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PlayStation Plus: Payment changes

ps4insider.de reports that Sony just started sending out E-Mails, stating that the PlayStation Plus Payment System is about to change. Starting October 10th you will not pay each 90 Days, instead you will always pay at the end of the 3rd month ( with the renewal) .
In doing so Sony probably wants to streamline the PlayStation Plus payment system before the launch of the PlayStation 4

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rustyspoon801023d ago

I'll still be paying each year. Much better deals for 365 days worth.

FamilyGuy1022d ago (Edited 1022d ago )

This is actually giving you MORE days for your 3 months subscription in most cases. An extra 2 days to be precise.

If you start on the 1st, 17th, 23rd you will then end on the 1st, 17th, or 23rd respectively. Up in till now it has just been adding 90 physical days. If you purchase a 3 month subscription you'll be getting MORE days now if those months have 30 days or more and all months, with the exception of February, are 30-31 days.

February for example would be short to do the new 3 month subscription model because it's only 28 days most years.

UltimateMaster1022d ago

So basically. Instead of 30 days, it's month by month.

FamilyGuy1022d ago

Yes, and most months are 30 or 31 days. February is the only short one.

ShinMaster1022d ago (Edited 1022d ago )

For some reason when I checked my PS Plus subscription a week ago, it said it didn't expire until 2015... did anyone else get 2 years? I only remember paying for 1 year at a time.

CuddlyREDRUM1022d ago

It still is cheaper for a year at $50, which is what he said. He never mentioned 3 month increments.

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kreate1022d ago

If it wasn't for the free games, I would never pay.

Akuma2K1022d ago

Same here, i pay once a year.....more convienent for me.

ninjahunter1023d ago

*Checks PS+*
"Expires on October 9th"
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

Sarick1023d ago (Edited 1023d ago )

You'd think they'd want to extend the periods one extra month of credit if they're partially into a month.

That would mean that if your pay period is one any day in between a month that an extension would be carried over until the next months billing period.

They could also offer a partial refund for the left over service days towards PSN credits.

Not sure if they'd do that but if they want people to be satisfied with the proposed changes. IMHO: This would be a better transition then skimming a portion of a month.

In your example you'd be billed again for the full period on the 9th and only receive the remainder of that month.

In my example of fairness you'd continue receiving benefits until the end of that month at which you'd be billed in full for the next period on the 1st.

One thing that can be a concern here is an issue that happened with Final Fantasy 11. People would start a subscription late in a month only to see a DOUBLE bill.

Wescyde1023d ago (Edited 1023d ago )

You do realize you can buy PS+ anytime during your subscription and it will stack right?

They will not cut off what you paid for though it would just end on the final day if you turn off auto renewal

isarai1023d ago

Wait so does this mean you could end up getting less than what you paid for? for example if i got the membership on the 20th of the first month, then do i only get like two months and ten days?

grumpc1023d ago

Why would they suddenly cut off some of your days? They wouldn't do something as stupid as that for such a good service.

isarai1023d ago

i'm just trying to wrap my head around this new policy, it really doesn't make much sense. It says it will not count 90days instead it will just stop at the end of the third month, to me that sounds like if i buy in the middle of the first month, then it will still just end at the end of the third month which again does not give me a full 3 months. I don't expect them to do something so dumb, it really doesn't seem like something Sony would do, but that's just what it sounds like to me

Sarick1023d ago (Edited 1023d ago )

Only if they do the transition unfairly and not refund the remaining unused/leftover portions into PSN credits.

If you paid for a full month on the 25th of October then only 6 days of that subscription is consumed. Either an extension can be made or the other 24 unused days could be credited towards PSN.

darren_poolies1023d ago

No, what it means is that if you buy a 3 month subscription on say the 20th October then that will end on the 20th January. Whereas on the previous 90 day method, if you bought a subscription on the 20th October that would end on the 18th January. That clear things up a bit?

Soldierone1023d ago

So in other words, don't buy PS Plus in February?

FamilyGuy1022d ago

They will cut you off on the 20th.

They are going by the month rather than by 90 days. If you start on the 1st, 17th, 23rd you will then end on the 1st, 17th, or 23rd respectively. Up in till now has has just been adding 90 physical days. If you purchase a 3 month subscription you'll be getting MORE days now if those months have 30 days or more and all months with the exception of February are 30-31 days.

February for example would be short to do the new 3 month subscription model because it's only 28 days most years.

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Spontogical1023d ago

I just received an e-mail from them stating that it is now moving to a 12 month period thingy..

they say 'automatically renew'... hmm are they forcing automatic renewals on me?

I'm utterly confused.

isarai1023d ago

i'm sure that's an option, every subscription service has to have an option to disable automatic renew

Riderz13371023d ago

If you pay with a credit card, and you have a credit card number saved on your PS3, then it automatically renews. Of course you can turn this off in the settings so that it won't renew without your consent.

kidhero991022d ago

PLAYSTATION PLUS - CHANGE IN PAYMENT
As Sony announced by means of a circular mail to all PlayStation Plus customers there will be a small change in the PlayStation Plus payment system.

To make the renewal date clearly visible, PlayStation ® Plus membership will be converted to the calendar months, so each extension is made ​​on the same day of the month. From the 10th October, the PlayStation Plus membership is automatically renewed at the end of every third month of membership and no longer as usual every 90 days.

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