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PlayStation Plus subscription prices are going up in Europe

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Reminiscent of price hike for U.S. members last year

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Sony will be increasing the price of its PlayStation Plus membership for European consumers starting Aug. 31. A full-year membership for those in the United Kingdom will go from £39.99 to £49.99. For those in the European Union, the price will jump from €49.99 to €59.99.

The information comes via anecdotal reports on Twitter of an email sent by Sony this morning to all PS+ members in Europe. The email has since been

verified by Eurogamer. No reason for the price increase was given in the email, although it does echo an increase for members in the United States last year.

PlayStation Plus is required for online play and offers other benefits to members. Chief among them are free games, doled out each month and added to user’s libraries so long as their membership stays current. Last year Sony gave its PS+ members a total of $1,150 in free games.

Other pricing tiers will also see rate increases. Single months will go from £5.99 to £6.99 and from €6.99 to €7.99, while three-month plans will go from £14.99 to £19.99 and from €19.99 to €24.99.

Reddit user SiliconRain created a handy chart breaking down the increases for the United Kingdom.

PlayStation Plus price increases in the United Kingdom

Plan Old Cost New Cost Increase Increase % Old cost per day New cost per day
Plan Old Cost New Cost Increase Increase % Old cost per day New cost per day
Annual £39.99 £49.99 £10.00 25.00% £0.10956 £0.1370
Quarterly £14.99 £19.99 £5.00 33.40% £0.16427 £0.2191
Monthly £5.99 £6.99 £1.00 16.70% £0.19693 £0.2298

We’ve created a similar chart listing prices in Euros.

PlayStation Plus price increases for the EU

Plan Old Cost New Cost Increase Increase % Old cost per day New cost per day
Plan Old Cost New Cost Increase Increase % Old cost per day New cost per day
Annual €49.99 €59.99 €10.00 20.00% €0.1369 €0.1643
Quarterly €19.99 €24.99 €5.00 25.00% €0.2221 €0.2777
Monthly €6.99 €7.99 €1.00 14.31% €0.2330 €.2663

We’ve reached out to Sony for comment, and will update this article accordingly.

Update Aug. 1: Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe responded to Polygon with a statement regarding the price increases, but declined to go into specifics.

“We are changing the pricing to reflect various market conditions,” wrote an SIE representative, “while enabling us to continue providing exceptional value to our members.”