I just got the same mail in the UK and was wondering if there was a thread...
Your PlayStation®Plus renewal price is due to increase
The price of your PlayStation Plus subscription is going to increase. On 01/09/2015 the price of a 3 month subscription will rise from £11.99 to £14.99. The price of an annual subscription will remain the same.
If your PlayStation Plus account is set to renew automatically you dont need to do anything. You wont begin paying the new rate immediately on 01/09/2015; instead you will start paying the new price from your first renewal date after 01/09/2015.
You can find instructions on how to check your renewal date, how to manage automatic wallet funding and how to add/delete a credit or debit card in the links below.
Check your renewal date
Manage automatic wallet funding
Add or delete a credit or debit card
If you'd like to cancel automatic renewal, follow the link below, click on the subscription you want to cancel and choose "cancel automatic renewal." You will retain your membership benefits until the end of the current billing period.
I don't use or like +, so I buy a sub when a game dictates I must. For Bloodborne, I did. Nothing else so far. Paying for online is something I'll never ever accept and as such I keep it strictly to what is necessary.
I live in the UK but my account is Portuguese and I always renew for a 3 months period, paying 13.49 euros.
It's funny because in the store, depending on which section I go to to renew the subscription I can either pay 14.99 or 13.49 euros for a 3 months subscription. Obviously I always go for the 13.49. Oversight on their part?
I use my PS4 almost exclusively as my Destiny machine, and as such the PS+ membership is basically my Destiny membership. Due to this, I prefer getting the 3M sub because I tend to take breaks from Destiny when I get bored (due to lack of meaningful content) and a 12M sub would just be wasted for months at a time.
I've been a subscriber since 2011. In that time, I watched it develop from average games every month to an excellent service on PS3, before they decided to paywall multiplayer and apparently direct none of the Plus profits towards a decent PSN on PS4.
A £36 rise per year for a long-term loyal customer is a kick in the teeth to be honest, especially considering how frequently it's been down in the past year or so.