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PlayStation Plus goes up in Price to Match Gold’s

Go to PlayStation’s YouTube channel and you will see what the community really thinks about PlayStation Plus.

Almost every monthly plus video (which shows only two of the plus games that are available but that’s beside the point) reaches up to 90% and as low as 25% on dislikes, because of the community’s dislike of the games that are coming out.

Sony tried voting for your favorite games, but it was all just indie games. Before the PS4 came out though, there were Triple-A games on plus for the PS3, PSP, and PS Vita. So what happened? Well, from the looks of this- money happened, or lack thereof.

Insufficient funds?

The PS4 is still a young console, and it’s pushing strong, but there’s just not enough being charged for plus to get big titles on the PS4. PS3 has been out for about 10 years and PlayStation Plus came out in 2010 at $50. It already had so many games to work with. Bigger ‘existing library’ games were getting cheaper, so it was easy for them to give us the games we wanted and the value was there. PS4? Not so much, especially for the average consumer.

Yakuza 5. One of the current freebies
Yakuza 5. One of the current freebies

With that, Sony basically said ‘fine we don’t want to do this but we had no choice’ – so they’re raising the price of PlayStation Plus. It’s now raised by $10 to match the price of and Xbox Gold membership. This will go into effect this September and will hopefully bring in more of the games gamers want.

Greatness awaits those who pay.

Here’s a list of the current slate of PS Plus games, if you haven’t picked them up already:

  • Tricky Towers, PS4
  • Rebel Galaxy, PS4
  • Yakuza 5, PS3
  • Retro/Grade, PS3
  • Patapon 3, PS Vita
  • Ultratron, PS Vita, PS3, PS4

About Dylan Lepore

Dylan is a writer, gamer, avid movie lover, and PlayStation extraordinaire. Currently, he attends Radford University in pursuit of a BS in Media Studies with a concentration in Journalism. When he’s not writing the next epic post (but you know he is), he plays games like Destiny, Uncharted, Wolfenstein/DOOM/Dishonored; long story short: If I played the game, I liked it; if I haven't played it, just remember that I'm in college.

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