The GameFly Price Increase Affects All Tiers
Subscription price increases are inevitable in the world of entertainment services, and GameFly is no exception. The company recently announced that it will be raising its prices, following in the footsteps of platforms like Netflix.
According to a tweet by Wario64, GameFly’s support page reveals the new prices, which have already taken effect for new or lapsed subscribers and will be implemented in the September billing cycle for current subscribers. The standard one-game plan for existing members will now cost $17.95 per month, while the two-disc plan is priced at $25.95 per month. Previously, these plans were priced at $15.95 and $22.95 respectively.
The three-disc plan will now be offered at $32.95 per month, and the four-disc plan at $39.95 per month, both of which received a $3 increase. Additionally, the three-month one-game introductory plan has increased from $9 to $11.50, and the three-month two-game introductory plan has gone up from $14 to $16.50.
Although GameFly did not make a formal announcement on its Twitter account, the company did acknowledge that prices have not been raised since 2007, when fees were raised by $1 due to increased stamp costs. GameFly stated that this recent price adjustment is necessary in order to “update and expand” its services and expand its library of games and movies.
It is worth noting that GameFly’s 16-year span without a price increase is quite unusual in the media subscription service industry. Comparatively, Netflix has had four price increases since 2017, and Disney+ has already raised its prices since its launch in 2019. GameFly has primarily focused on offering more tiers, plans, and services rather than raising the price.