We’re fans of PlayStation Plus over here. At R489 for a year’s subscription, it’s really damn good value for money. That’s cheap when you think about it. Really, really cheap. Naturally, it’s time to increase the price on this service.
If you’re subscribed to PS Plus, you’ve most likely received the following email:
Due to various market conditions, the price of your PlayStation Plus subscription is going to rise slightly. On 01/10/2014 the price of a 12 month subscription will rise from ZAR489.00 to ZAR749.00.
If your PlayStation Plus account is set to renew automatically you don’t need to do anything. You won’t begin paying the new rate immediately on 01/10/2014; instead you will start paying the new price from your first renewal date after 01/10/2014.
F**king ouch. That’s more than a 50% increase, so someone at Sony clearly needs to use that extra subscription cash in order to buy a dictionary so that they can look up what the word “slightly” means. Of course, this isn’t the only bit of Sony pricing that is completely redonkulars. Just look at our local market for a comparison on game prices, which are anywhere from R50 to R150 more expensive than what’s available on the Xbox market.
At that price, PS Plus still is good for value for money. But that value has just depreciated for many a cash-strapped gamer.
Last Updated: September 30, 2014