Sony reported more than doubling the Playstation Plus award

Several readers probably put their coffee in their throats this morning, when they received an email from Sony where it was black and white that the price of PlayStation Plus would increase by well over 100 percent.

Sony reported more than doubling the Playstation Plus award
Sony reported more than doubling the PlayStation Plus award.


As of August 1, 2019, the prices for PlayStation Plus subscriptions in Norway will increase. This is due to market inflation.

12-month ongoing subscription to PlayStation Plus increases by NOK. 580.00
A 3-month current subscription to PlayStation Plus increases by NOK. 240.00
1-month running subscription to PlayStation Plus increases by NOK. 85.00 "
In that case, this would entail a sharp increase from the current prices of NOK 485, 205 and 65 respectively.

There has been a mistake
However, Sony Interactive Entertainment's Norwegian public relations adviser Silje Grønli can reassure Norwegian Playstation Plus customers.

- Unfortunately, there has been an error that we are working on. There has probably been something wrong with the translation of this email, and "with" should have been replaced by "to". We are working on sending out a new e-mail, she says to Tek.no.

Level up with Xbox Live Gold
Even though the wording of the e-mail was incorrect, PlayStation Plus users must, therefore, rely on the price increasing from 1 August.

The monthly subscription increases by about 30 percent
The 3-month subscription and the annual subscription both increase by about 20 percent
The price increase was, however, expected, considering that the main competitor Xbox Live Gold recently increased in price from NOK 499 to NOK 599 for an annual subscription and from NOK 159 to NOK 199 for three months.

Both of these services provide access to multiplayer online gaming, as well as providing access to discounts and some free games each month.

Microsoft Xbox price increase comes into force on August 7, but the monthly subscription will still cost $ 59, which for some reason causes three single months to cost less than a three-month subscription.

Sony, in turn, reports that all PlayStation Plus purchases for August 1 will be added to your current subscription period.