According to a sneakily updated post from much earlier in the month, it looks like the North American PlayStation Plus prices are about to get even steeper.
Starting just under a month from now on September 22nd, PlayStation Plus’ classic year subscription option will jump from $49.99 (USD/CAD) to $59.99 in the US and $69.99 in Canada, with the Canadian monthly subscription also jumping from $9.99 to $11.99.
According to the source of this information – a stealthy update posted on this month’s Plus announcement after the fact – this PlayStation Plus price-hike is due to “market conditions” and their goal of “providing exceptional value to our members.” On that note, we’d like to note that as of late the quality of PlayStation Plus benefits happen to be trending downward in a serious manner, so what are we really paying for? More money for less quality? Doesn’t sound like a plus to me.
Then again, they’ve got you hooked with all those PlayStation Plus titles you’ve tagged, so I suppose they’re pretty confident you’ll cough up the cash. What a bunch of suckers we are, huh? 🙁