Last year, United States PlayStation users were upset when Sony increased their fees for their PlayStation Plus memberships. Well, it seems that European consumers are starting to feel that shock. Earlier on Friday, Twitter exploded with consumers explaining their surprise to see increase notices coming to them via e-mail.
Eurogamer confirmed the price increase. 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. No reason was given for the increase but when does a company truly need to explain a price increase.
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.
The price increases are similar to what happened in North America last year. Increases ranged anywhere from a dollar to ten dollars. When you consider that they have to maintain the network which allows you to game with other people and free games, it is a relatively small price to pay. However, there will be someone angry about something somewhere.