you have to weigh the pros and cons of each tier and decide what suits your gaming needs and budget best.

What do you think about the PlayStation Plus price increase? Will you continue to subscribe or cancel your membership? Let us know in the comments below!



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