Some PS Plus subscribers are canceling their subscriptions
The recent price increase by Sony for PlayStation Plus has led to some subscribers canceling their memberships, with fans expressing their dissatisfa...
Many users state that they primarily play single-player games and do not utilize the features of PS Plus, which makes the subscription less appealing. Some fans also choose to purchase individual games during sales instead of paying for a subscription.
There is speculation that PS Plus subscriptions will be offered at current prices in the future, allowing those who are not willing to pay the new price to purchase the membership at that time.
Some PlayStation Plus subscribers have decided to cancel their memberships after Sony announced a significant price increase for all three tiers. PS Plus users can choose between three tiers, each category offering unique benefits and bonuses. While the Essential tier functions similarly to the previous PS Plus model, the Extra and Premium categories provide fans with access to hundreds of games at no additional cost.
Sony recently announced that the price for PlayStation Plus will be increased in all three tiers starting from September 6. The 12-month PS Plus Essential subscription will then cost $79.99 instead of $59.99, while the Extra and Premium tiers will be offered at prices of $134.99 and $159.99 respectively. Sony faced significant criticism for this price hike, and it appears that some fans have decided to cancel their PS Plus subscriptions due to the price change.
A Reddit user named Certified_human1 has posted an article highlighting the process of canceling a PS Plus subscription. It is quite simple, as players need to select the "Account Management" option in the settings menu of their consoles before following the steps to cancel their membership. This post was published shortly after the announcement of a price increase, and it appears that other fans are canceling their subscriptions to express their discontent.
Many users in the comments state that they have canceled their PlayStation Plus memberships due to the price increase. Some players mention that they didn't use the PS Plus features anyway and mainly play single-player titles. Some users are also discussing going back to playing single-player games instead of multiplayer titles that are hidden behind a subscription fee.
One user mentions that they wanted to downgrade to the Essential tier since they already have a large stack of games they want to play, but due to this increase, they will cancel the subscription altogether. The PlayStation Store has regular sales on games and DLCs, so some fans have decided to purchase the titles they want to play instead of paying for a subscription.
PS Plus subscriptions are offered at reduced prices several times a year, especially during the Black Friday and Days of Play sales events in June. Therefore, some players are also speculating that PS Plus subscriptions will be available at current prices the next time they are on sale. Overall, many players believe that the price increase is not justified, and some users hope that this change will be reversed if enough fans cancel their subscriptions.