Here’s how to beat the Australian PlayStation Plus price rise

Alex Kidman 28 July 2017 NEWS


Sony's putting the price of PlayStation Plus up at the end of August, but you can get around it if you act fast.

Sony has announced that the price that Australians pay for PlayStation Plus accounts in Australia will rise as of 901am AEST on 31 August 2017.

Specifically, if you want a monthly account, the price will go up from $9.95 to $10.95 per month, while the quarterly price will rise from $27.95 to $33.95 per quarter.

Annual PlayStation Plus subscriptions will jump from from $69.95 to $79.95. Which means that if you want value, you're better off getting the annual subscription, because it brings that monthly charge down to around $6.66 per month.

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However, if you're ready to act fast, there is another way to lower your PlayStation Plus price even further, and what's more, it's one that's 100% supported by Sony itself. Any subscription you take out before 9:01am AEST on 31 August 2017 will be charged at the older, lower price of $69.95, which works out to around $5.82 per month.

That's great if you haven't tasted the free games and online multiplayer that PlayStation Plus offers. It also applicable if you're already a subscriber. Take out a 12-month subscription at just $69.95, and it will be applied from whenever your current subscription is due to expire. Or as Sony's own email to existing PlayStation Plus subscribers puts it

"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."

It's also worth noting (and Sony makes this clear in the email to existing subscribers) that if you do nothing, your subscription will automatically renew at the newer, higher price when your subscription period expires.

Sony has already announced the August PlayStation Plus free games list, which includes explosive blockbuster hit Just Cause 3.

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