Sony is raising the cost of a PS Plus subscription in select regions including South Africa, Ukraine, Russia, Turkey and India.
Multiple IGN readers tipped us off to the move, which Sony has since confirmed, citing "market conditions" while promising "currently, price adjustments are not being planned for PS Plus in the SCEA [North American] region." We've reached out to the company to determine if we should expect similar hikes in the UK or anywhere else in Europe and will update when we know more.
Particularly worrying is the fact that South African subscribers were given just 24 hours notice of the change, after which the cost of a three-month subscription jumped 51 percent from R145 to R219 ($12.88 to $19.46), with a year-long subscription rising 53 percent from R489 to R749 ($43.45 to $66.55). Hopefully more notice will be given should a similar move happen elsewhere.