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PS Plus prices are going up from August 31

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It’s not enough to just own a video game console these days. There’s also the added cost of having games to play on it and having to pay for the pleasure of taking that action online. Sony usually covers the cost of having multiple servers per game with PlayStation Plus, a monthly subscription that gives players online access, free games and discounts on online titles.

A yearly subscription would usually run you around R749 for 365 days of access to the service. Or it will, until August 31 as PS Plus is about to become more expensive. Here’s the official mail, straight from the local source:

We will alter the price of a PlayStation®Plus membership at 00:01 BST on 31 August 2017. As you are an existing member, this means that all recurring subscription fees payable by you on or after 31 August 2017 will be charged at the new price. Up until 31 August 2017, you may purchase a PlayStation®Plus subscription at the current price, which will then be added (or “stacked on”) to your current membership period.
  • 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.

Ouch. In case you were thinking that this is a case of South Africa being shafted again, it’s not. It seems that prices are going up globally, with the UK also in line for an increase on the monthly subscription. If you’re needing to top up your account any time soon, it might be prudent to grab a renewal before August ends.

Last Updated: July 28, 2017


  1. If they keep giving us awesome free monthly games like Until Dawn and Just Cause 3, then I have no problem with this increase.


  2. Yusblind

    July 28, 2017 at 11:36

    F*** off Sony. You can’t just force us to pay you for online, give us cheap bad games every month and expect us to be okay with this utter ludicrousness. The whole idea of being forced to pay for online is complete BS in the first place.
    I’ll have to permanently switch to PC gaming at this rate.


    • BakedBagel

      July 28, 2017 at 11:40

      LOL They can force you to pay online.
      They can give you cheap bad games monthly.

      You signed the end user agreement.
      Sorry 🙂


  3. Ottokie

    July 28, 2017 at 12:00

    I’m still happy with the price I pay to play online on Steam.


    • HairyEwok

      July 28, 2017 at 12:02

      The low low price of YOUR SOUL!


      • Ottokie

        July 28, 2017 at 12:03

        Still a better rate than PS+ xD


  4. HvR

    July 28, 2017 at 14:12

    This is getting shafted.

    Last time they their 100% rate increase it was due to rand being weaker than the dollar for a long time and it was increased to R750. At the time the direct conversion from UK price to rand was about a R100 less.

    NOW they are grouping SA with UK/EU; which they have also not yet explained the increase for a further hike.

    PS – good luck getting an answer from PSSA. They can keep their ponies.


    • HvR

      July 28, 2017 at 14:15

      And I’m note even sure why we should be on price parity with UK/US/EU.

      We a region locked form a lot a content and there are no in country servers.


  5. Chuckles von Clausewitz III

    July 28, 2017 at 16:28

    SONY is doing a great job convincing me to return to Pc gaming. almost 1k randelas a year to play online… Screw that!


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