PlayStation Now just became a much more tempting proposition. Sony's oft overlooked subscription service started out as a streaming platform for PlayStation 3 games, but last year, it added full PlayStation 4 title downloads to its arsenal, with new games being added monthly.
It's a pretty solid service, but for many, the pricing structure has always been a little steep. The big news today, then, is that subscription prices are being permanently slashed across the board. For example, it's going from $19.99 monthly to $9.99 in North America, which is a significant drop.
You can find the new pricing structure below (which applies starting today):
- 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))
What's more, highly rated "blockbuster" games will now be added to the service and rotated on a regular basis. Again, starting today, God of War, Grand Theft Auto V, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, and inFAMOUS: Second Son are all up for grabs, while additional blockbusters will be added monthly. As hinted, though, these titles will only be available for a limited time. The aforementioned first wave will leave PS Now in three months, on the 2nd January, 2020.
It's certainly an interesting restructure, and it makes it seem as though Sony is going to start pushing PS Now harder than ever. PlayStation Network vice president Grace Chen reckons these updates will take PS Now "to the next level".
What do you make of this? Is PS Now a more tempting proposition? Are you thinking of subscribing? Give it some thought in the comments section below.