Sony’s PlayStation Now (PS Now) game streaming subscription service is getting a price drop. Starting from today, the monthly price has been lowered across all regions and new games are also being added to its library, which includes some of the console’s most acclaimed titles.
The subscription cost have been dropped to what Sony calls “compelling” prices “more comparable to other entertainment streaming services on the market.” These are as follows:
- US: $9.99 – monthly / $24.99 – quarterly / $59.99 – yearly (from $19.99/ $44.99/ $99.99)
- CAN: $12.99 – monthly / $34.99 – quarterly / $79.99 – yearly (from $19.99/ $44.99/ $99.99)
- EU: €9.99 – monthly / €24.99 – quarterly / €59.99 – yearly (from €14.99/ (N/A)/ €99.99)
- UK: £8.99 – monthly / £22.99 – quarterly / £49.99 – yearly (from £12.99 / (N/A) / £84.99)
- JP: ¥1,180 – monthly / ¥2,980 – quarterly / ¥6,980 yearly (from ¥2,500 / ¥5,900/ (N/A))
New games are being added to the service in batches, starting with four “marquee” titles that will be available for the next three months (until Jan. 2, 2020)
- God of War
- Grand Theft Auto V**
- inFAMOUS Second Son
- Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
“Each month, the service will add a new selection of marquee games that will be available for a limited period. The marquee content is on top of the existing offering of popular evergreen titles that are added to PS Now on a regular basis.”
Sony’s PS Now service has been around since 2014, but with the arrival of Xbox’s Project xCloud and Google’s Stadia cloud gaming services on the horizon, the competition is about to hot up.
NPD analyst Matt Piscatella commented on Twitter that “the battle for the next decade has begun,” after noting that today’s PS Now price drop will necessitate a 60% increase in users to maintain the same revenue as previous.
As a result, PS Now is being carefully restructured. Its library has been further bolstered in recent months to include more than 300 PS4 games, along with content from previous generation consoles. Today’s price drop and the debut of “marquee content” certainly makes it more appealing still.
Source: PS Blog