The subscription fees for PlayStation Plus are increasing in some of the service’s supported regions. PlayStation Plus will go up in price in South Africa, Ukraine, Russia, Turkey, and India. Sony has confirmed that the price increases are taking place, and it says they are the result of changing market conditions.
As you can see below, Sony India has already stated the price change on their website
“Currently, price adjustments are not being planned for PS Plus in the SCEA [North American] region.”
An email sent to South African users and seen by GameInformer showed an increase from R145 to R219 for a three month subscription, (a 51 per cent rise) and an increase from R489 to R749 for the annual subscription, a 53 per cent leap.
What was also concerning was the fact that the company gave less than 24 hours’ notice, with the price increase kicking in today, Sony said.
PlayStation Plus is required for PS4 users wanting to play online, but online gaming is free on Vita and PlayStation 3.