PlayStationannounced recently that it would be increasing the price of a 12-month subscription on all three of its PlayStation Plus subscription tiers globally, with Aussie subscribers set to pay significantly more for a yearly subscription as of September 6th. That time has now arrived, with the changes rolling over across the last day or so and now in full effect.
If you’re already locked into any length of membership, PlayStation says you won’t see an increase until the later of either November 6th or whenever your current subscription expires.
The new pricing for Australia is as follows:
PlayStation Plus Price Increase Australia
PlayStation Plus Essential 12-Month Subscription
$95.95 AUD (was $79.95 AUD)
PlayStation Plus Extra 12-Month Subscription
$169.95 AUD (was $134.95 AUD)
PlayStation Plus Deluxe 12-Month Subscription
$196.95 AUD (was $154.95 AUD)
It’s also worth pointing out that 1-month and 3-month subscriptions remain the same as ever, and PlayStation has noted that these new rates still represent a discount over paying for a 1-month or 3-month subscription at the existing prices.
Adam Michel, SIE’s director of content acquisition and operations, has said that the increases will enable PlayStation to “continue bringing high-quality games and value-added benefits to your PlayStation Plus subscription service.”
As for what you’re paying extra for right now, this month’s PlayStation Plus Essential games are Saints Row, Black Desert – Traveler Edition and Generation Zero, and they’re available to add to your library and play right now.