Sony reduces PlayStation Now subscription pricing by half

Now's a great time to subscribe if you've been trying to save some cash, as it's cheaper than ever.

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Sony has slashed the prices of its PlayStation Now subscription service, so if you've been looking to use the service but found it a bit cost-prohibitive, you may want to do so now.

A monthly subscription to the cloud gaming service will now run $9.99 as the prices have been halved, as announced via the official PlayStation Blog. It was previously $19.99. Now, an annual subscription will cost just $59.99, down from $99.99. In addition to reducing prices, the company is adding a series of new titles to the service as well, including inFAMOUS: Second Son, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, God of War, and Grand Theft Auto 5, all of which will be available now until January 2, 2020.

“Following PlayStation Now’s expansion earlier this year, we have coverage for more than 70 percent of our global PS4 user base, making it the ideal time to revamp the service with a more compelling price and stronger content offering,” said Jim Ryan, president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment.

“We have accumulated a wealth of knowledge in cloud gaming since PlayStation Now’s launch in 2014. That, coupled with our 25-year legacy in the games business and strong partnerships we’ve forged with publishers, positions us to continue leading and innovating in this field as the gaming industry evolves.”

Each month, the service will still continue to add a new selection of different games that will be up for grabs for a limited amount of time, but there will also be "marquee games" that Sony has called out, in addition to the evergreen games that players can already download and try.

In celebration of the new changes to PlayStation Now, Sony also released the service's first TV spot, kicking off the first global marketing campaign to prop up the new pricing promotion. Now looks like the best time to get in on the deal, because this puts PlayStation Now on par with Xbox Game Pass.

Will you be subscribing to PlayStation Now? Be sure to let us know in the comments below. 

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    October 1, 2019 8:45 AM

    Brittany Vincent posted a new article, Sony reduces PlayStation Now subscription pricing by half

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      October 1, 2019 8:49 AM

      I won't be subscribing to PlayStation Now because my launch PS4 really really sucks at getting a decent connection via 2.4ghz wifi signal.

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        October 1, 2019 8:58 AM

        can't wire it? get a PS4 pro which has 5 GHz?

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          October 1, 2019 9:04 AM

          If I were to wire it, I would need to buy probably 40ft of Ethernet, a staple gun w staples, a jumpsuit that will also cover my head and ears, kneepads, elbow pads, and maybe a 1" drill bit capable of going through maple wood flooring and 1" rubber grommets. Then I'd have to suit up and crawl around flat on my belly underneath my house from one end to the other, being assaulted by God knows how many gross bugs that are down there, routing the ethernet around the massive HVAC ducting. In 80+ degree swampass heat.

          Just for my PS4.

          😐

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            October 1, 2019 5:56 PM

            Look up Powerline adaptors. They use the existing electrical wiring in your home to create a wired network. You simply plug in an adaptor into an electrical wall socket near your router (which your router then plugs into via a short ethernet cable) and another adaptor near your PS4 which plugs into the PS4.

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            October 1, 2019 6:12 PM

            It will be this way for any device in that location. If the Crawlway is large enough to not get stuck or have breathing issues, do it. Is stapling it up even needed with a good shielded cable

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              October 1, 2019 6:14 PM

              I don't want that shit just laying on the foundation for any varmit to chew on or in case if severe flooding submerges it.

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        October 1, 2019 9:09 AM

        I believe you can download the PS4 games and avoid playing those streaming, not saying this a solution for your woes but FYI

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          October 1, 2019 10:02 AM

          Also some PS2 games. I’m sure there’s a list out there of which games you can stream and which you can play locally

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