PlayStation Plus is about to get pricier in Canada

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The cost of PlayStation Plus, Sony’s paid PlayStation Network online gaming service, will increase next month, the company announced today.

Starting on September 22nd, the cost of a 12 month PlayStation Plus membership will increase to $69.99, up from its current $49.99 price. The three-month membership, meanwhile, will increase to $29.99, up from its current $17.99 price point. On a per month basis, PlayStation Plus will cost $11.99 moving forward.

Current members will be forced to pay the new fees when they renew their subscription on or after September 22. According to Sony, this is the first time the company has raised the price of PlayStation Plus since it introduced the service back in 2010.

The company did not provide much in the way of explanation for the increase, other than stating, “The new pricing reflects the current market conditions while enabling us to continue providing exceptional value to our members.”

If there’s any consolidation for Canadian consumers, it’s that Sony is raising the price of PlayStation Plus in the U.S., as well.

PlayStation Plus allows PlayStation consoles owners access to online multiplayer, exclusive store discounts and a number of free games each month.

[source]PlayStation Blog[/source]