Earlier in the week, it was reported that Sony had discounted PS Plus subscriptions in several regions such as the Middle East from August 1. What this means is, if you have a UAE or Oman account, you’d be saving $10 on a yearly subscription. The Mako Reactor got in touch with Sony to ask if this would be the case in other regions such as India. Turns out this isn’t the case.
“Various countries in Latin America and the Middle East will receive a price decrease due to market conditions,” a spokesperson for Sony said to The Mako Reactor via email. “This change enables us to continue providing an exceptional, world-class membership service built for our fans. PS Plus members continue to benefit from features such as online multiplayer, PS4 monthly games, 100GB of cloud storage for PS4 game saves and exclusive discounts on PlayStation Store – all at a compelling value.”
Two years ago, Sony increased the price of PlayStation Plus memberships in India.
In an email to PlayStation Plus subscribers Sony stated that the service will see a price change from 12:01am BST on August 31, 2017 (4:31am IST, August 31).
At the time, the nebulous “market conditions” term was also used as the reason for the price hike much like it has been used for the current price drop in certain regions.
“We are changing the pricing to reflect various market conditions while enabling us to continue providing exceptional value to our members. The price change is taking effect across the SIEE region and is not limited to India,” a spokesperson for Sony said.
Thankfully, there are more options to buy PS Plus subscriptions now via Amazon India and Games The Shop, both of which support local payment options more efficiently than Sony ever did.
PlayStation Plus India prices
- One year PlayStation Plus subscription is Rs. 4,439
- Three month PlayStation Plus subscription is Rs. 1,869
- One month PlayStation Plus subscription is Rs. 599