Can PlayStation Plus Members Afford The Price Hike?

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It seems that we are all paying a lot more for things lately. Sadly, this is especially true when it comes to consoles and games. Unfortunately, South African gamers will have to dig even deeper into their increasingly emptier wallets as Sony has announced a PlayStation Plus subscription increase starting from August 2017.

PlayStation Plus Memebers To Cough Up More Cash As Sony Announces A Price Hike

Sony announced that effective from 00:01 BST on 31 August 2017 the price for a PlayStation Plus subscription will increase as follows:

– Annually, the price will change from R 749.00 to R 899.00 per annum.
– Quarterly, the price will change from R 219.00 to R 349.00 per quarter.
– Monthly, the price will change from R 99.00 to R 109.00 per month.

Having a PlayStation Plus subscription gives players access to, among other benefits, PS Plus only discounts, multiplayer content and free games each month. While many consider that the subscription fee value for money, there are those that feel that the service has been sorely lacking lately, especially when it comes to the selection of free games on offer each month. Those that want to mitigate the increase should renew their subscriptions before the increase date, while there still is time.

What do you think? Is a PlayStation Plus subscription still worth your hard earned cash? Can you afford the price hike?

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16 Comments on "Can PlayStation Plus Members Afford The Price Hike?"

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Already paid for 3 more years before the price hike in Canada and save $60. I’m good until 2020

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They can take a hike. I’m not paying more. Such a scam. And why are digital games on there the same price as a physical copy btw?

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I mean the PS store.

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PS store digital prices get far more cheaper than gamestop over time. But day one, yea too expensive. I always wait for the price to go down before purchasing from PS store. Just got Tomb Raider 2 for 20 bucks. Gamestop has it for 45 pre owned and 60 new.

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lmao 9 rand extra?how am i going to afford that?

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Well I mean its an extra 150 if you buy yearly like me.

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i get that,i however game on school holidays and it doesn’t make sense for me to buy a quarterly or yearly subscription

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I wasn’t going to renew mine anyway, but this was the nail in the coffin

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If they want to play they will.

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I pay for a yearly sub so I’m good for now
It is a shit one though!

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No. To compete w Xbox they should let PS4 users game online for free. That would bring over so many new gamers. We bought the system, bought the games, let us play online for free.

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Yea but bigger fees means better progress…. money makes this world go round

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Unfortunately yes, its all about the $$$$. But offering free online play vs pay to play…what would gamers choose?

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They will pay whether they can afford it or not

Guest

Price is always going to go up for these types of services. Cost of maintaining and upgrades cost money.

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If they give us at least one decent AAA every month I don’t mind.

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