Sony offers PlayStation Plus discount just days before upcoming price hike

Sony has announced a new offer that will save PS4 owners money on a PlayStation Plus subscription, just days before a controversial price hike goes live.

Later this month, Sony plans to increase the price of PlayStation Plus memberships for players on all payment plans – monthly, quarterly, and annually. There was plenty of backlash after the original announcements, so the company is now looking to sweeten up its user-base with a new deal on the service.

If you buy PlayStation Plus right now, you’ll be able to get 15 months of membership for the usual price of a 12-month subscription. That means you’ll be getting an additional three months of PS Plus membership for the standard £39.99 annual fee.

For the unaware, PlayStation Plus is a paid-for service that gives PlayStation network users access to premium features, including early access to upcoming games, beta trials, and regular store discounts.

Sony’s new offer is available to all users – including current PlayStation Plus members, who can stack the membership – and will be live until 10am (BST) on Tuesday, August 29. It’s worth noting, however, that this offer is only good if you purchase it from the official PlayStation Store – it won’t work when bought via a third-party retailer.

The offer will end just two days before the infamous PlayStation Plus price rise goes live, at which point the following prices tiers will be enforced:

  • Annual – Old: £39.99 | New: £49.99
  • Quarterly – Old: £14.99 | New: £19.99
  • Monthly – Old: £5.99 | New £6.99

So if you’re looking to circumvent the price rise, it may be worth bagging an annual membership with this new offer and stacking it onto your existing membership.

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