PlayStation Plus subscription fees will increase starting on the 22nd September according to a post on the PlayStation Blog. On that date, new and existing subscribers will increase to $59.99 USD/ $69.99 CAD for twelve months, $24.99 USD/$29.99 CAD for three months and the monthly plan will change to $11.99 CAD in Canada, and remain $9.99 USD in the U.S.
PlayStation Plus strives to enrich your PlayStation experience through a world-class service built for our fans. This marks the first time that PS Plus membership prices will increase in the U.S. and Canada since the launch of the service in 2010. 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.
PlayStation owners unhappy with the subscription fee increase will have the option of cancelling their subscription, however doing so will remove all of the PlayStation Plus privileges. That includes the monthly games that are included in the subscription and online multiplayer game access. You can, of course, purchase PlayStation Plus pre-paid cards at the existing pricing before next month.
The increase in fees puts PlayStatuon Plus in line with Xbox Live Gold pricing.