Playstation Plus subscription numbers are rapidly rising, spurred on by both healthy Playstation 4 sales figures and that just about everyone wants to game online these days (the freebies aren’t hurting either!).
But there’s some bad news on the horizon, Sony are said to be raising the monthly and quarterly pricing for the subscription for the European region.
For example, in the United Kingdom, the quarterly price for Playstation Plus will increase from £11.99 to £14.99.
“We are dedicated to bringing PlayStation Plus members the best possible service with the most compelling content,” a SCEUK representative told Push Square. “From 1st September we will be increasing the price of monthly and three month PlayStation Plus subscriptions in line with market conditions. We will continue to invest in PlayStation Plus to ensure an unparalleled experience, featuring the best quality games and features.”
For those gamer’s within the US or other regions, there’s currently no mention on if you’ll be expected to cough up the extra cash. It’s a bit of an odd time for a price hike too, since gamer’s recently have been rather vocal of the various Playstation Plus outages that have impacted both the Playstation 4 and Playstation 3. These outages have ranged from being unable to connect to the service to slow download speeds and of course issues pulling data from Sony’s cloud storage servers.
It’s possible that the price rises are a combination of fluctuations in currency exchanges and Sony wishing to improve their online subscription.
Either way, hopefully we’ll see an improved online service to warrant Sony charging more for Playstation Plus.