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Sony increases the prices for its online subscription

Sony increases the prices for its online subscription

by GPaper StaffAugust 5, 2017
Anyone who has a Plus membership as a PlayStation player may play online and use certain games free of charge. Now Sony has decided to ask for the online subscription soon a little more.

If you want to compete with other players online with your PlayStation, you have to invest a little more in the future. In the form of an e-mail with the subject “The prices of PlayStation Plus change”, Sony Plus customers announce on Friday that a price increase for the online subscription is due on 31 August.

In the case of an annual billing, the price is, therefore, to rise from 49.99 euros to 59.99 euros per year, for one month, 7.99 euros instead of 6.99 euros so far. The price for a quarter of PlayStation Plus rises in the meantime from 19.99 euro on itself compared to the single month subscription unattractive 24.99 euro.

For Plus members who are automatically debited on or after August 31, the new price will be charged for the first time at this time: “You still have the option to buy a PlayStation Plus until 31 August 2017, Subscription to the current price, which is then added to (or attached to) your current membership. ”

If you do not want your subscription to be extended to the new price, you must deactivate the automatic renewal of your membership at least 48 hours before the first payment at the new price, writes Sony.

Important source of income

For Sony, the plus subscriptions are among the most important sources of income, here the company, like competitor Microsoft with its service Xbox Live Gold, regularly money. Unlike on a PC, the PlayStation can only be played online against other people if you have a Plus subscription.

 As a subscriber, you get a few times less exciting games, which can be used for free as long as the subscription runs. In August, these are, among others, “Just Cause 3”, “Assassin’s Creed: Freedom Cry” and “That’s you.”

Membership for PlayStation Plus is not only available directly from Sony, but also in the electronics market or at online retailers: your offers are often the cheaper compared to the prices Sony itself requires. To what extent Sony’s price increase also affects the prices of third-party suppliers, will be shown.

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