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PlayStation Now's Pricing And Packaging Similar To Netflix

Sony's new streaming PlayStation Now service was recently announced during the CES event in Las Vegas.

However, we don't have exact pricing details just yet, so it's a common question to hear from gamers: "How much will this cost me?" Sony doesn't have a number but in a new PlayStation Access video (see it below), we find out that prospective subscribers should suspect Netflix-like membership packages.

Obviously, it seems a PS Now subscription will be an additional fee atop PlayStation Plus, which is required to play games online. For the record, Netflix currently charges $8/month, which lets users stream video content to two screens at once. If you fork over $12/month, you can stream to four screens simultaneously, but Sony hasn't confirmed if PS Now will let you stream to multiple screens.

Sony further adds that streamed games you play via Now will be "fully featured." So, you can save your game, earn Trophies and play multiplayer online; essentially, you should be able to do everything you'd do with the disc-based version of the game. Look for the beta on PS3 later this month; the service is slated to roll out some time this summer.

Tags: playstation now, ps now, playstation streaming service

1/9/2014 11:08:28 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (87 posts)

ethird1
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 11:20:02 AM
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8 dollars a month plus 50 dollars a year for the right to buy games from Sony AND to play games online. Let us not forget it costs us 50 bucks a month to get online!

No thanks Sony.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 11:44:49 AM

For the record, you don't only pay $50/year "for the right to buy games from Sony." A, they're not only from Sony, and B, it's mostly for multiplayer.

And you also don't pay Sony $50/month to go online. That's your Internet provider...which is not Sony.

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godsman
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 1:13:01 PM

I can see his points though, lets say he buys a game like FFXIV that requires a subscription on top of that just to play the game. Its really turns down potential gamers

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firesoul453
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 9:39:27 PM

You don't need ps+ to get playstation now. You dont need ps+ to buy digital games either.

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SaiyanSempai
Friday, January 10, 2014 @ 1:01:09 AM

It's another service, like Music Unlimited, Videos Unlimited, PS Plus...These are all separate and like other services like Netflix and Hulu, completely up to you whether you find the services worth the cost to you.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 11:23:13 AM
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This is where I draw the line. I already own my games so they can shove this up their ass.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 2:29:48 PM

Edit: They can shove this up their ass IF it is the only way to play my PS1 and PS2 classics.

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Temjin001
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 5:21:58 PM

why you grump faced man today?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 7:43:40 PM

I be passionate about proper policies as we enter this terrifying digital age.

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Jawknee
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 11:44:19 AM
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Yea not sold on this. I'd rather own these games outright. Like I already do. Not comfortable forking over money for games that may disappear at the whim of the company. Plus I can't loan them to my friends. No thanks. I'll stick with discs.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 11:46:26 AM

I agree. But it's the exact same thing as any other streaming service (like Netflix), is it not? Digital renting is pretty much the same everywhere; i.e., pay for something you never actually see or touch.

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Jawknee
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 11:55:27 AM

True. Besides seeing more value in owning the discs, I'm not sold on the whole idea of streaming games over the Internet. I already have enough latency problems with Netflix due to my spotty ISP. :)

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Cesar_ser_4
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 11:59:57 AM

Ben, you of all people should know that renting a game digitally is nowhere near the same as renting a movie or a tv show.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 12:02:43 PM

Me of all people? Why? And what IS the difference?

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pavlovic
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 12:03:00 PM

Why is that Cesar?

It is pretty much the same. As it is renting them physicall

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slow and smart
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 12:07:01 PM

yep,streaming in general isn't cool,i want to own my games,but that's my point of view.As an extra it will be ok for some but
i fear that the casuals will stream/rent games [and so ruin it for the rest] so that sony and ms will go digitally-only in the future after some years.



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Jawknee
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 12:19:17 PM

I worry about that too slow and smart. I'm already having a tough time finding Bluray movies that I want. It started with CDs, now movies and soon games. Not happy about this trend. Not.At.All. It takes buying power and ownership of these items away from the consumer.

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Temjin001
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 1:02:42 PM

Ben, it was ceasar's effort to throw dirt at your face, but instead he missed and it went past your shoulder.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 2:22:57 PM

The only difference in renting that I can see is you play a game in more sitting sessions and there's less sense in watching a movie more than once or twice. At least a game is a little different every time and you won't remember every detail after a single playthrough.

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Jed
Friday, January 10, 2014 @ 11:51:06 PM

I like owning physical games as well but this would be good to check out games before you buy them. It's faster than gamefly. I just don't know how well it would work with my current internet connection. That could be a problem for a lot of people.

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Cesar_ser_4
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 11:54:29 AM
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I knew it, I freaking knew Sony would make us pay again for games we already own.

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Troy Powers
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 12:05:27 PM

How is this paying for games you already own? You're paying for access to an entire library of games, some of which you may already own. I can't call Netflix and say, "Hey, I already own some of the movies you're streaming, so you should knock 5 cents per month off of my bill."

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Jawknee
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 12:23:04 PM

They're not making you do anything. You don't have to sign up if you don't want too. Just keep the games you already own.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 2:25:51 PM

He's saying that if he bought a game off the network he is forced to pay for it again to play it on PS4. Since PS4 uses the PSN from which we already bought our games it's a bit of a face slap to say we can't use those games anymore with new hardware using the same PSN.

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Mdash0009
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 8:20:12 PM

@World Then why not just keep the game you own and play it on its own system? You aren't forced to play it on a PS4.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 9:23:33 PM

I buy new stuff so that it can accommodate my needs, not so I have to keep going back to the old stuff forever.

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SaiyanSempai
Friday, January 10, 2014 @ 1:06:35 AM

This PS Now service will also be on TVs, smartphones, and tablets, so who cares if you have the disc if you can't jam it into the micro USB slot to play it.

It's a service that gives you access to a library of games, and sure, some of which you may already own. So what?

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pavlovic
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 12:00:53 PM
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Sony is not making you pay again.

Not everyone has all the games, new player will have tha oportunity to play some old classics they don't have.

I know a lot of people that jump into videogames with the 360 and/or PS3.

I pretty sure I won't have a sucription, because the old games I keep in my collection are the ones I may play again, and have my PS2 and Ps3 for that.

If I find a rare game (something like Tecmo's Deception with trophies) I'm sure I will be renting/buying even I have the original disc.

Let's not forget PSNow is an OPTION and not mandatory, so us will CHOOSE to pay for it or not.

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Jawknee
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 12:23:58 PM
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I was hoping this was a video streaming service when I first heard of this. I'd cancel Netflix in a heartbeat if Sony offered a better alternative.

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PoopsMcGee
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 12:41:20 PM

I believe they announced that this is that as well. Even with exclusive shows (some live broadcast) and such.

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SaiyanSempai
Friday, January 10, 2014 @ 1:10:14 AM

Sony already has a video streaming service - Video Unlimited.

For the record, they also have a music streaming service, and soon they have a games streaming service.

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DarthCedo
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 12:39:56 PM
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If you purchased a game for PS3 on disc you should not get it free on Playstation Now.
The PS3 game you purchased was purchased to play on PS3 not a Vita or PS4.
Don't pointlessly complain about stuff not being free.

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Temjin001
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 5:05:57 PM

I gave you a thumb up.

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CrusaderForever
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 5:48:50 PM

Well said!

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Jed
Friday, January 10, 2014 @ 11:59:20 PM

I can't figure out why people are having sucha hard time understanding that.

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telly
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 12:51:36 PM
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I'm so interested in the potential of this service -- but I have to admit, a monthly fee to rent games just feels wrong to me. Here's the big difference between PS Now and, say, Netflix -- while you may want to watch a movie or show a few times if you really like it, you generally don't "live" with a movie the same way you do a game. Personalized stats, items collected, hours played, custom characters created, bosses beaten... there's such a highly personalized RECORD of everything you do in a game. That's the huge appeal of owning a game as opposed to renting it, in my opinion -- it's a log of everything you did. And even if you don't touch it for ten years that progress remains in place.

If you lose access to the game -- you need to cancel your subscription, or like Netflix the game's license runs out, whatever -- you would then lose this highly personalized account of what you did, of the game world YOU inhabited. Netflix loses a movie? You can rent it anywhere, buy it on blu ray, etc. But a lost game/game save means YOUR experience with it is gone. The prospect of that makes me sad.

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matt99
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 1:33:03 PM

I don't see why losing the game on PSNOW would mean losing your stats, saves, etc. All of that is saved independently from the game. I would imagine it would be the same as renting a physical disc and then deciding to buy the game after because you really liked it, the disc you buy is not the same as the one you rented but all of your saves, stats, etc. will still be there.

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telly
Friday, January 10, 2014 @ 11:06:08 AM

very good point, Matt.

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Temjin001
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 12:57:35 PM
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so does it require PS+?
that doesn't make sense to me, especially considering this is a service also being marketed to Bravia smart TV owners. Why the heck would Sony even think about requiring PS+ to those users?

anyway, I'm up for trying this out. It'd give me a reason to box away my OnLive console for life =p
no really, I do have one.

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Temjin001
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 1:00:14 PM

if anything, I'd imagine being a PS+ subscriber would mean for a discounted PS Now monthly rate.

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ethird1
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 1:31:40 PM
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Hey guys! Guys! Wanna guess how many free games(and quality) we get with the PS Now coming?

.....................

Yeah.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 2:23:21 PM

The release schedule is the same.

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FatherSun
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 10:22:38 PM

You have convinced me. I am going to call Kaz and tell him to scrap the whole thing. PlayStation Now!!!? What were they thinking? You have singlehandedly dismantled Sony's plans. Good work!

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Knightzane
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 1:38:11 PM
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Sounds good. Don't plan on getting it but I know there's a market for the people who enjoy these services more than anything else, so good on Sony for matching up to it. Netflix is used by a ton of people, so why not make a video game version of that? It makes a ton of sense. I do think people should get off their lazy bums and go out and rent a movie physically but that requires doing something, so Netflix is the better option i guess.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 2:27:58 PM

All the rental stores are gone man.

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Cole
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 1:38:57 PM
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No thanks. I like owning my games and besides, streaming content kills my bandwidth faster than anything else.

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Jawknee
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 1:43:25 PM

AAAAH yes! I forgot about caps. I get 350gb a month which sounds like a lot but with a full household and serveral devices using the same connection. I come close to maxing out just about every month.

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Cole
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 3:05:33 PM

350Gb?! Bugger... I've only got 10..

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Jawknee
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 3:54:20 PM

10gbs a month? That's sounds way too small. Who is your provider?

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Cole
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 11:13:52 PM

Oh, I'm not in the US, mate. I take it you are? Where I live you only have two options as far as data bundles are concerned. Capped packages range from 2 to 20 gb per month. Alternatively you can go with uncapped but this is quite expensive. It starts at 55$ per month and increases based on the connection speed you choose. So yeah.. thems the breaks when you don't live in a first world country.

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Jawknee
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 11:22:45 PM

$55 per month Unlimited data is actually not that bad. I pay $80 a month for 350gb a month. Granted the speeds can exceed 35mbps on a good day. I'm supposed to get "upto" 50mbps but that never happens. And it's the only cable provider in my area so I'm stuck paying that much. :(

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SaiyanSempai
Friday, January 10, 2014 @ 1:14:10 AM

Yeah, I have 350 GB a month also. Problem is, I can go through that in a week (and have).

Help me Google Fiber-canobi...you're my only hope.

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Beamboom
Friday, January 10, 2014 @ 3:57:33 AM

$80 a month for a capped connection? Oh holy mahogany, bandwidth is expensive in the US! All of a sudden all this digital distribution resistance makes a lot more sense to me.

In Norway we typically pay a little under 50USD a month for unlimited traffic on a 100 mbps connection. Lower speeds are a lot less expensive.

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matt99
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 1:41:09 PM
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Man, people are being so negative and pessimistic about something they have yet to try. All the netflix comparisons have me thinking this could be a great service. Think of all the games you could play that you would never buy, assuming the library is good this could introduce gamers to many different genres and franchises that they otherwise wouldn't have played.

Why not be positive about it instead of bashing the service from the get-go?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 2:27:16 PM

No one likes to be excluded or phased out. The PS4 uses the PSN, we bought games off the PSN, and we want to still be able to play them instead of having to buy a new service. That's where the negativity comes from, not over the service itself.

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matt99
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 9:12:25 PM

Oh ya I'm completely with you on that, if you bought a game over psn before you shouldn't have to buy it again if it becomes available separate from PSNow.

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FatherSun
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 10:31:57 PM

@world, PSNow won't take away the ability to play the games they have already purchased. My observation is that people want/expect to have ACCESS to their existing library on this new service. It would be nice and for all we know this may even be an option but if it is I would consider it a courtesy. When I buy Blu-Rays I'm getting Ultraviolet digital access to this content. I think it is only a matter of time that this will come to PlayStation Now.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 2:30:22 PM
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Maybe we can still hope for PS1 and PS2 classics support in addition to this service.

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JROD0823
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 2:34:07 PM
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It's hilarious reading some of the posts on this article.

People are already whining about Sony offering a new optional service that hasn't even had a beta trial yet, just because it might not benefit them, the vocal minority.

First world problems mentality at its finest.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 4:09:40 PM

Depends on your point of view, any logical complaint can be called "whining" from a high and mighty perspective. From the consumer's perspective it isn't about benefits but basic content support in exchange for buying their product. I pay for sh*t so yeah I'm due some consideration here damnit.

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Temjin001
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 7:53:47 PM

there isn't anything high and mighty concerning the plain'ness of not prescribing to entitlement policies for ourselves, World.

You purchased your content for another platform. Don't assume Sony owes it to you to stream that content via their own services for free now on a different platform. That's just silly.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 9:26:29 PM

No it's not, PSN is the same service across consoles. My game collection worked on PS3, it worked on PSP, it works on my PS Vita. It has nothing to do with this "entitlement" buzz word you all love. It's a basic service to have your hardware compatible with the software you sell.

Providing another service you need to pay for to work what you already bought isn't the great favor you think it is.

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Temjin001
Friday, January 10, 2014 @ 12:44:02 AM

hehe you should read your terms and conditions you must agree to when you purchase those PSN games.
but go ahead, remain lost in this frustration. I absolutely have zero sympathy for you and everyone else acting like whining entitlement babies.

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Temjin001
Friday, January 10, 2014 @ 12:56:25 AM

..and one more thing Highlander. Sony may eventually choose to create a PSX emulator for PS4 and allow PSN PSX games to run on it. Just because they're offering a streaming service doesn't mean they'll abandon software to run locally on your hardware.

EDIT: getting PS3 games to run via emulation may be a very sticky scenario for PS4 so Playstation Now may be the next best thing they can offer users for that content.

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SaiyanSempai
Friday, January 10, 2014 @ 1:32:08 AM

I can see both of your points but it's simply another service in the vein of Music/Video Unlimited. Sony already streams movies and music for a price irregardless of if you already have physical copies of CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays sitting on the shelf at home and now they are going to do the same for games.

The service will be on a slew of devices so what good are those physical games going to do you if you want to tap into the service on a tablet that has no such DVD slot?

This is an entirely new infrastructure that has been built to stream games. What Netflix is to Blockbuster, this is to Gamefly. If they offer it at a comparable price to gamefly or (even better) Netflix that might be ok. We'll see.

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JROD0823
Friday, January 10, 2014 @ 2:47:08 AM

My point World, is that you have it backwards.

Complaining about something because it's not exactly your cup of tea is the equivalent of being on a high horse.

There are going to be a lot more people that like this idea and see the value in such a service than don't, if Sony does it right.

Think about all of the people that were strictly Xbox for the last one or two generations, there will be so many games made available to them to experience for the first time, their heads may explode from the sheer volume.

I pay for everything I get too, but I don't expect the World (see what I did there :P) to be my oyster for a small monthly subscription fee.

I think you're losing perspective on just how many games Sony will be offering with this service. We're talking about a library of games spanning the entire generation of PS3, surely followed by the libraries of the PS2 and PSX.

That is literally thousands of games at your beckon call, all playable on an insane amount of different devices.

I'm positive based on some of your posts in the past that there are dozens, if not hundreds of games you have likely turned your nose up to just this generation alone because they weren't the type of games you would pay money to play, and now you will have the opportunity to try them at next to no cost per title.

I don't know if you listen to Podcast Beyond on IGN, but their latest episode spells out in much shorter terms just what kind of potential effects to the industry PlayStation Now will be causing if they make it a great service.

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JROD0823
Friday, January 10, 2014 @ 2:58:02 AM

Thanks for backing me up Temjin. :)

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MRSUCCESS
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 3:42:40 PM
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Looks like this will be next poll on the site?

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Brighat
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 4:17:20 PM
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I'd only use PSNow for PS3 games I never played or finished. I don't really have any desire to go back to PSOne or PS2. I would buy a summer's worth of Now, finish those PS3 games and never buy it again.

At least I'll applaud Sony for giving me the chance to play Beyond on my PS4. I missed out on that one.

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JohnnyGold
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 4:42:14 PM
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I, for one, think that everyone talking about "not having ownership of the game" couldn't be more off base. In 99.99% of situations, games are depreciating assets--go into any second hand video game retailer and find 2010-2012's "must-have" video games, and I promise you they are cheaper now than when they were released. So, not having "ownership" over something becomes a moot point--if you truly want the physical copy, it will still exist, along with your PS3 (another depreciating asset). You are free to plug them into the wall and play at any time--but as the market has dictated, in a few years time, you won't. (YOU might, but statistically "you" won't). Now, if you have your PS4 hooked up, and a thought occurs to you "I never played Skyrim, I'd like to give that a whirl", it actually is of far greater value to you as a consumer to buy a subscription to Playstation NOW, because you will have hundreds of other titles to choose from, along with your ability to play Skyrim. When you add in the fact that Sony documents leaked showing the patent they filed for to patch new features into old games, you could be looking at older games actually INCREASING in value--a title like Resistance 1, or even Final Fantasy 7 could be patched for trophies. All around, it's a progressive move by SONY, a smart move by SONY, and a move I welcome with open arms. If they patch in 2 player PSN profile log-ing support for older PS3 games, I'll be subscribing day 1.

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JROD0823
Friday, January 10, 2014 @ 2:49:56 AM

@JohnnyGold,

I like hearing your opinions, but please don't do these walls o' text anymore in the future.

I don't like developing premature retinal damage trying to read posts like the above example. :)

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CrusaderForever
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 5:36:05 PM
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If I am able to rent any PS1, PS2 or PS3 game I want I would pay $10-$15 a month for that. I want to be able to also just rent a single game if I want without the subscription, which would be nice.

I have such a huge backlog but it would be amazing to play these games and other games I don't own with the DS4!!! Ever since I got my PS4 I hate the DS3. It's going to be interesting to see what the pricing and subscription is.

I am hoping to get into the Beta. I signed up on that site that hopefully shows give Sony it's list of Beta gamers as well!

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SaiyanSempai
Friday, January 10, 2014 @ 1:43:40 AM

Agreed.

And I also feel the same way now about the DS3 now! I always thought the DS3 was a fantastic controller...until the DS4 came along and showed me how last century the DS3 is with the ergonomics.

Sorry DS3...

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CrusaderForever
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 5:41:48 PM
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Remember, Sony is only offering another Option. No one has to sign up for this. If don't want to pay to play older games then don't. This doesn't effect you in any way. For me, to play these older games with the DS4 is HUGE! Not to mention soon after launch I can play the PS3 games I am renting on my Vita! I would pay $15 a month for this feature!

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Harerazer
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 10:20:24 PM
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Funny how so many people against this idea have Netflix/HBO Go/Amazon, etc accounts. So you'd rent a movie and not a game. Foolish. If it's not for you then fine but guess what? It was probably never intended for you. It's not meant for gamers who already own the physical copies of these games (especially PS1 and PS2 game discs), like me, it's meant for people who have not played them or no longer have the opportunity and who might want to play now. Also since they can be played on tablets and phones, some people might never have owned a console and can now play them. It amazes me how many people think the world revolves around them.

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Jawknee
Thursday, January 09, 2014 @ 11:26:16 PM

Oh stop it. You're whining just as much as anyone else on this board atop your high horse. The experience (for me anyway) with Netflix IS the reason why I won't sign up for this. I can't go a day without my supposed Ferrari Internet connection screwing up. If I have that much trouble just simply watching video, then streaming HD games, which gameplay quality depends on latency, it's going to be even more of a hassle, therefore not worth it.

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drewcan2
Friday, January 10, 2014 @ 12:00:29 AM

Completely agree. I seriously don't get all the complaining. If you don't want the service, don't get it! Read at least a few comments where someone stated they were being 'forced' to do something. Also, If you already have the game you want, great; play it on the system you bought it for. Based on the info we have not been told yet, the comparisons to Netflix are valid. If there is a dvd i really like and i'm not sure if it will be available forever, i can make a choice to buy it and view when i want. I may even choose not to use Netflix at all. Having said that i don't know too many people that complain that their VHS tapes do not play on their blu ray players but i think they may be posting on this article.

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telly
Friday, January 10, 2014 @ 11:08:06 AM

@Jawk that's the bottom line for me. Internet infrastructure in the US is just not ready for this. PS Now might be great in like 5-10 years, but I have strong doubts it's going to be anywhere close to acceptable in 2014. Our wildly fluctuating and overpriced internet connection speeds will see to that.

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Jawknee
Friday, January 10, 2014 @ 12:14:15 PM

I read a few hours ago that Sony said a 5mbps connection should ensure a quality experience. I find it hard to believe. That same article also noted that right now certain particle, lighting and other effects will be watered down.

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kraygen
Friday, January 10, 2014 @ 12:23:53 AM
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Only way I'll be using this is if it's included with a plus subscription, since it's unlikely, I'll pass.

Rather just buy any old system I don't have and play the games the old fashioned way. Don't have to worry about an internet connection at least.

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SaiyanSempai
Friday, January 10, 2014 @ 1:35:09 AM

They might offer discounts on the PS Now service for PS Plus members like they sometimes do with their Music and Video Unlimited services.

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Temjin001
Friday, January 10, 2014 @ 1:17:23 AM
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i just can't believe how fast people are jumping to conclusions and assuming all kinds of crap and then going off and being all emotional about it.
Did Sony say anything about PS Plus when presenting PS Now? Why would anyone even assume that PS Plus is a required gateway for this service?
Did Sony ever state they'll never try to bring localized versions of their classic PSX and PS2 games to PS4?
I have no doubt if enough people respectfully wrote Sony and asked them to start bringing the back library of PSN titles to PS4, they would do it. Do it eventually. The company that still keeps the PSP and PS2 on shelves because they're still marginally profitable would likely continue on with those past titles.
Give SOny a break. Man, like 15+ years of PS offerings and we're at the dawn of a new gen with some lingering questions and everyone is ready to assume the very worst and drag Sony out to the firing squad. pathetic



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Temjin001
Friday, January 10, 2014 @ 1:26:27 AM

and one more thing. Sony offers two VIDEO services. One through the PS Store, which is a download and play locally format. And then they offer Video Unlimited. The streaming video alternative. So for those thinking Sony is just gonna up and abandon everyone with a weaker internet connection should consider the way they manage their video market.

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___________
Friday, January 10, 2014 @ 2:36:21 AM
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few, they had me worried there i thought you would have to use the DS3 on the ps4 as well.
no way in hell im going back to that wretched old thing!
hope $ony offers a pay by month all access service, as well as individual, and maybe even genre payments.
monthly all access would probably be the best value for money though, especially considering some months we rarely get any new games, this month for instance only tomb raider is releasing, and in other months we have 10 games releasing per week!
so having to stick to a yearly subscription will be pretty crap considering some months you probably wont ever touch it!

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Lunar_Miyuki
Friday, January 10, 2014 @ 9:55:36 AM
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this service wont require ps+
this service is for people who
A got rid of their older systems
B lost their older games
C never could get ahold of older games
D newer people who never got a chance to play older games and want to try them
why do so many people freak out

anybody remeber blackbuster where you could rent physical copies of games it was something like 5$ a week for a game which = out to 20@ a month

gamefly is more expensive than this service yes gamefly may offer a bigger selection of games but offers less games at once for more money

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Twistedfloyd
Saturday, January 11, 2014 @ 10:35:50 PM
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I think this is a great idea. Especially if you're someone that just wants to try something out, or might not be able to afford getting 60 dollars games. If you could play as many game as you want for eight bucks a month, then it sounds like a great idea to me.

So what if you have to pay for PS+ as well if you want to play multiplayer. Who cares? This is a huge cherry on top. This will save people money if anything. Yeah, they may rotate games in and out, but whatever. I like the idea personally.

I can see some detriments to it, but the fact that you can stream a game instantly is insane to me in the best way.

And for people who don't want it? Don't get it, and hook up your PS2 to play those classics.

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Simcoe
Monday, January 13, 2014 @ 9:49:59 PM
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Can't believe some of the people that I've lost respect for on here. Just because they bought a 2006 PS3 disc game and are now complaining that because they've already sold their PS3 (for a PS4) they won't be able to play that disc on their 2016 Bravia TV or Xperia tablet without having to subscribe or rebuy it on PS Now. Give me a break. If companies didn't bring out new services or products we'd still all be buying and watching movies on Capacitance Electronic Discs (it was a format/player, look it up).

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