Wccftech recently checked out the Black Desert expansion Land of the Morning Light and also joined a roundtable Q&A with a developer.
New pricing changes to PlayStation Plus 12-Month plans.
"starting September 6 we will be increasing the price for PlayStation Plus 12-month subscriptions globally across all benefit plans. This price adjustment will enable us to continue bringing high-quality games and value-added benefits to your PlayStation Plus subscription service." Here are the new prices for PlayStation Plus 12-month subscription plans. PlayStation Plus Essential 12-Month Subscription 79.99 USD | 71,99 Euro | 59.99 GBP | 6,800 Yen PlayStation Plus Extra 12-Month Subscription 134.99 USD | 125,99 Euro | 99.99 GBP | 11,700 Yen PlayStation Plus Premium 12-Month Subscription 159.99 USD | 151,99 Euro | 119.99 GBP | 13,900 Yen
Insane price hikes I guess they have to make their money back from the hardware price cuts from somewhere.
What hardware price cuts?
Guess I'll have to move to PC only gaming. This is getting ridiculous.
I wonder why MS raised their gamepass prices too. They didnt even give us a console price drop.
Big increases. Interesting they're only changing the annual not monthly. Still a lot cheaper than GamePass but the difference isn't as stark anymore...
Game Pass annual - $60 Base version of PS Plus - $80 "Still a lot cheaper than GamePass"?
@olmyserio You should double check your numbers on the Xbox side.
@olMyetslo: that's Game Pass Core, not Game Pass.
@Christopher No, its base gamepass when compared to PS Plus Essential. If we're talking about GamePass ultimate, then the fair comparison would be the top tier of PS Plus, which is now more expensive than Ultimate.
@olMyerslo Yes Plus is still way cheaper than Gamepass. Check the current pricing.
I was shocked so your saying that they didn’t change the monthly? That what plan I picked for PA Plus Premium.
This is the result of no real competition. Sony can increase their prices all they want because they know their gamers will pay those new prices. BTW, Sony fanboys were making fun of Microsoft's increased prices... I wonder how they feel now.
Well the competition (MS) is already way pricier, if that's what you mean by no competition. Sony obviously has competition so I don't know what you mean
We have no choice. Can't play games like Diablo IV without PS Plus. If it weren't for that and having to access saves in cloud storage I wouldn't even bother.
Gamepass in general is bad. In a future where subscription based service only exist the annual will need to be $300+ a year to keep triple A games relevant. It’s killing Triple A. Devs aren’t gonna make great games to sell gamers to pay premium when services are paying their dev cost just to make a quick profit. Disgusting.
We cool, we actually buy games and are not dependent on these services.
I’m pretty sure Microsoft is their competition 🙄
"Sony said for current 12-month subscribers, this price increase will not take effect until your next renewal date that occurs on or after November 6. However, any membership changes you make on or after September 6, such as upgrades, downgrades or buying additional time, will update your plan reflecting the new prices." Anyone who already has a 12mo plan that is not set to expire until after these dates can extend their time before the deadline for just $99. Mine expires next year in January but I can add another year to it if I buy by 9/5.
Rip off especially in a cost of living crisis how do Sony justify this.. giving us saints row one of the worse rated games haha
As a bit of Playstation fan since the PS1, Sony has been making questionable decisions for a while now. The PS4 the hit it put the park and smashed the last generation but as time goes on, it's starting to feel like the arrogant, "we're untouchable" Sony is coming back. I'll always favor Sony even if I own both consoles but I hope Xbox finally pulls its socks up and brings some competition again.
@KyRo "The PS4 the hit it put the park" I'm sorry but I got an aneurysm trying to understand you.
Disgusting. Seems like only yesterday that they just increased it and yet here we are again.
Yeah that's why I want Microsoft to do well even though I am a Sony guy.. it pains me to see Microsoft keep failing with there bad management and lack of innovation.. Sony are getting too confident and with absolute no competition they are starting to take the piss and its all about the money and not the games.. only GAAS bullshit
Sony serious? The prices are ridiculous.
Oof. Unfortunately the benchmark is set by Microsoft and Game Pass Ultimate still costs a lot more than PS+ Premium. $80/year is asking a lot to be able to play on-line. All on-line gaming should be free on both consoles. My current plan runs out in 2025 [Edit, 2026] so that’s when I’ll get hit.
That's a pretty large price increase there. Kind of hoping this tells people how expensive subscription gaming will be if it continues to centralize in such a manner. More Game More Costs.
It should also make people consider what can happen if subs weaken or eliminate other options. These increases would be less of an issue, and possibly something Sony wouldn't have attempted, if there was still the ability to play online without a subscription. They are leveraging the elimination of that option to implement these price increases.
Agreed, it feels like a market correction of sorts. But I really think they would have been better off dropping the quality of the essential games and leaving the price the same. That's gonna tick some people off
Well I'm not renewing anytime soon, holy crap! sucks that it literally JUST ran out yesterday. Actually been wanting to try all of these