PlayStation Now

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PlayStation Now
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Sony Corporation, Gaikai
Sony Corporation
Type(s)
Digital Platform
Platform(s)
PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Microsoft Windows
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PlayStation Now is an on-demand cloud gaming digital platform service, developed by both Gaikai and Sony Computer Entertainment. Currently, 2 subscription models are available. The first is a monthly fee allowing unlimited access to a large selection of the games offered via the service (certain games can only be rented). The second is a rental service, in which users can rent the games they wish to pay for a specified time period, from 4 hours to 90 days.

The service is currently only available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, PC, and selected smart TVs. As of 2015, only PlayStation 3 games were available, but selected PlayStation 4 games were later added. Usage on smart TVs requires either a DualShock 3 controller or a DualShock 4 controller. The service entered closed beta in January 2014, and entered open beta in 2015.

On October 1, 2019, Sony lowered the price of PlayStation Now across all territories:

  • United States United States: $9.99 – monthly / $24.99 – quarterly / $59.99 – yearly ( from $19.99 / $44.99 / $99.99 )
  • European Union Europe: €9.99 – monthly / €24.99 – quarterly / €59.99 – yearly ( from €14.99 / (N/A) / €99.99 )
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom: £8.99 – monthly / £22.99 – quarterly / £49.99 – yearly ( from £12.99 / (N/A) / £84.99 )
  • Japan Japan: ¥1,180 – monthly / ¥2,980 – quarterly / ¥6,980 – yearly ( from ¥2,500 / ¥5,900 / (N/A) )

In addition to the price drop, Sony also began offering the following PlayStation 4 video games on the service, announcing they would only be live until January 2, 2020: