After alerting PlayStation Now beta testers of the service's new rental prices, Sony encourages feedback on the non-finalized prices.
Why people thought those were prices were final.Is beyond me??There's a reason it's still a beta.Now it's time to have your voice heard.
Logical response right their Vegeta: the prince of all saiyans you proclaimed title, and your feedback is more reasonable prices:)
whatever they do i don't really like to pay for each game. if i get this PS Now one day i want to pay a monthly fee that gives me "free" access to ALL games like Netflix.
What are you talking about? Seriously I never understand any of your comments!!
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law. Sony will take peoples feedback and make sure everyone on the Playstation Nation is happy. It may even make some Microsoft fans very angry as well. XoXoXo
Once again, you took an article about something that only related to a single topic and used convoluted logic to make an attack on something else. You can enjoy whatever system you want but why do you feel the need to draw a line in the sand and attack anyone who doesn't believe what you do? You tend to standout to me whenever I see articles because of how fanboyishly silly your words are. Down to one bubble now, huh? That's pretty telling isn't it.
put your hugs and kisses away you disgusting little troll.
"CLOSED" BETA at that...
I am in the beta but some games should obviously follow different prices. If a game normally costs $15.00 it should be a little cheaper to rent.
Me too and I can already tell that I'll never use the service unless there's a blanket subscription rate. And my max would be 20/mo$ Otherwise fail.
Or... Sony could just have made far more reasonable prices to start with. There is no one who would agree that this pricing structure is fair. what were they thinking, quick cash grab before they concede to user feedback... Every feedback being "ITS TOO BLOODY EXPENSIVE!". anyone who tries to defend this is either rich, stupid or both.
What do the geniuses find hard to grasp about the publisher/developers setting the prices...I'm tired of hearing Sony, Sony, Sony when they have literally ZERO input at the games pricing on PSN or PlayStation Now
IT MAKES SENSE, like in negotiations, to start the prices high in the beta. Obviously they know they're a bit ridiculous. But if you start high, then the feedback can all be taken into account, from the lowest to highest, people are willing to pay. They would get a whole range of valuable information and data that covers the whole spectrum of the service. You are silly if you can't see this. As always, don't judge things in the beta stage, judge the FINAL PRODUCT. They could also have a survey as well with a whole wide range of different pricing structures. You're silly if you think Sony will allow a service to go to the entire public with a pricing structure that that majority of people aren't happy with. It would be suicide.
@DashArrivals I agree. If they start too cheap imagine the outcry when they put the price up! Start as high as possible and decrease until the feedback concensus is that the service is good value. Then everyone ends up happy. Starting low would shoot themselves in the foot. No one ever released a console or service then realised it was so popular that they doubled the price...
to be honest, idk how there going to get any feedback with prices in place, yes they will get some but not enough to justify anything. i know once i heard prices were place and saw the prices, until they announce subscriptions im not interested in PS Now right now.
It shouldn't be surprising if they're trying to make more money, I just hope that more people work together until we all benefit in a way that's fair for everyone.
IMO all I want is $1.99 for a 1 day rental. Many games releases can be beat easily in 1 day.
Highest price i saw was 30 bucks for three months. If you do that with day 1 titles i think it would be a decent deal
Excuse me if i have this wrong. On Ps Now some games were being sold for 30 bucks for 3 months? Thats a rip off. I could go out and buy the latest PS4 game for £59, finish it after a week or 2 and sell it on facebook for an easy £40-45. Ill be waiting for a fair sub model instead
Are you meaning new PS4 games by day 1 titles? I don;t understand how renting one S3 game could cost well into double figures for 3 months when i could buy the game for less? Do what Netflix do - low cost subscription which when ultiplied by high subscription numbers provides your profit - £10 per month to rent anything and I'm in. I would assume nothing closer than one year old would get on the service so there's no new games for that price.
£10 a month would be great. £15 would be acceptable but £20 or more and I'd seriously consider not bothering.
They need to change them because they are awful and will stunt the potential growth of the service. They need a reasonably priced subscription model. I can see why they are expensive (if the developers and publishers are putting a say in it) but Sony needs to think about this. The investment will be a waste with these kind of prices (especially since this could do so well on TVs and phones but that market needs cheaper games)
The prices should be Free: 1 hour rental $2.99: 3 day rental $7.99: 14 day rental $14.99: 3 month rental
$15 for a 3 month rental is insane and unrealistic. After 3 months a lot of gamers move on so there isn't much incentive there for both Sony (business wise) and the publishers (for putting the content there). I think 7.99 for a week is still too cheap to work properly. They need 2/3 subscription based models (5,10,15 per month and it gives access to more games at once as you go up) Free: 30 minutes $2.99 for a 3 day deal $15 for a week No three month rentals *These prices vary based on age and popularity of the game
2.99 for 3 days & 15 for 7 days? ...erm... that price point doesn't make much sense to me...
Sorry I mean per day. Sony needs people to buy the longer periods and not short burst
Don't think they should offer anything for free as that is bound to get abused. 1 hour - $2 3 hours - $4 1 day - $10 1 week - $15
Are all of you guys crazy? Why would anyone pay $15 for a 1 week rental? $5 maybe. But $15? I might as well buy most games at that point.
i think if they really want to act like a rental service they to steal a page from blockbusters book on pricing. (yes i know blockbuster went bankrupt but there pricing on games were not that bad) 1.99 = 1 day 3.99 = 3 days 7.99 = 5 days = this was blockbuster price for renting games for 5 days the top two i just went off this price. and for subscriptions = 14.99 month for non ps plus members and maybe 12.99 for ps plus saving a few dollars or something of that nature. i dont see myself spending anymore than this or i might as well look into buying at gamestop, ebay, amazon. etc brand new or getting a used copy. if they brought some major ps1 and ps2 games, then yes i can justify pay a few more dollars for it, but for games on ps3 or as much as they cost, then no.
Aye look where blockbuster ended up hahaha, good pricing tho lad I'd pay that
Your close but a perfect world would be Free: 1 hour rental $2.99: 3 day rental $7.99: 14 day rental $14.99: 3 month rental $10.00: unlimited monthly subscription on a yearly plan.
Wow can't believe you got disagreed with. Although you should probably explain a little more clearly that 14 to 10 dollar thing. I get it though.
1.99 - 1 day 4.99 - 3 day 8.99 - 7 day 12.99 - 14 day The highest rental rate has the best discount which will encourage more people to rent games, such as RPGs that tend to be longer at the highest rate.
$15 for 1 year. =)
I don't understand why would you want to stream a game if there's a native version on the system....
Exactly. This isn't for people who own the ps4/ps3 per se. It's for the people that own Bravia Smart Tvs and such. PS Now is for Sony products. Not for PlayStation.
I suppose the logic would be an expanded version of having a digital collection. Like the digital > physical argument was usually that you had all (that were installed) your games right at your fingertips and it took away the need to swap / keep track of discs. With streaming, it goes a level further and ultimately removes the issue of having to download / install games and removes storage space from the equation with the added benefit of playing these games on the go / with the PS4. Now, we can get into the practicality / feasibility of these things, in which disc is always the best option, though different people want different things and if this is up someones ally, then good for them.
they should have made it so you bought the games on psn, then paid a weekly/monthly/yearly fee for a psnow sub for the ability to stream your bought games on your devices. not sure if thats doable for them, but its the only way i can see myself using the service
It would be really cool if any game purchased on psn wiuld be streamable on now including PS4 games do that and I will switch to all digital. I want PS4 games on my Vita and Ipad without streaming from my ps4
They are too dang high. There's your feedback.
Personally, now is of no interest at all. I prefer new games
"I prefer new games" Pffft, what a casual thing to say.
Have a set monthly price where you can stream x amount of games at once. After the 30 days, you can choose to pick different games or keep streaming what you have. Kinda like a gamefly/ps plus morph thingy.
I like that concept, just not the 30 day part. You should be able to pick a game, play it, "return" it, and then pick another one. I would gladly pay 20-30 dollars a month for something like that. It would have an edge over gamefly simply for being digital. It is borderline impossible to get new release games on gamefly, with digital it is a guarantee. I could see them putting a delay on new games so people wouldnt abuse this though
I agree. There needs to be an option somewhere along those lines. There is no way I would pay 30 bucks to rent an older game for 3 months when I can just buy it used.
I think they should do what Onlive was doing originally, where you purchased full games and had a library to call your own. The only difference is that you are streaming instead of downloading. I have to say that since this generation started, I've gone from #1 Sony fan to complete disappointment. I can't stand their new pricing model with the PS+ subscription, F2P (Pay 2 Win) games with micro-transactions, heavy dependence/reliance on Independent Developers, lack of quality AAA first party games especially on PS Vita. And now, we have a really unattractive pricing model for PS NOW, something that holds so much promise. It's the PewDiePie generation that is pumping all this stuff up with excitement. I just keep wondering what people are so excited for when it comes to these new consoles...I don't get it. I've really lost all love for console gaming, and I've almost lost all love for gaming in general. Most games over promise and under deliver, and they're rushed out to market with day-one DLC and micro-transactions...I am inclined to say that the video game market is ready for a crash, but I think that today's consumers fall for the hype too easily and too often, and they don't learn anything from their experiences. It would also seem that they demand to pay more for games by supporting DLC and console subscriptions. It's some kind of weird upside down economics that they must be learning in school these days....who knows.
Onlive went bankrupt because of that. It costs a lot of money to run servers 24/7 and then the bandwidth cost and maintenance. More money than a $60 game. That's unfortunately why their doing a crappy rental service.
You have to wonder though, if they had the back catalogue and publisher support that Sony has, would they not have stood a far better chance? I think Onlive's main problem was that nobody was using their service, and their game selection was very limited to THQ, 2K, Suare Enix and a few other small publishers. If you combined lack of users with the high costs of running the service as you mentioned, then it's a recipe for disaster as we've seen. I think Sony has the player base to make something like that work, where Onlive wasn't able to.
I agree with a lot of what your saying, these companies (Many of them, not just Sony) have become more about money grabs while reducing content or ways to make sure you can only play games on their terms and standards. I thought PSNow was going to offer a solution to backwards compatibility put instead it's just going to be an overly expensive rental service offering you last Gens greatest hits at such high prices that it would make more sense to just go buy a copy of the game. This is why I've been gravitating towards and have developed more respect for Nintendo. They don't do this kind of stuff, they have limited amounts of DLC with a decent amount being free, they've given us backwards compatibility, they aren't pushing micro transactions, there's no bullshot of their games at E3 and the online is free. It just seems to me everyone else is looking for ways to scam customers while the N just put out games and all I want is some games and some honesty.
It's too high fix it and add a subscription service done
I'd say pay 150 a year and play as much as you want to...
More marketable would be 9.99/month a la Music Unlimited. And I'd be only good with that if there were PS1/PS2 games, 200+ PS3 games, and some type of assurance that PS3 PSNow games with servers cut off will be reinstated (Motorstorm: PR, Resistance 2, MAG, etc). You're talking about ANOTHER subscription for SONY (Music Unlimited, PS+, PS Now), after all... :-/
PlayStation Now is still a work in progress. Everything from the prices to the service itself is still undergoing development. This is one of those things where people are gonna have to be patient with Sony, because even their not entirely sure the best direction for this service. But that's the beauty of innovation...The innovators learn from their fans.
Not knowing what direction you want your business to go in is kinda a sign that maybe you shouldn't have entered that market....
This would take off SO SO BIG if Sony would just offer a tiered pricing subscription model like Netflix with $20 being the highest model and $10 being the lowest. But bind the service behind PS+. Just my opinion and don't care to hear anyone else unless they are agreeing with me.
My advice: Scrap the whole game streaming idea. Personally, when they start putting new games on there and using it as DRM i'm done with Sony game consoles.
You can still buy the games as well. The rental service is optional.
For now. They have already hinted that in the future they want to put PS4 games on it. People said the same "it's optional" thing about DLC, and now you have companies blatantly cutting content just to sell as DLC, and even cutting the endings to be sold as DLC and other practices that in no way benefit the consumer. But I suppose i'll get a lot of disagrees from the people who get excited about hearing there will be DLC in games that are a year away.
Buy the game? For how long? I've already bought lots of games I already own all over again, and then again, and I'm not doing it anymore. THIS is why Sony and MS have dropped backwards compatibility, so they can just keep charging for the same stuff over and over and over. It's a combination of a money hole and DRM, it benefits them first and us hardly at all.
I thought this would be more something like Netflix(didnt they even say that at one point). Pay 20 or 30 dollars a month and get access to the entire ps now library would have been awesome. Just put a delay on brand new games on Now, then people wouldnt abuse it to get a new game for cheaper
"I thought this would be more something like Netflix(didnt they even say that at one point)." Originally it was explained as working two distinctly different ways. You could either pay a subscription price and get a selection of games for a period of time or you could rent one or two at a time. I don't think that concept has been drops just yet, since it's still in a Beta and they're still testing it, so it makes more sense they would keep it simple.
I would prefer. "Pick and play at will" system. As with the main service, the price is in the beta phase as well. Maybe there will be this option for a premium price
Here's the thing, the 1 days/1 weeks will always remain expensive cause most people do not have that sort of time to sit down and just play therefore most of the money will be wasted. What they need to do is make the rental actual play time. So 1 day is not just 1 day. It might take me a week or more to play 24 hours. 1 week could go on for a month or more and 1 month should be long enough to platinum most games.
They would never do that.
"What they need to do is make the rental actual play time." The issue with this is that it would probably make most spans of time pointless. You figure the average game is about 10 hours long, so even with HEAVY exploring, you could easily get your fill just paying for a 1 day (probably close to 3:4 games can be platinumed / 100%ed within 24 hours of in game play time) price and it would really just make the week+ option something that online MP fans would use. Also, another issue would be "having the meter running," which is basically something comes up and you end up wasting time by leaving the game on. While this would be 100% a user problem, I am sure many would be upset with it.
I think they should also allow yearly or monthly subscription prices. Depending on which one you can play 1-2 games for free or have a swap option. Where you can play through one and once you finish it, turn it in to get another one.
Crazy pricing, has to change.
The prices as they are currently are waaaay too high. Why would i pay that much to stream something at diminished quality when i could rent an actual game disc for the same price or less?
Who the hell would rent a game on a hourly basis? Doesn't really matter to me because I refuse to use this service but plenty of people will. If they don't price it comparable to gamefly then they will fail. Gamefly is like 9.00$ a month for 1 game as long as u want to keep it. Plus you don't need to worry about streaming issues. Inorder for this to succeed it needs to become the netflix of video games. Anything less will equal failure imo...
Regular prices are 1month1disc=15.99 1month2disc=22.99 1Month3Disc=29.99 1month4Disc=39.99 they also have gift certificates for 3months1disc at 25.99 or 3months2discs at 36.99