PlayStation console owners, it might be time to renew your PlayStation Plus membership. Starting from next month onwards, the service’s membership fee will be increased; this affects the yearly subscription as well as the three-month membership.
However, at the time of this writing, we’re only aware of a price increase for the PlayStation Plus service in the US; it remains to be seen if the same price hike will be reflected locally as well. After all, a one-year PlayStation Plus membership only costs RM129 here in Malaysia, while the same subscription costs $49.99 (about RM201) in the US.
Starting from the 22nd of September 2016, the yearly PlayStation Plus subscription in the US will go for $59.99 (approximately RM240); that’s a $10 (around RM40) price increase. The three-month membership, on the other hand, will cost $24.99 (about RM100) instead of its current price of $17.99 (approximately RM70). Thankfully, the one-month subscription – which goes for $9.99 (around RM40) – isn’t affected by this price hike.
Despite the price increase, the PlayStation Plus service will still be the same; no additional benefit will be offered. That being said, some would argue that the subscription comes with many perks as it is, such as free monthly games and access to online multiplayer for PlayStation 4 games.
Although it’s unclear if the Malaysian PlayStation Plus membership will be affected by this price hike, we will keep a close eye. Chances are, we will find out on the 22nd of September when the new prices go into effect in the US.