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Sony Increases PS Plus Price in Europe

Sony is increasing the PlayStation Plus three month subscription fee from 14,99€ to 19,99€ in Europe.

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PC_601139d ago ShowReplies(8)
FallenAngel19841139d ago

This is beyond BS. Imagine them doing this in North America

nX1139d ago (Edited 1139d ago )

Imagine paying 60 bucks just to play online for a year... oh wait, Microsoft charged that for half a decade.
A PS+ subscription is still cheaper than XBL while also offering more benefits, if you want to complain about anything you shouldn't really start with Sony.

FlexLuger1139d ago (Edited 1139d ago )

"Imagine paying 60 bucks just to play online for a year... oh wait, Microsoft charged that for half a decade."

Nobody pays 60 bucks for XBL. You can get on amazon for 40 or cheaper.Is it really so difficult explain the value of PSN without bring up what MS charge for XBL, when you should know damn well that NOBODY pays full price MS RRP for XBL, or even PSN for that matter. unless they have never heard of the internet. These subs are cheaper on amazon and elsewhere For both consoles.

You could have just said that in combination with the fact that you are paying for the maintanence and you get some free games thrown in...but thats just me, I guess.

@Fishy Fingers

Fair play, but ignorance of facts is never a pass to spread FUD to make a point. I agree with his stance, just not his choice of example. Just look at triplec's comment. Further proving my point. Incapable of making his point without referencing the fact that XBOX wasnt giving you free games back in 2008...What does that have to do with PSN getting a chump change price hike now in 2015? Its just silly! I dont need to mention PSN to justify the price of XBL. So Why do they need to mention XBL's offical RRP that NO Xbox owner pays. If like YOU said "only got a PS and there for doesn't care about how the price compares to XBL" ...you are basically giving his ignorance a pass because he doesnt care/cant be bothered to check a few facts before posting. Which..again feed right back into my point...this is bloody hilarious now...I shouldnt even have to pint this out to you. Its laughable that you defend it by saying...maybe he doesnt care..so its OK for him to falsey say xbox users are FORCED to pay 60 bucks. That is flat out lie! lol. Why are you defending that?

triple_c1139d ago (Edited 1139d ago )

@ nX

Not only that, Microsoft has been forcing people to pay to play online since 2002 and did not give XBL gold members anything with their subscription for over a decade.. Forcing people to pay to play online is not cool but at least Sony has always offered games and kept it free on the PS3.

Fishy Fingers1139d ago

Maybe he's only got a PS and there for doesn't care about how the price compares to XBL?

WitWolfy1139d ago (Edited 1139d ago )

@NX

I call BS on that. In South Africa we pay R750 for PS+ and R600 for XBL a year.

Pogmathoin1139d ago

I have never payed full price for xbox live. Amazing to see even defending price increases while always calling out others..... Classic fanboy at work here...

Pogmathoin1139d ago

"Not only that, Microsoft has been forcing people to pay to play online since 2002 and did not give XBL gold members anything with their subscription for over a decade.. Forcing people to pay to play online is not cool but at least Sony has always offered games and kept it free on the PS3."

Sony also gave free crucual permanent information to hackers, also did not let its customers know til it was too late. That's what free PSN gets you. Sony has always kept it free and offer games? Do you understand PSN+?

PlayableGamez1139d ago

I only pay 30 a year for Xbox live.

keenBlade1139d ago

Yes you're right they charged it for a decade, and there was no such thing on the PS3. But they had some downtimes on PSN..

What i want to point out is that MS was charging tons of money, but you could see that the money was going to the infrastructure. For example, last Holiday when the Lizard Squad attacked, XBL was only down for a few hours. I didnt even notice anything.

On Sony's side there was a downtime for (correct me if i'm wrong) two day, which they did refund later later on.

Don't get me wrong. I understand why people have such a loyalty for the playstation brand. The PSX was one of my very first consoles, and i have spend hours with it ( please someone make a Dino Crisis and Chrono Cross remake), but i believe both platforms are great and for now i'm fine with my XBox.

I really dont want to become personal by saying this, but you pinted out that MS is charging 60 bucks since the last decade and i believe thats where some people still live. In the last decade:)

Why?

Everybody thinks XBL is much more expensive.

I just refreshed my Xbox live Subscription for 12 Months, and i payed 27Bucks for it (live in Germany).

Everone keeps on saying that MS is this evil company that wants to rip you off.

I heard so many times that people who got their credit card information stolen, an some one else bougt games online with their money, dont get any refunds from Sony, but MS doesnt hesitate to give their customers their money back.

I dont know, i like both platforms but it is just weird how people are trying to justify every bad decision their beloved company does (same goes for Nintendo and XBox).

Good friends of mine have always been getting the 3 month subscription for PSN, because coming from the PS3, 45 Bucks had seemingly been to much to pay at once fpr something you once used to become for free.

Death1139d ago

If Xbox Live performance was the same as PSN I would have switched years ago. I have no problem paying for Xbox Live as long as it gives me the service I am paying for. The Games with Gold was never the selling feature for me. The PS+ rental subscription service is something I haven't subscribed to consistently. I play primarily online with my Xbox so the mandatory subscription to play online with the PS4 coupled with the fact we see mainly indie games released isn't enough to keep bringing me back. If I didn't have my Xbox I would have to subscribe since I wouldn't have a choice. If the online experience was the same as Xbox I would have no issues renewing annually. The games I can live with or without. It all depends on what you are looking for.

Paulino301139d ago

@nx
Imagine paying 60 bucks just to play online for a year... oh wait, Microsoft charged that for half a decade.
A PS+ subscription is still cheaper than XBL while also offering more benefits,

What benefits?The playstation subscription was also free back then. Now I'm paying for it and compared to the 360 I had, It has way more downtime. I can't speak for xboxone since I don't have one but for the most part I have not gotten my money's worth with ps plus. Except for a few months all you get are free indie games. The ones I like I have already played on steam. Connections drop while playing multiplayer and this rarely happens on my PC which is free btw.I still don't like the layout of ps menu, it leaves me wanting more The moving background themes are nice but is not enough. If ps plus year subscription goes up I'm definitely cancelling.

Nafon1139d ago

Check any deals website, XBL is frequently $30 per year and PS+ never goes below $40 per year. I'm sorry that you don't realize this.

Spid3r61139d ago

Without offering more benefits you say....This without even telling you how many ways there is to buy a year subscription under $40. I would say I still would pay $60 on updates alone as opposed to stability firmware updates the PS4 has been receiving. What about games with gold being BC compatible meaning whe will be seeing at least for titles a month for free. I can keep going but man that is just the tip of the iceberg.

magiciandude1139d ago

@nX

"A PS+ subscription is still cheaper than XBL while also offering more benefits, if you want to complain about anything you shouldn't really start with Sony."

Enough with the nonsense, Sony fans have bashed MS the entire last gen for the online pay wall, and now that Sony is doing the same, they're here with the damage control instead of expecting better from Sony. See, this is exactly how blind brand worship works.

And Sony is very likely going to jack up the annual price to $60 here in the US. They're just testing waters first on the monthly and seasonal subscription levels in Europe.

subtenko1138d ago

Get the yearly subscription and save [even more] money.

Who uses ps plus for less than a year and why? They give free trails with some games for people to see what its about.

Otherwise dont get plus...no? then get ps plus...still no? I dont know what to tell ya :P lol

baryonyx1138d ago (Edited 1138d ago )

Yes it is still cheaper then XBL but why increase it?
If there is a 2-5$ difference, no one will care.
Sony have already tripled their stocks, their inflation is booming and i feel that they should make the Ps+ cheaper or start giving us better monthly deals.

UKmilitia1138d ago (Edited 1138d ago )

in UK the prices are.

3 months £8.50-10
12 months £23-30

there is always someway of getting it cheaper.

but direct from sony its

£11.99 3 months
£39.99 12 months

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littlezizu1139d ago

Yearly Sub price remain same. Only Quarterly Sub price is increased.

wellard1139d ago

monthly sub is up too according to the website

awi59511139d ago

Paying for online is a fake and i do mean a fake limitation by console makers. Netcode isnt a special sauce that only consoles can make. They just decided to lock that out and take the choice away from you. For you young kids this is the America online internet service model all over again. It was stupid then and its stupid now the only diffrence is the people who used AOL finally woke up and realized they were being ripped off and the company went out of business.

MeliMel1139d ago

they did with xbox live before. 3 months was $19.99 before then it went up to $24.99. So you were better off just getting the yr.

MeliMel1139d ago (Edited 1139d ago )

Ok I guess the mention of xbl is issue. My bad, I meant, yeah it sucks that PSN is going up $5 ouch! I expect a price increase in NA as well. $17.99 for 3 months PSN is a steal IMO! Ok maybe not.

nucky641139d ago

since I buy the yearly sub, it wouldn't bother me as long as they only raise the quarterly price. even without the increase it's still much higher (per month) than the year subscription.
I don't understand why anyone would buy just 3 months at a time when the yearly rate averages out to be much cheaper per month.

geddesmond1139d ago

Yes its complete BS. I dont play online anymore so screw sony. They can keep PS Plus and there crappy free games

ShellB1139d ago

Thank goodness for the 2013 black friday deal at gamestop. $29 for a year.

magiciandude1139d ago

"This is beyond BS. Imagine them doing this in North America"

They will.

kevnb1138d ago (Edited 1138d ago )

Europe is just as important.

Azzanation1138d ago

Imagine if Xbox did this.. Everyone would rampage.

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Mr-Dude1139d ago

Thats why I always buy a year-subscripstion and only those who are on sale

nucky641139d ago

thankyou. after reading comments above, I was beginning to think I was the only one who understood this.

Mr-Dude1139d ago

Meh, it is common sense. Why the hell would you buy a monthly subscription?!
A little bit of research and you will find year-subs for (€34,99 to (€39,99) sometimes more, sometimes less.

That said, most of the people here use this article as ammo for the ongoing war...

nucky641139d ago

yea. here in the states, I just found a 1 year card on ebay for 32 dollars....... paying every 3 months would be over 80 dollars for a year.

Haru1139d ago

Sony is getting a little greedy

Spid3r61139d ago

Well they do have 90% Market share now its time to put it in without butter.

Mr-Dude1138d ago

-_-

buy a year sub.... Much cheaper

SaveFerris1139d ago

Any kind of price increase is unwelcome.

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