Those of you that live in Chicago may want to scrunch up your eyes and cover your ears, because you’re about to get hit with a nine per cent tax charge on any PlayStation services you subscribe to. This – a part of the state’s controversial Amusement Tax initiative – will add additional cost to PlayStation Plus, PlayStation Now, PlayStation Music, and various PlayStation Video rentals.
As of now, the tax does not affect the sale of video games, so you’ll be able to freely purchase software from the PlayStation Store at no additional charge. The scheme is set to go into effect from 14th November, and will also hit other subscriptions like Netflix and Spotify, although some organisations are taking Chicago to court over it. For now, though, prepare to pay more.