The cost of an Australian PlayStation Plus subscription will increase from next month, Sony today advised (at 7.00 pm AEST on a Friday night, hoping you wouldn’t notice).
From 9.01 am AEST on 31 August, prices will change accordingly:
- Annually, the price will change from $69.95 to $79.95 per annum
- Quarterly, the price will change from $27.95 to $33.95 per quarter
- Monthly, the price will change from $9.95 to $10.95 per month
Those wanting to save a little cash can pre-purchase a membership at current rates to avoid the price hike.
“Up until 31 August 2017, you may purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription at the current price, which will then be added (or “stacked on”) to your current membership period,” an email to members reads.
Sony also advised that those unhappy with the increase can turn off their auto-renew in their account settings.
What do you think of the price increase? What do you think of the timing of Sony’s communication? Update: To be fair, we’ve learned since that the increase also impacts Europe and follows a similar increase in North America.