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PlayStation Plus Subscription Price Increasing

Virgil_Leads_YouVirgil_Leads_You Not on Any Podcast or AffliatedDon't Even Own a MikeRegistered User regular
Starting on September 22, 2016, Prices for PlayStation Plus memberships will change to $59.99 USD/ $69.99 CAD for twelve months

and $24.99 USD/$29.99 CAD for three months.
The monthly plan will change to $11.99 CAD in Canada, and remain $9.99 USD in the U.S.

If you are a current member, the new prices will take effect if your membership renews on or after this date.
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The new pricing reflects the current market conditions while enabling us to continue providing exceptional value to our members. As a member, you will continue to enjoy the benefits and features that enable shared experiences, such as online multiplayer, free games, and exclusive discounts. You will also continue to get exclusive benefits such as online game save storage and discounts across the PlayStation digital services.

If you do not wish to continue your subscription, please be sure to cancel it by turning off auto-renewal in your account settings before September 22, 2016.

Prior to the games provided by ps plus, I've had a strong appreciation of the free online multiplayer services on the ps3.
I became an early subscriber of playstation plus, fairly content paying for the excellent games on subscription.

It was a really great deal that provided a bunch of good games throughout the end of the ps3 lifecycle.
Though, I didn't support the newer restriction of multiplayer services into PS+ only.
I found the first year of ps plus on the PS4 to be an excellent deal for similar reasons.
I'm a bit at an impasse with the new price increase from $49.99 to $59.99, especially if they are not going to provide additional services.

Are you folk going to resub for another year?
I don't feel like I received, saved or played $50 bucks of value from the last year, so I'm hesitant to go forward.

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    I absolutely got 50 bucks worth of content, no question

    But then I play all the free games that interest me when I'm bored of games I bought, and I play online a heck of a lot.
    I don't like that online multi is for plus subs only but meh, I don't like that my phone and internet and gas costs money either but I need those things so I pay for them.

  • BillyIdleBillyIdle What does "katana" mean? It means "Japanese sword."Registered User regular
    edited August 2016
    I got a ton of of value from it, and honestly if you keep a keen eye on sales you will probably find a good price on a one year membership card.

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  • Virgil_Leads_YouVirgil_Leads_You Not on Any Podcast or Affliated Don't Even Own a MikeRegistered User regular
    I'm wondering how going without ps+ would affect most singleplayer experiences.
    Would something like Dark Souls essentially be played offline?
    I haven't really had a stretch of time without ps+ since the multiplayer services were floated in.

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  • -Tal-Tal Registered User regular
    Sony just shot themselves in the foot.

    I don't know how much the rest of you know about Japanese culture (I'm an expert), but honor and shame are huge parts of it. It's not like it is in America where you can become successful by being an ***hole. If you screw someone over in Japan, you bring shame to yourself, and the only way to get rid of that shame is repentance.

    What this means is the japanese public, after hearing about this, is not going to want to purchase a Playstation Plus subscription, nor will they purchase any of Sony's games. This is HUGE. You can laugh all you want, but Sony has alienated an entire market with this move.

    Sony, publicly apologize and lower the price of Playstation Plus or you can kiss your business goodbye.

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  • Virgil_Leads_YouVirgil_Leads_You Not on Any Podcast or Affliated Don't Even Own a MikeRegistered User regular
    edited August 2016
    God bless you -Tal

    Sometimes, I wonder if you pull bad comments from other sites,
    or if you, as I hope,
    invent them whole cloth- tailored to mirror the goofballs of our time.

    Virgil_Leads_You on
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  • -Tal-Tal Registered User regular
    God bless you -Tal

    Sometimes, I wonder if you pull bad comments from other sites,
    or if you, as I hope,
    invent them whole cloth- tailored to mirror the goofballs of our time.

    i'm a fraud

    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=11960243

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  • Virgil_Leads_YouVirgil_Leads_You Not on Any Podcast or Affliated Don't Even Own a MikeRegistered User regular
    Aw, I still love ya!

    Looking at this month's games

    Rebel Galaxy, PS4
    Yakuza 5, PS3

    these are both really good. But like most of the past year, they are games I've already purchased.
    It would probably be a better deal for me, if I was less of a playstation consumer.

    Might be a good deal for folk planning to get a VR headset eventually, but holding off from buying those games?

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  • The Hanged ManThe Hanged Man Once I ate a pizza so big, they gave me a prize. Then I threw up and they took it back.Registered User regular
    Yeah, I'll resubscribe. Just comparing how functional PSN is now compared to the wilderness years before, I'm happy to contribute to upkeep and maintenance. And $10 more a year won't break the bank for me.

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I haven't paid full price for a year if subscription in ages. The cards are constantly on sale.

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  • WhippyWhippy Moderator, Admin Emeritus Admin Emeritus
    edited August 2016
    Ten dollars is fine. I heard they were raising prices and was afraid itd hit $100 per year like Amazon prime cause that's about how much it'd have to be for me to think about not reupping every year

    Whippy on
  • I needed a gnome to post.I needed a gnome to post. Registered User regular
    ugh $20 more ain't nothing

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    Aw, I still love ya!

    Looking at this month's games

    Rebel Galaxy, PS4
    Yakuza 5, PS3

    these are both really good. But like most of the past year, they are games I've already purchased.
    It would probably be a better deal for me, if I was less of a playstation consumer.

    Might be a good deal for folk planning to get a VR headset eventually, but holding off from buying those games?

    Fuck
    I need to get the ps3 out of the box and get yakuza 5

    I play games on ps3 and ps4. My PSN is DouglasDanger.
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  • LockedOnTargetLockedOnTarget Registered User regular
    Canadians getting pretty screwed over here.

    Our dollar isn't great, but it isn't nearly so low that 10 bucks US is 20 over here.

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  • vagrant_windsvagrant_winds Brings a Magic Infused Gun to a Swordfight. Registered User regular
    Aw, I still love ya!

    Looking at this month's games

    Rebel Galaxy, PS4
    Yakuza 5, PS3

    these are both really good. But like most of the past year, they are games I've already purchased.
    It would probably be a better deal for me, if I was less of a playstation consumer.

    Might be a good deal for folk planning to get a VR headset eventually, but holding off from buying those games?

    Fuck
    I need to get the ps3 out of the box and get yakuza 5

    Just log onto the web store and purchase the free game.

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    Canadians getting pretty screwed over here.

    Our dollar isn't great, but it isn't nearly so low that 10 bucks US is 20 over here.

    59.99 US converted to 69.99 CAD is about right, though

  • UrielUriel Registered User regular
    I never have bought a subscription a year at a time.

  • crwthcrwth THAT'S IT Registered User regular
    i just ask for subscriptions as a birthday or xmas gift

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  • LuvTheMonkeyLuvTheMonkey High Sierra Serenade Registered User regular
    That's actually not terrible on the CAD front

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  • LockedOnTargetLockedOnTarget Registered User regular
    If you directly compare the new prices it's move favorable.

    But if you compare the price increase, it sucks.

  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    It's been worth it for me, even without the free games (which have been mostly bad, Gone Home and Rocket League aside)

    The PS Plus discounts and the multiplayer justify it for me

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  • I needed a gnome to post.I needed a gnome to post. Registered User regular
    10$ is not equivalent to $20, regardless of the final price. I don't see why you shouldn't expect a canadian user to feel shortchanged.

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  • LockedOnTargetLockedOnTarget Registered User regular
    It would probably feel less shitty if the increase happened over time. Like new games are 80 here now, but they didn't just jump from 60 to 80. Over the last couple years, as the dollar dropped, prices gradually went up.

    A sudden 20 dollar price hike is really dramatic and a big blow to the wallet.

  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    It would probably feel less shitty if the increase happened over time. Like new games are 80 here now, but they didn't just jump from 60 to 80. Over the last couple years, as the dollar dropped, prices gradually went up.

    A sudden 20 dollar price hike is really dramatic and a big blow to the wallet.

    It's $ canadian 20 a year though.

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  • I needed a gnome to post.I needed a gnome to post. Registered User regular
    It would probably feel less shitty if the increase happened over time. Like new games are 80 here now, but they didn't just jump from 60 to 80. Over the last couple years, as the dollar dropped, prices gradually went up.

    A sudden 20 dollar price hike is really dramatic and a big blow to the wallet.

    It's $ canadian 20 a year though.

    how much more do you think canadians are paid than americans to compensate for the dollar

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  • JavenJaven Registered User regular
    A bit weird that there's no grandfathering period for current members, and yeah them ultimately deciding "we're charging you more money because it means we get to make more money" is kind of iffy, but it's pretty standard operating procedure considering console hardware is just going to become more and more a medium for their online marketplace.

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  • JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    it would be cool though if they fixed the download speeds

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  • ShenShen Registered User regular
    I let my sub lapse a few months ago and won't be re-upping for a good while. I've only ever played a handful of the free games and the only game I've bought where multi was a big deal was The Taken King (Bloodborne disappointingly didn't have much in the way of multi).

    I've given away my PS3, barely play my Vita and the next games I plan on getting for the PS4 are Final Fantasy XV and Persona 5. I think it's probably still decent value though.

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    20 extra dollars a year is like 38 cents a week

    I play games on ps3 and ps4. My PSN is DouglasDanger.
  • rhylithrhylith Registered User regular
    Even if I only play online occasionally and only download a few things a year I'd still pay for psplus. I wouldn't want to be in a situation where I want to play online or stream or something and I'm unable.

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  • Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan Registered User regular
    They already go on sale a lot so I'm not too worried - but to be honest I thought it already was $60.

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  • KalTorakKalTorak Way up inside your butthole, Morty. WAAAAY up inside there.Registered User regular
    I like playing Overwatch, so I think I'm pretty much on the hook no matter what.

    But no complaints at this point.

  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    I would guess that ps plus is quite price inelastic at this point

    like they could jack the price up to $100 and it seems like a lot of PS users would pay it rather than switch all their multiplayer gaming to steam or xbox

  • ZythonZython Registered User regular
    Tube wrote: »

    I think part of the issue that currently, the price point was the only thing that made PS+ competitive with Xbox Live Gold. XBLG has offered better free games as of late, as well as making it so that said games don't require keeping a subscription to play. With this increase and no compensating factor, it's no contest.

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  • GatorGator An alligator in Scotland Registered User regular
    I wasn't paying PS Plus before, and I'm not going to start now

    But then again I AM a cheapskate

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  • Virgil_Leads_YouVirgil_Leads_You Not on Any Podcast or Affliated Don't Even Own a MikeRegistered User regular
    Zython wrote: »
    Tube wrote: »

    I think part of the issue that currently, the price point was the only thing that made PS+ competitive with Xbox Live Gold. XBLG has offered better free games as of late, as well as making it so that said games don't require keeping a subscription to play. With this increase and no compensating factor, it's no contest.

    Yeah, I think they've sold enough units that they don't feel the need to be as competitive.
    Especially with PS+ being relatively young, and this not being the first price increase.

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  • Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan Registered User regular
    As someone that rarely plays online games, I basically think of it like one of those "Lootcrate" "Humble Monthly Bundle" style things. For $5/month I'm getting 2 free random games that I may or may not like/need. I know I don't get to keep them after I stop subscribing, but I'm ok with it, it's kind of a fun game to see what they give me.

  • MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    I mean, back when they first announced they'd start charging for multiplayer on PS4, that was kind of the same reaction too

    Like okay, that's fine if you put some of that money into making sure your servers are not continuously a dumpster fire?

    Sadly that didn't really happen

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  • Beef AvengerBeef Avenger Registered User regular
    I was idly letting my subscription auto renew even though I haven't really used it in a long time. Getting the price increase notification gave me the motivation I needed to cancel that until there's something I actually want to use it for

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