GGG argues that if Sony doesn't lower PS Now's rental pricing significantly before releasing it to the public that the service could be DOA.
people like to use the words "flop" "fail" "dead" without having any idea what the parameters are.
Parameters: Not being used by many people and not making a profit off the Gaikai purchase?
"if". The biggest word in any dictionary. Let's see the final roll out and pricing before we get the 21 gun salute ready journos.
@mrbojingles Gaikai is not just about PSNow, it is also the low latency streaming tech and software Sony wanted, it can be applied to any of their hardware and is used in PS4 to PSVita streaming. and and it can also be used for anything not just games. as for "Not being used by many people" the games are not bought in bulk by Sony, it's "pay when people buy" so little for them to lose and lots to gain. know your parameters people
"people like to use the words "flop" "fail" "dead" without having any idea what the parameters are." But gimmegimmegames.com know all about flops. Have you seen that site? My eyes are still burning and the writing is atrocious. @Maddens, They are hardly journalists. They are hitseeking, self promoting teenagers. PSNow is going to do great. These kids that have to beg nickles and dimes from their dads are making me laugh with these articles.
let's wait for the final prices and see what happens. i have nothing to say about these prices because Sony said that they were test prices, but what i am disappointed about is the fact that i have to pay per game and there is no subscription giving me a full access to the library. i want to see a netflix kind of subscription for the big users and gamers and the traditional "pay for the game you want" for casual users.
It will flop if, a) the prices are not competitive. b) the service runs poorly for a lot of people It will become a niche product much like Onlive if, a) not much game support b) no new games
I'm sure pricing will come down a little by the time of launch. The greater concern is input lag, especially for people with slow Internet connections and / or laggy TVs. Also a small selection of titles is an issue I'm sure will eventually be resolved.
ZZZZzzzz hav'nt ppl learnt with sony this gen, what we ask for we get,if the prices are to high we will tell them and they will drop
It makes my laugh all these doom articles regard PS Now. Sony have stated the pricing is not final and is wanting feedback from testers. There is also nothing stopping it reducing prices over the coming weeks or after the service has launched that is the beauty of there product there are no retailer mark ups etc.
I agree mostly with you, however ... Why would Sony release a beta of their streaming service with prices that no reasonable person would pay for? They should have either had really low prices and just a few test games or maybe even free game tests ; "Uncharted 3 Single Player is playable today via PS Now!" Next day, a new game The point of a beta is to let people test the shit out of it, just find anything wrong with it, before you officially release it. But these prices are scaring away people from testing it in the first place. One positive thing though. All these articles and videos online, Sony is bound to noctice them and reduce the prices for sure
I agree prices are a bit steep for the beta. Some of the games I could buy off amazon for the same price as the rental.
How would we even know? Sony can say 'PSNow has been a big success for us'... And not have to quantify the data at all. They could say 'We've had a million rentals'... And we have no idea what revenue that would actually generate for them. And of course... They can adjust the prices if they are not seeing the usage they want.
The prices are set by the "participating developers and publishers". I agree the prices are bad atm, but hopefully they see the feedback, and SONY can relay the info back to the publishers. 90 day rental imo, shouldn't be there. That's causing some prices to make no sense. Why would I pay to rent a game 90 days when I can buy the game to keep for less money? Hoping the publishers get some sense and understand it's better that allot of people rent their games cheap, than few people rent their games at a high cost.
psnow could be cheaper, but its prices are not that far away from gamestop. psnow price structure is ok. it now depends on what the demand for ps3 games will be on ps4 when the full version is available. also like to think what would class as success or fail. if i rented a title for 4 hours once a year. does that count as a sony success? on my ps3, i have yet to purchase a ps2 classic. so i doubt i would be buying much ps3 games in a years time when i am playing on my ps4. i mean the market for ps3 games would be so low, would people even want to bother with it in a years time?
I firmly believe the pricing is pretty fair. I'm no broke person or anything but they might need a little tweaking but overall, It's pretty fair. Lets say your getting the 90 day version of a game. You can sure as hell beat a game in 90 days.Platinum too. I think people expect too much out of the service to be completely honest. While I'd like the prices to be a little lower, they are perfectly fine given it's a rental service.i mean a week rental on most titles appears to be 7 to 10 dollars which in reality is about what a rental for a week ends up being in the current day and age. I think the prices are just average and I'm sure they will improve but people need to stop jumping to conclusions expecting the service to become the second coming of jesus christ or something you know? Anyway, thats my two cents on the matter.
Hey look, another article by someone riding the "FML the prices are too high" bandwagon.
The pricing is awful, but it is @beta stage, so things could change. Sony should charge $10 per month for 3 games per month, or have a 2 tier PS+ membership, with PS+ including 6 games per month access could theoretically charge users maybe $20 per month or $99 per year for unlimited access. Just an idea...but as it stands, it's way too expensive.
It's not hard: PS1/PS2 libraries in 1080p/60fps also $50/month unlimited-access sub fee Revived servers for multiplayer games in PS Now (Resistance 2, MAG, Motorstorm PR) It's all about VALUE. We'll pay for it SONY, just give us VALUE...
If not do a £90 pound psn+ so thats an extra £50 for ur online services band your all excess games on demand
Its been stated that the prices are test prices and can/will change since its still in beta. The point is, the fact that the pricing is in the beta in the first place means the current pricing is in consideration for the live version. I'm sure some will disagree with me on this point, but why would I rent some of these older games for practically the same price I could buy them? At least with a physical copy I can resell it and recoup some of the outlay to put it towards another game. The pricing will need to be a bit more aggressive, either through offering a subscription for access to a certain number/types of games per month (can play certain number of new releases, AAA, and unlimited 4+yr old games, for example), or lower prices across the board. I dont feel that the pricing is expensive per se, I just dont feel its justified considering the pricing of alternative avenues to playing/acquring these games.
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