The cost of PS+ is going up in the UK and across Europe, Sony have announced with an email sent out to subscribers. The new prices will be coming into effect at 00:01 BST on 31st August, and look as follows:
- Annually, the price will change from £39.99 to £49.99 per annum. (€49.99 to €59.99 in Europe)
- Quarterly, the price will change from £14.99 to £19.99 per quarter. (€19.99 to €24.99 in Europe)
- Monthly, the price will change from £5.99 to £6.99 per month. (€6.99 to €7.99 in Europe)
As Sony just move to the next “round” number, that’s a 25% jump in the UK for a yearly subscription and 20% in Europe, which is a shock to the system, to say the least. It was around this time last year that Sony increased the price in the US to $60 for a year, with European prices staying level, but given the current exchange rates, this seems to be more a case of Sony bringing our pricing in line with America’s. $60 works out to around £45 and €50 today before taking into account local taxes.
If that’s making you reconsider whether or not you want to continue with PS+, you need to check whether or not our subscription will automatically renew. You need to head to your account settings and turn the “auto-renew” toggle to off, doing so at least 48 hours before your next payment is due.
Alternatively, if you’re thinking you’ll probably be playing video games online in 2020, maybe it’s time to stock up and get a few years worth of PS+ all in one go!
Update: it’s Europe too.