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Sony is pulling PS Now retail cards from U.K. retailers

A PlayStation spokesperson had nothing to say about a new tiered PS Plus service:
“Globally, we are moving from PlayStation Now gift cards to focus on our current cash denomination PlayStation gift cards, which can be redeemed for PlayStation Now.”

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Magog134d ago

It's being bundled into Playstation Plus as an optional tier. We already knew this.

sparky77134d ago

We don't know that for sure it's all rumours.

But this just makes it very likely that Playstation is about to announce its Game Pass equivalent.

SpineSaw134d ago

What would it have to be as you say a "Game Pass equivalent"?

gamer7804134d ago

Day one first party releases at that price would be fantastic coupled with bc for ps3 games I’d be in.

porkChop134d ago

No it isn't. PS Now is going away. Sony said they're launching a new service to compete with Game Pass. Bundling the two wouldn't be a new service.

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Activision134d ago

PS Now will never compete against Xbox Game Pass. I prefer Native PC Games, than streaming.

purple101134d ago

You can download I'f playing on a PS4/PS5 and stream if your playing on a phone / tablet / laptop just to let you know.

TheRealTedCruz134d ago

Only specific titles. The majority of legacy titles are stream only unless you have the original hardware.

JEECE134d ago

@TheRealTedCruz

So when you say "only specific titles" can be downloaded, you actually mean every PS4 and PS2 game available on the service, and when you say "the majority of legacy titles are stream only" you mean PS3 games.

I know you hate PlayStation but come on.

TheRealTedCruz134d ago (Edited 134d ago )

@jeece

Yeah yeah.
I know I know.

I hate Sony so much I've owned a PS2, PS3, PS4 Pro, and now a PS5.
Hate them so much I'm part of the minority that actually subscribed to Now.

I have no idea what I'm talking about, and just want to hate on them. It's not that I'm simply an outlier here that doesn't worship Playstation like some sort of God, and chooses to poke at those who do.

I probably put more money into Sony's pockets than half the people who pin me as a Playstation hater.

SpineSaw134d ago

@TheRealTedCruz
I own a Xbox from every Xbox generation to include the current gen and I have a current GamePass subscription but that doesn't mean I can`t have such a distain for Microsoft that it could be called hate and think the gaming world wound be much better off Microsoft would walk away from it.

badz149134d ago

@TheRealTedCruz

you do know that there are more downloadable games available on PSNow than on GP, right?

JEECE134d ago (Edited 134d ago )

@TheRealTedCruz

Notably you just talk nonsense about how you can't hate on a brand because you bought a few of their products, but you don't dispute that you wildly misrepresented PSNow. It's such a tired out play to misrepresent PSNow by pretending it's a primarily streaming service with a few downloads, when it's actually a download service with one section of titles that can only be streamed.

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SurgicalMenace134d ago

GP is nothing to have to "compete" with. The Sony community ACTUALLY pays for their games, good for the companies, and for the players. PS Now is an option NOT a lifeline for Sony.

Without GP, there's absolutely no value for XB. Their community is so cheap they don't want to support anything enough to not need GP.

thesoftware730134d ago

Surgical,
If Sony actually start a similar GP service or rebrand to "Compete' with GP you would have played yourself.

Some people might like the Xbox eco system better, the SX also offers features not on the PS5, like Dolby Vision and VRR(My T.V does both), Then its proven that a lot of their franchises have legs even if you don't like them, not to mention the system gets almost all the same 3rd party games as PS. MS also just added tons of new devs to make games so even more is coming. MS has done really well with the exception of the Xbox one sales wise. And then saying, if they didn't have gamepass they would be no value is SX is very subjective to gamers..do you feel the same way about Nintendo? Also calling people cheap is silly..people look for deals and bang for their bucks in every facet of life, even rich people.

On top of that, why is your comment not banned for trolling? Noting in it makes any sense and its direct trolling.

SurgicalMenace134d ago (Edited 134d ago )

Trolling? Hell, even with GP what is the value of an SX when nothing is using "all that power"? Oh, the "just wait, it's coming" argument is old. We've been hearing it since Sony overtook the 360 after a year head start.

I have an SX, and there is absolutely NO reason to have it. What's out now that solidifies its purchase? GP? It is full of XB1 games that can be played on an XB1.🤔

Nintendo isn't touting "THE MOST POWERFUL NEXT GEN SYSTEM," so we don't have to pretend that all this "power" is needed to play old games. Name one game that needs the SX to be played? I'll wait....

Oh, and I've got the best gaming equipment able to be purchased, too. I just need XB to give me a reason, on their side, to use it. PS is doing a bang-up job.

Crows90134d ago (Edited 134d ago )

About 80% of the library on psnow is downloadable. What is it with this misinformation regarding psnow?

The other huge catalog of stream only is only applicable to really really old titles and ps3 titles.

ALL ps4 titles are downloadable of which there is an equal library easily comparable to gamepass.
Put together with ps2 titles, psnow has a much larger library of quality titles than gamepass.

SurgicalMenace134d ago

Agreed. I have both and play far more on PS Now than GP.

Orchard134d ago

Sony have since given a statement on this, and confirmed it is accurate and is global:

“Globally, we are moving from PlayStation Now gift cards to focus on our current cash denomination PlayStation gift cards, which can be redeemed for PlayStation Now.”

Sayai jin134d ago

I forsee a rebranding and reconfiguration of PSNow and PS Plus.

rlow1134d ago

Cue in the Gamepass competitor.

Eonjay134d ago

People are so excited to see Sony compete with Microsoft as a way to legitimze what Microsoft is doing, but no one seems to ask is Sony should. Their games sell so much that it doesn't make sense for them to put fold them into a subscription. Between Horizen and God Of War, you are looking a 40 million lifetime sales from just those to games releasing this year. Why does Sony HAVE TO forgoe those profits jsut to validate what Microsoft is doing? They shouldn't

rlow1133d ago

I agree that their game sell well enough but I honestly believe they will come out with a direct competitor at some point. The PS2, best selling console of all time reached 150 million roughly. A game pass type service can surpass that because it not relying on one particular console being sold. It live across multiple devices, you just need to have it properly supplied with a variety of games. I wouldn’t be surprised in the least if we see something on that front. Just my take.

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