PlayStation Plus Price Hikes Inbound For Asia, Europe Starting August 1st, 2019
PlayStation Plus Price Hike

Multiple gamers are reporting that PlayStation Plus will see a price hike later this year starting August 1st, 2019 in Asia and Europe. This includes Germany, Switzerland, France, China, Hong Kong Indonesia, Malysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Japan.

Various websites like Push Square are reporting that there will be a price hike for PlayStation Plus in a variety of regions starting August 1st for the one month, three month, and 12-month tier subscription packages.

The e-mail that Sony sent out to users was shared over on Reddit.

Moreover, the details on the price hike were actually rolled out over on PSN Profiles, where user Hanamaru Kunikida went through the painstaking details of showing what the old price points were and what the new price points will be for each tier in each region. You can check it out below.

China:

  • 1 Month Subscription: 29 Yuan → 39 Yuan
  • 3 Month Subscription: 69 Yuan → 99 Yuan
  • 12 Month Subscription: 209 Yuan → 239 Yuan

Hong Kong:

  • 1 Month Subscription: HK$38 → HK$48
  • 3 Month Subscription: HK$88 → HK$128
  • 12 Month Subscription: HK$268 → HK$308

Indonesia:

  • 1 Month Subscription: Rp 55,000 → Rp 89,000
  • 3 Month Subscription: Rp 123,000 → Rp 229,000
  • 12 Month Subscription: Rp 350,000 → Rp 559,000

Malaysia:

  • 1 Month Subscription: RM 21 → RM 29
  • 3 Month Subscription: RM 43 → RM 69
  • 12 Month Subscription: RM 129 → RM 159

Singapore:

  • 1 Month Subscription: SGD 6.9 → SGD 8.9
  • 3 Month Subscription: SGD 14.9 → SGD 21.9
  • 12 Month Subscription: SGD 43.9 → SGD 53.9

South Korea:

  • 1 Month Subscription: 6,300 Won → 7,500 Won
  • 3 Month Subscription: 15,500 Won → 18,800 Won
  • 12 Month Subscription: 1,800 Won → 44,900 Won

Taiwan:

  • 1 Month Subscription: NT$168 → NT$198
  • 3 Month Subscription: NT$388 → NT$488
  • 12 Month Subscription: NT$1,088 → NT$1,188

Thailand:

  • 1 Month Subscription: THB 170 → THB 210
  • 3 Month Subscription: THB 410 → THB 490
  • 12 Month Subscription: THB 1,130 → THB 1,190

France:

  • 1 Month Subscription: 8,99 €.
  • 3 Month Subscription: 24,99 €.
  • 12 Month Subscription: 59,99 €

Switzerland

  • 1 Month Subscription: 7.90 → 9.90 CHF
  • 3 Month Subscription: 24.90 → 27.90 CHF
  • 12 Month Subscription: 59.90 → 69.90 CHF

Sweden

  • 1 Month Subscription: 75.00 kr → 95.00 kr (up 26.6%)
  • 3 Month Subscription: 235.00 kr → 260.00 kr (up 10.6%)
  • 12 Month Subscription: 575.00 kr → 620.00 kr (up 7.8%)

Germany

  • 1 Month Subscription: 8,99 €.
  • 3 Month Subscription: 24,99 €.
  • 12 Month Subscription: 59,99 €.

While the American version of PlayStation Plus doesn’t appear to be on the chart (yet), usually if there’s a price increase in every other region there’s also a price hike that eventually hits the Americas.

As many users pointed out in the comment threads and on social media, it’s not just that Sony is increasing the price of PlayStation Plus, but it’s also the fact that they removed the free PS3 and PS Vita games from the monthly line-up of titles offered through the subscription service. So now you’re paying more and getting less.

That’s not to mention plenty of multiplayer games still rely on peer-to-peer network connections, so it’s not like every game has high-quality, dedicated servers or as if there’s even an option in most games for players to host their own custom dedicated servers like on PC, which is ironic since PC multiplayer gaming is free.

Anyway, expect to start paying more for PlayStation Plus starting this August. If you haven’t already received the notice, you’ll need to keep an eye out for an e-mail from Sony if you live in Europe or Asia.

(Thanks for the news tip Voice of Fanservice)

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