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Kerotan said:
Megaton. I always said they needed to expand to more countries. I'd like to think there will be a big push to get this into even more regions come the ps5.

The goal has always been global, but it comes down to securing servers in these different regions, especially ones that are capable of game streaming so the rollout is going to take some time.

Ideally by PS5's launch they will have most of their regions covered, if not all, but they will probably still be in expanding stages post PS5 launch.



Azzanation said:
GribbleGrunger said:

North America
Japan
UK
Europe (now expanded)

So available in 4 regions? Okay.. but Netflix?

In the thread about Microsoft wanting xCloud to be the Netflix for gaming, your response was: "No surprise here. When a mega corp like MS aim for it, I wont be suprised they will get it."

But in this thread about PS Now (you know the streaming service that has actually launched and is now expanding to include 20 countries in total), your response is: "So available in 4 regions? Okay.. but Netflix?"

I know you like your Xbox but c'mon.



ironmanDX said:
600 titles... Damn. I'd give this a go if I had a ps4 and it was available in Australia.

When it comes to Australia you won't even need a PS4. It already works with any modern Windows device.By the time it hits Australia you will probably be able to try it on even more platforms. That is the beauty of cloud. If you are interested in just 1title, it is not worth it for you or the platform holder, to have the hardware natively in your possesion. With Cloud you can pay them to play the game on the device of your choice. You get to expereince the software, and they get revenue they wouldn't have. It is a win, win business.

Then say while you are subscibed, you give another title a try. Now maybe you sub for another month, maybe you buy a console, maybe you buy the game. 



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Azzanation said:
GribbleGrunger said:

North America
Japan
UK
Europe (now expanded)

So available in 4 regions? Okay.. but Netflix?

Its not like netflix was available everywhere from the beginning mate...



So what took them so long? There is no literally no reason why expanding to the Scandinavian countries should have been a problem unless Sony themselves were doing something wrong



Nothing to see here, move along

melbye said:
So what took them so long? There is no literally no reason why expanding to the Scandinavian countries should have been a problem unless Sony themselves were doing something wrong

Do you know how long it took Netflix to expand worldwide? 2007 they aparently started their streaming service, and then it took them 8 years to get to europe... and then again not all the countries were covered.



melbye said:
So what took them so long? There is no literally no reason why expanding to the Scandinavian countries should have been a problem unless Sony themselves were doing something wrong

The high server capacity required for low latency game streaming.

Three new AWS data centres have now been built in Sweden.



Ultr said:
melbye said:
So what took them so long? There is no literally no reason why expanding to the Scandinavian countries should have been a problem unless Sony themselves were doing something wrong

Do you know how long it took Netflix to expand worldwide? 2007 they aparently started their streaming service, and then it took them 8 years to get to europe... and then again not all the countries were covered.

Netflix isn't Sony, they had to build a brand first



Nothing to see here, move along