Why PS Now’s Prices are the Nail in the Coffin for Sony

Although this was predicted way back in January, the fears have come to fruition. Sony’s PlayStation Now streaming service is in beta at the moment, and prices have just been announced: $5 to rent a game for 4 hours, $30 for 90 days. And that’s for a game from 2012! These prices are absurd, and this is the nail in the coffin for Sony, who are already having a pretty bad year. Here’s why.

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1670d ago Replies(13)
Majin-vegeta1670d ago (Edited 1670d ago )

I guess someone didnt get todays memo.*Coughtestpricescough*

colonel1791670d ago

They are test prices, but it's been reported that if you are in the BETA and want to try a game, you HAVE TO PAY those prices! That's ridiculous!

ginsunuva1669d ago

The BETA is not a game-beta where it's a semi-private testing zone.

It's the beta stage of release. The word beta has different uses in games and software services. Remember how Google Search said "Beta" under it for over a decade?

paidadvertiser1669d ago

Expect only 100 more articles like this, even after the final prices are set. Blog journalism is probably going to be the nail in the coffin for N4G.

maniacmayhem1670d ago

Sony is testing these prices out but as of right now that is not a good deal at all.

explicitbaron1670d ago

Prices will be high for a while until they get their subscriber base up and add more features and get more games on it.

BattleAxe1670d ago (Edited 1670d ago )

Then where's the incentive to sign up in the first place?

wsoutlaw871670d ago

to play older games you couldn't otherwise. Alot of people are veiwing these prices from the perspective of already owning a ps3 but that would be against the whole point of now. I also dont see in anyway how this could be a nail in the coffin. The vast majority of console buyers probably dont even know what the service is, so if it never takes off huge its not going to kill sony; thats just stupid.

Batnut001670d ago

Oh my god, would you people freakin' Relax? These prices are NOT FINAL!! If you have a problem with it, Sony is encouraging you to SPEAK UP!!

admiralvic1670d ago

You realize your statement is an oxymoron, right?

Sony wants people to speak up, thus articles like this are encouraged (it brings the issue to peoples attention and Sony can see just how displeased people are, similar to the DriveClub fiasco), yet you're discouraging them and telling people to relax...

F4sterTh4nFTL1670d ago (Edited 1670d ago )

Well said, people over here are too quick to defend Sony not realizing they are actually hurting themselves and also Sony by not telling Sony the truth about what would be more convenient for them and others like them.

Batnut001670d ago

You can't tell people to relax and have a calm discussion on why you hate this? I'm not discouraging anyone, but I've been seeing people freak the freak out all day and than we got this guy saying this is the final nail in Sony's coffin, which is ridiculous.

LeCreuset1670d ago (Edited 1670d ago )


You realize to relax and to speak out are not mutually exclusive, and thus not an "oxymoron," right?


You must have Sony gamers mixed up with some other camp. They're the first ones to jump on Twitter and directly hit up the company president about issues ranging from the light on the DS4 controller to their distaste for policies that restrict used games. I certainly wouldn't classify as overly defensive someone encouraging people to speak up, while rightfully criticizing an article talking about death nails and presenting misleading information about "announced" prices.

wsoutlaw871670d ago (Edited 1670d ago )

you dont know what an oxymoron is. oxymoron /= contradiction.

LordMaim1669d ago

It's not an oxymoron. Batnut00 is saying that Sony is encouraging you to speak up, but not in some random forum where it won't change anything. Sony wants you to speak up TO THEM, on their official forums where they have many many threads dedicated to this subject. That way they actually receive your feedback rather than starting internet flame wars.

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incredibleMULK1670d ago (Edited 1670d ago )

Bone headed move after boneheaded move. Good job sony. Mouthfart! This isn't going to get u out of bankruptcy, or recover that $160 billion you squandered. It's sad when Xbox has more exclusives than you do.

Rip Sony

buried in the plot next to wiiu and psp go.

dragon821670d ago

I think someone needs to go back and count the exclusives for each system again. I bet Sony had less exclusives last gen too huh?

kenshiro1001670d ago (Edited 1670d ago )

Hey, little one bubble warrior. No one cares about your delusional rant. Just like any other troll, you don't own a PS4 so stop it.

ramiuk11670d ago

lol wouldn't be room in cemetary since the beremoth xbone and its power brick have taken all the space up

vergilxx31669d ago

You trust Sony too much as I did with borderlands 2 for vita they have claimed it will run 30 fps on vita it runs like shit with 15 fps and with more games being released on system and I see a shit although the prices are not final they will not change or maybe by -10% Max