PlayStation Now Service Receives A Price Drop And Adds New Titles!
On October 1st, 2019, Sony announced that it was dropping its prices across the board for its PlayStation Now service. Effective immediately, their subscription prices dropped to $9.99 per month, $24.99 per quarter, and $59.99 per year (from $19.99, $44.99, and $99.99, respectively). They also announced that they would be adding a list of massively popular games to the service, for a limited amount of time. Games such as God of War (2018), Grand Theft Auto V, and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End are the first batch of games that will be available for three months after their induction to the service. Sony is looking to continue this trend each month, going forward.
For those unaware, PlayStation Now is a cloud based gaming service. Just like Netflix, customers are able to stream the library of content, rather than having to pay for each individual item. Unlike Netflix, PlayStation Now customers are able to download games and then play them, for more stable performance (this would be most beneficial for people with slower internet speeds).
The gaming subscription trend is catching on now with competitors such as: Xbox Game Pass, the newly launched Apple Arcade, and the upcoming Stadia service by Google. PlayStation Now has been in service the longest, but Microsoft and Apple have been the ones winning hearts, and Stadia is winning in the imagination department. All of these factors are seemingly why Sony has slashed their prices essentially in half and made the commitment to add better content.
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