PlayStation Plus Subscriptions Have Tripled

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Thanks to the PS4's necessary PS Plus fee to play online, memberships have tripled since the launch of the new console.

In an event for the PS Vita Slim, IGN noted that Sony UK's Fergal Gara mentioned the boost during the unveiling of the new handheld rendition and attributes the newfound success largely in part to the mandatory membership fee. 

Generally, when a fee is required to play games online, a massive spike like this is a no brainer. Luckily, it doesn't seem as bad considering the terrific value members receive upon signup like this month's free games.