Sony reaches 1 million PlayStation Now subscribers

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#1 x_Hedon
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Following price drop:

https://mspoweruser.com/sony-reaches-1-million-playstation-now-subscribers-following-price-drop/

Sony has announced that they have reached 1 million PlayStation Now subscribers following the service’s recent price drop.

Since the company sharply decreased the monthly cost of the video game streaming service, the service has seen an exponential growth. From 700,000 subscribers back in August, PlayStation has seen a 40+% growth up to 1,000,000.

The service has also been improved through the addition of new games and features. While PlayStation 3 titles are still exclusively streaming-only, certain PS4 titles are available for download.

Alongside the price cut, PlayStation also introduced the addition of exclusive PlayStation titles to the service. God of War, Infamous: Second Son, Uncharted 4 and more, PlayStation Now is actually worth a damn.

“PS Now has become even more attractive due to a global strategic price reduction and the addition of limited-time only popular game titles such as God of War,” said senior EVP and CFO Hiroki Totoki. “Since starting the service renewal, subscribers have steadily increased, and the total number of subscribers has already exceeded 1 million people as of this month.”

Sony Interactive Entertainment’s has revealed that PlayStation Now will be playing a pivotal role in the company’s strategy for the next generation. With the company partnering with Microsoft’s Azure platform for streaming, it should rival xCloud, especially if the 1 million PlayStation Now subscribers continues to grow.

“We are getting more confident with the service and we are really going to start to push it hard this year and in years to follow,” Ryan said.

Sounds good to me!

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#2 freedomfreak
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Is it still streaming only?

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#3 Jendeh
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I subbed when the price dropped, but I'd like to see more out of the service. There are some good titles on there, but it is still a shadow of Game Pass. Sony is moving in the right direction, but they have some catching up to do.

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#4 x_Hedon
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@freedomfreak said:

Is it still streaming only?

Streaming AND download options.

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#5 freedomfreak
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@x_hedon: I had no clue they allow downloads now. Cool.

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#6 DaVillain-  Moderator
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I mean, it's great for those who likes this type of service and PC also benefits using PS Now. It's not for me and don't like giving any gaming company ideas streaming your games will be the best thing for gaming.

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#7  Edited By JoshRMeyer
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Over 800 games to play and over 300 ps4 titles can be downloaded. Good for people who skipped a lot of games.

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@x_hedon said:
@freedomfreak said:

Is it still streaming only?

Streaming AND download options.

Download is available on PS4 only. (just to clarify)

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#9  Edited By GoldenElementXL
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Less than a 1% attach rate. This is something to celebrate?

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#10  Edited By Zidaneski
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I was about to say my internet isn't fast enough but since being reminded that you can download the games...I don't have any excuse now. I already have most of the big games so may just get it to play some niche titles.

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#12 I_P_Daily
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A million people paying for BC, damn the cow moniker fits so well.

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@goldenelementxl:

Before the price drop it was less than that.

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#14 X_CAPCOM_X
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@goldenelementxl said:

Less than a 1% attach rate. This is something to celebrate?

Yeah for Sony it is. Not sure why you made an attach rate calculation for this. Probably to try to neg the Sony or something.

@Jendeh said:

I subbed when the price dropped, but I'd like to see more out of the service. There are some good titles on there, but it is still a shadow of Game Pass. Sony is moving in the right direction, but they have some catching up to do.

It has many more games than game pass (which is also 50% cheaper), but does not allow any of its games to be downloaded to PC. Factor this into your comparison.

To me, both are non-ideal because the cost of gaming is essentially infinity with these, since you will pay as long as you want to play. For example: what if I want to play only a few games for some time? I'll end up paying for the service in that time plus any DLC added to the game. I'd rather buy a low price version of the game.

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@X_CAPCOM_X: Actually golden was putting it into perspective, seems your upset by that, but you always cry when people put anything (in your mind) negative towards Sony, poor cow :(

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That's... Not that great. The service needs to mature, and one of their biggest steps was allowing downloads of certain games.

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#17  Edited By sakaiXx
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Sadly they killed playstation vue. Always loved that feature, pay for channels that you want to watch. Would like to have a great PSNow and PSVue combo.

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#18 Utherellus
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I dont understand why people hate it so much. I love Ps Now. As a ps4 ex-owner I used it nicely on console and now I use it on PC.

I mean guys, last weekend went to my girlfriend's place, we downloaded PS Now on her slow as **** laptop with 20mbps internet, bought 1$ account from ebay for 14 days and she had so much fun playing Uncharted 4 and GOW on her laptop damn.. I mean its a great concept which already works quite well. Its a luxury of playing Bloodborne on cheap laptop with Dualshock.
Without downloading shit. Without console. Even on PS4.

I see great potential in this.

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@i_p_daily: It also has PS4 games, aka not BC. You're not the sharpest knife in the drawer are you?

And before you go off on one of your little rants, I think PS Now is shit and dont support it.

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Sony been pushing PSnow hard as of late. I will never support streaming, never. BC or nothing.

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@joshrmeyer:

@joshrmeyer said:

Over 800 games to play and over 300 ps4 titles can be downloaded. Good for people who skipped a lot of games.

Like myself. They add new games each month. I have at least 8 PS4 games I am currently interested in and a bunch of PS3 games I missed last gen.

Got a deal on it at $40/year so if i beat just 20 games on it, that's $2/game. Steal.

@KillzoneSnake said:

Sony been pushing PSnow hard as of late. I will never support streaming, never. BC or nothing.

PS Now is the future. I highly doubt there will be a PS6 or if there is, it won't have disc support and will almost exclusively just be a box to run PS Now out of.

This is the future of gaming. Internet speeds are improving. You can still download and play PS4 games if you want to avoid streaming. Last gen, most people would have laughed at digital sales overtaking physical. It happened. Last gen, microtransactions were not common, sadly it is more of a shock for a game NOT to have it these days.

1 million subscribers is only the beginning. It's going to rise to 2 million pretty quickly. Then 4, 8, 16 etc.

Adapt or perish.

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Wow ,when ps5 launches with Sony’s new ps now model, it’s pretty much game over for the Xbox brand.

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@vfighter said:

@i_p_daily: It also has PS4 games, aka not BC. You're not the sharpest knife in the drawer are you?

And before you go off on one of your little rants, I think PS Now is shit and dont support it.

It has PS3 games and the only way to play PS3 games on the PS4 is to rent them through this service, thus renting BC, not a hard concept to grasp one would think.

You want to talk about being the sharpest knife in the drawer, well you're not even in the drawer lol.

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@goldenelementxl: To me it is. Because it means consoles will live forever.

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#25  Edited By R-Gamer
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@Netret0120: lol you are delusional. At this rate we will have a PS10.

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@i_p_daily said:

@X_CAPCOM_X: Actually golden was putting it into perspective, seems your upset by that, but you always cry when people put anything (in your mind) negative towards Sony, poor cow :(

Oh yeah, putting it into perspective. Why don't you throw PS3 numbers in there as well? While you're at it, what about the subscribers that don't own a PS4 or PS3?

No, that will not do. Don't be an idiot.

Btw, still trying to get the most posts in every Playstation-related thread? I see you're making a good attempt here.

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#27 Zero_epyon
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This after they announced that PS Vue is being discontinued. Sure they have more subs now but I don't see them continuing it past next gen.

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#28 Pedro
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So 99% of PS4 owners are wise.

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this is even worse than PSVR attach rate

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#30 I_P_Daily
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@X_CAPCOM_X said:
@i_p_daily said:

@X_CAPCOM_X: Actually golden was putting it into perspective, seems your upset by that, but you always cry when people put anything (in your mind) negative towards Sony, poor cow :(

Oh yeah, putting it into perspective. Why don't you throw PS3 numbers in there as well? While you're at it, what about the subscribers that don't own a PS4 or PS3?

No, that will not do. Don't be an idiot.

Btw, still trying to get the most posts in every Playstation-related thread? I see you're making a good attempt here.

Oh I seem to have struck a nerve as you're on the insult offensive lol.

Why would someone throw PS3 numbers in there as PS Now is not on PS3 and has not been for over 2 years lol.

Ok lets add the hermits then, ok lets add another hundred or so LOL.

As for my post count, well my sig says it all, the more you know :)

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@KBFloYd said:

this is even worse than PSVR attach rate

Imaging being a cow and being milked by purchasing a PS4, PSVR, PS+ & paying for PS Now.

Sony has milked them dry lol

Udderly dry
Udderly dry

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@i_p_daily said:

Oh I seem to have struck a nerve as you're on the insult offensive lol.

Why would someone throw PS3 numbers in there as PS Now is not on PS3 and has not been for over 2 years lol.

Ok lets add the hermits then, ok lets add another hundred or so LOL.

As for my post count, well my sig says it all, the more you know :)

And it still doesn't matter, because you're still wrong about "putting it into perspective."

I mean, yeah if you post enough stupid stuff, someone will eventually respond. That's how you troll I guess. I think you're obsessed with Sony and PlayStation.

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@i_p_daily said:
@KBFloYd said:

this is even worse than PSVR attach rate

Imaging being a cow and being milked by purchasing a PS4, PSVR, PS+ & paying for PS Now.

Sony has milked them dry lol

Udderly dry
Udderly dry

Hmmmm

Most powerful and cheapest base console at the start of the generation

Only console to support VR

first to offer games with paid online

and first to offer console streaming with remote play outside network for all games...

seem like xbots are the suckers paying more for less starting with more money for a less powerful console at the start of the generation

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#34  Edited By I_P_Daily
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@michaelmikado said:
@i_p_daily said:
@KBFloYd said:

this is even worse than PSVR attach rate

Imaging being a cow and being milked by purchasing a PS4, PSVR, PS+ & paying for PS Now.

Sony has milked them dry lol

Udderly dry
Udderly dry

Hmmmm

Most powerful and cheapest base console at the start of the generation

Only console to support VR

first to offer games with paid online

and first to offer console streaming with remote play outside network for all games...

seem like xbots are the suckers paying more for less starting with more money for a less powerful console at the start of the generation

And first to release an upgraded console, first to release and expensive VR gimmick add on, now gives away less games and upped the price, see little moo, moo udderly dry :(

You even created an alt and for what to defend Sony, the SDF is strong with this one lol

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#35  Edited By I_P_Daily
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@X_CAPCOM_X said:
@i_p_daily said:

Oh I seem to have struck a nerve as you're on the insult offensive lol.

Why would someone throw PS3 numbers in there as PS Now is not on PS3 and has not been for over 2 years lol.

Ok lets add the hermits then, ok lets add another hundred or so LOL.

As for my post count, well my sig says it all, the more you know :)

And it still doesn't matter, because you're still wrong about "putting it into perspective."

I mean, yeah if you post enough stupid stuff, someone will eventually respond. That's how you troll I guess. I think you're obsessed with Sony and PlayStation.

You being proven wrong does matter, its all that matters as that's what happens when you get all emotional when posting, but its a trait that is well known with you cows in the SW universe :)

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@i_p_daily:

What the hell is this alt shit? Hey Gamespot mods, you need to start banning people for that idiotic crap. It’s not even worth coming to this forum if all discussion boils down to alt accusations

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@i_p_daily: lmao my point still stands in case it went through your hair. You wanna also add psnow capable tvs? You want to die on this hill?

Btw, you also have demonstrated me correct in another regard: you follow sony news very carefullly.

Come on, are you going to come up with an interesting and original standpoint, or will you keep repeating the same tired meme?

Don't @ me.

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@x_hedon: I can’t quite decide what I think of PlayStation Now and Xbox Gamepass, but I just hope they don’t increase prices ever!!!

both seem WAY cooler than Google Stadia, since a) they have more/better games, and b) using streaming or download tech IMO makes much more sense for a Netflix style model than Google’s “purchase” model.

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#39 x_Hedon
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@wolfpup7 said:

@x_hedon: I can’t quite decide what I think of PlayStation Now and Xbox Gamepass, but I just hope they don’t increase prices ever!!!

both seem WAY cooler than Google Stadia, since a) they have more/better games, and b) using streaming or download tech IMO makes much more sense for a Netflix style model than Google’s “purchase” model.

I am glad they are services that others enjoy. I personally don't have a desire to use them, but the more options out there, the better IMO.

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@michaelmikado said:

@i_p_daily:

What the hell is this alt shit? Hey Gamespot mods, you need to start banning people for that idiotic crap. It’s not even worth coming to this forum if all discussion boils down to alt accusations

Only an alt would get that offended lol.

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#42 I_P_Daily
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@X_CAPCOM_X said:

@i_p_daily: lmao my point still stands in case it went through your hair. You wanna also add psnow capable tvs? You want to die on this hill?

Btw, you also have demonstrated me correct in another regard: you follow sony news very carefullly.

Come on, are you going to come up with an interesting and original standpoint, or will you keep repeating the same tired meme?

Don't @ me.

Yeah add PS NOW capable tvs if you want, I will just sit here and laugh at you, as 99.9% of customers would come from PS4 owners.

As for keeping up on Sony news, well I wait until one of you cows post the usual dribble you do before I post, as for knowing that PS NOW is not on PS3 anymore is just a Google search away, maybe you should try it before you spout nonsense lol.

Original standpoint? hey I just provide factual standpoints, so don't @ me LMFAO.

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@i_p_daily said:

Yeah add PS NOW capable tvs if you want, I will just sit here and laugh at you, as 99.9% of customers would come from PS4 owners.

As for keeping up on Sony news, well I wait until one of you cows post the usual dribble you do before I post, as for knowing that PS NOW is not on PS3 anymore is just a Google search away, maybe you should try it before you spout nonsense lol.

Original standpoint? hey I just provide factual standpoints, so don't @ me LMFAO.

"I just provide factual standpoints"

*pulls statistic out of thin air*

I can buy you some clown accessories if you want to complete the getup.

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@X_CAPCOM_X said:
@i_p_daily said:

Yeah add PS NOW capable tvs if you want, I will just sit here and laugh at you, as 99.9% of customers would come from PS4 owners.

As for keeping up on Sony news, well I wait until one of you cows post the usual dribble you do before I post, as for knowing that PS NOW is not on PS3 anymore is just a Google search away, maybe you should try it before you spout nonsense lol.

Original standpoint? hey I just provide factual standpoints, so don't @ me LMFAO.

"I just provide factual standpoints"

*pulls statistic out of thin air*

I can buy you some clown accessories if you want to complete the getup.

Yeah I was imitating you, see how stupid it is, I mean it would be even dumber to use PS3 users lol.

As for the clown suit, nah you keep it as its best suited to you :)

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#45  Edited By Netret0120
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I expect this number to increase significantly by 2020, 2021 etc.

PS Now is great value for new PS users who missed the previous gens and people who don't mind renting games because they rarely replay them when done. Sony is being very strategic with PS5.

If you buy games brand new when they come out, it isn't good value for you.

To each his own.