One and three month PlayStation Plus subscriptions set for price hike

Annual subscription remains the same, though.

Sony is set to charge more for its one and three month PlayStation Plus subscriptions in the UK.

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The annual subscription remains the same, however.

Currently, a one-month subscription costs £5.49, a three-month subscription costs £11.99, and an annual subscription costs £39.99.

Sony failed to reveal the new prices, but said they would be "in line with market conditions".

Here's Sony Computer Entertainment Europe's statement:

We are dedicated to bringing PlayStation Plus members the best possible service with the most compelling content. From 1st September 2015 we will be increasing the price of monthly and three month PlayStation Plus subscriptions in line with market conditions. We will continue to invest in PS Plus to ensure an unparalleled experience, featuring the best quality games and features.

PlayStation 4 users need a PlayStation Plus subscription to play friends online, use the Share Play feature, and gain access to cloud storage for game saves. Benefits include free games - over 60 a year - and exclusive discounts.

While PlayStation Plus offers great value when you consider the number of games Sony gives to subscribers, the PlayStation Network continues to suffer criticism for poor stability, slow download speeds and its paltry 1GB limit for cloud storage.

The new price changes suggest Sony is pushing its customers to commit to a year of PlayStation Plus with the annual subscription by increasing its value compared to its shorter-term subscriptions. A £39.99 12 month Plus subscription works out at £3.33 a month.

Microsoft's equivalent service, Xbox Live Gold, offers similar subscriptions, with slightly more expensive prices for the one and three month options: one month of Gold costs £5.99, three months cost £14.99 and 12 months cost £39.99. We suspect PlayStation Plus prices will be brought in-line with Xbox Live Gold.

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