Sony has today announced that it will be cutting the price of it’s video game subscription service PlayStation Now.
The new prices for PlayStation Now are as follows:
- 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))
Sony has said that these price cuts will be reflected in customers next billing cycle as they try to offer PS Now “at a more compelling price that is comparable to other entertainment streaming services on the market.”
Here in the UK the service will now cost £8.99, with an Xbox Game Pass sub being slightly cheaper at £7.99. It’s also worth noting that this change has happened right before the launch of Google Stadia next month, which will charge a now identical £8.99 for it’s monthly subscription.
The price slash is part of a revamp to the service that will see blockbuster titles God of War, Uncharted 4, Infamous: Second Son, and Grand Theft Auto 5 added to the service for a limited time. These four titles will be available to subscribers of the service from today, Tuesday 1st October 2019 until Thursday 2nd January 2020. Sony has promised to add new titles each month, again for limited periods:
“Each month, the service will add a new selection of marquee games that will be available for a limited period. The marquee content is on top of the existing offering of popular evergreen titles that are added to PS Now on a regular basis.” said PlayStation exec Grace Chen in a blog post today.
On top of the price cuts and marquee additions, Sony were keen to highlight how PS Now has “the largest game library of any console game subscription service, with more than 800* games available”. These include large selections of older games on PS2, PS3 and PS4 that you are now able to stream on the service.
Finally, we were treated to a new trailer for the service which you can check out below: