Announced on a PlayStation blog post by PlayStation Network VP, Grace Chen, PlayStation Now prices have been dropped by amounts of up to 50% depending on the type of subscription and region. Across its 17 territories, the new prices 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)
Saying these changes for PlayStation Now prices are welcome is a massive understatement for the service. Committing an extra $10 or £9 a month is far less intimidating than dreading to see $20 or £13 on your bank statements.
With Xbox Game Pass becoming increasingly attractive with its varied memberships and adding triple-A titles like Gears 5 on release, the call for PlayStation Now to up its offering has been long overdue. Adding to the attractiveness of lowering the PlayStation Now prices, the service has also stated it will be bringing a new branch of content to subscribers: marquee content.
For limited periods of time, PlayStation Now will be adding to its catalogue of 800+ games, titles that are renowned with critical acclaim under the PlayStation brand. From today until the 2nd of January 2020, the first batch of marquee games are:
- God of War
- Grand Theft Auto V
- inFAMOUS Second Son
- Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
PlayStation is so eager to push the lowering of the PlayStation Now prices and its new marquee content, it’s even made this good-looking commercial for it (shown above).
All-in-all, this is the best type of news we can hope to see in the gaming industry: lower prices and better games. Cheers to PlayStation on this one.