Yesterday Sony announced, via the PlayStation Blog, that they would be raising the price of US PlayStation Plus memberships by $10 starting September 22. One year will cost $60, three months will be $25, and a month-by-month charge will remain unchanged at $10.
While this is the first increase since the PS Plus began in 2010 for PS3 and PSP users, it isn’t the first change to the system. Since then it has added PS4 and PS Vita support, increased the amount of games offered, and required a membership in order to play games online in 2013.
Canadian PS Plus prices are also going up, with a yearly subscription now costing $69.99 CAD, a 3-month membership $29.99 CAD and the monthly pass will also increase to $11.99. No announcement has been made regarding a price increase for European PS Plus members, but it seems likely that other regions will follow suit.
Current users can get Tricky Towers on PS4, Rebel Galaxy on PS4, Yakuza 5 on PS3, Patapon 3 on PS Vita, and Ultratron on PS3, PS4, and PS Vita for the remaining month of August.