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SKMBlake said:

If it replaces PS+, you'll have around 40+ million users easy. No need for 1$ conversion.

MS is having this odd situation where it keeps Gold alive but GPU gives also access to multiplayer.

I mean just look at Nintendo: 32 million subscribers to have access to a laggy multiplayer and SNES/NES games

PS+ is just one of three tiers though, it won't be replaced according to this report. 



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SKMBlake said:
PotentHerbs said:

I doubt it unless Sony did something similar to Microsoft's one dollar conversion for GPU or they pivot completely by having new first party releases on the service. There's just more appeal to having newer titles Day One compared to older titles.

However, if Sony can grow this service to 15 - 20+ Million users by the end of this generation, just on the back of their legacy content, they'll have a strong foundation in place to catch and surpass Game Pass. 

If it replaces PS+, you'll have around 40+ million users easy. No need for 1$ conversion.

MS is having this odd situation where it keeps Gold alive but GPU gives also access to multiplayer.

I mean just look at Nintendo: 32 million subscribers to have access to a laggy multiplayer and SNES/NES games

The report is saying that it'll be replacing PS Now out but PS+ will be retained, so PS+ will still be its own thing? 

This is definitely one of those that I need to see how Sony pitches this. Especially if there's going to be multiple tiers. I'm guessing the current PS+ will be the lowest tier going up to PS+++ LOL 

Nintendo bent our arms on their service because it's not just games. They tied the multiplayer and cloud saves to the service. So a lot of people may have cared more about multiplayer access playing Smash, Mario Kart, and Animal Crossing, while also worrying about breaking their console and losing their saves. 

Last edited by gtotheunit91 - on 03 December 2021

I dunno I read that PS+ and Now will merge, but maybe I read it wrong.

And my point was/is: neither Sony nor Nintendo need to do as much as efforts than Microsoft to make people buy their stuff/selling their services, because they are both currently very successful



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Great move and no its nothing like Gamepass.
This is PS+ + PSNow + BC.

This will allow Sony to get PS+ numbers to 60-80 million or have 60M PS+ subs and 20M PS Premium subs at a much higher price. The big draw is emulation. If its native and there's also a store this could be big.



Sounds more like rebranding, getting rid of the PS Now name and put everything under PS+ while adding an extra tier.

Anyway Sony won't beat 3 months of game pass for $1. And I doubt Sony will add 1st party games day one, or only to the highest tier.



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If this is true the classic titles (PS1, PS2, PS3, and PSP) better be native/emulated. I have a feeling those games will be stream only and that alone will make people not use the service.



Doubt they will do day 1 releases but at the very least, Sony should add all their older 1st party titles onto the service and they should stay indefinitely.



Good for Playstation fans, I guess? Not into the subscription based gaming at all. Gamepass is kinda cool, I guess. Would rather just make a one time purchase though, cheaper.



Good for Playstation! Hopefully it's a big enough success that they make a PC version like Gamepass does, then I can play Nintendo games on Nintendo devices and everything else on PC :)

I look forward to one day being able to bounce back and forth between third party, Halo, Spiderman, etc. Maybe even on the go if the Steamdeck 2 or 3 are good enough.



Fingers crossed this is extended to a whole lot more countries. I still dont have PS Now here in NZ and see the limited numver of countries as one of the main issues with the current subscription.



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