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I'll be signing up. I didn't realize how many games PSnow had that I wanted to play. I only tried it when it first released and was not impressed. They've added a lot more since then.



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DonFerrari said:
gtotheunit91 said:

It’s disappointing to see Sony take the Nintendo route of their classic games access. Only this time it’s more expensive than what Nintendo is offering.

I’ll wait and see what games are included in the classic catalog

Sony already sells PS1 and PS2 classics on the digital store so not sure what you were expecting.

Are they selling on anything outside of the PS Vita and PS3?



smroadkill15 said:

I don't think there was a moment Sony hyped this to be like Game Pass. We were told from the beginning it was essentially a PS+ and PSNow merge and not much else. If anyone expecting this to be like Game Pass, that's on them.

That's exactly it. This was the first official word of this service by Sony themselves. It was all just speculation.

I recently got a PS5 and with a finite amount of time to play, I might just wait for a game I want to play come to the service rather than buying it. If Returnal can get added to the service just a year after launch, that gives me plenty of time to play my catalog of games I'm already playing.



gtotheunit91 said:
DonFerrari said:

Sony already sells PS1 and PS2 classics on the digital store so not sure what you were expecting.

Are they selling on anything outside of the PS Vita and PS3?

I haven't tried on PS5. But I have been able to buy some PS1 and PS2 classics in previous gens. But I usually don't look for them so can't confirm for you, most of what I see on the front page or offers of the store are ported versions of those games though.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

Shiken said:
Bandorr said:

So the answer is no, thanks.  To go from (being asked directly about game pass) with the answer of "There is actually news to come, but just not today" and a very slight nod to PS now all the way to "Sony is releasing a Game Pass competitor" is a leap that not even Superman could make.

But I am impressed at the lengths people will go. They have a great imagination that I wouldn't be capable of keeping up with.

Your denial at his tease is really not suprising TBH.  To be asked about gamepass and say, "we have news, just not today" and not to associate the response as a hint to a gamepass competitor is a new level of willful ignorance.

Your denial is stranger though. Sony was very clear on saying day one isn't feasible for them.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

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smroadkill15 said:

I don't think there was a moment Sony hyped this to be like Game Pass. We were told from the beginning it was essentially a PS+ and PSNow merge and not much else. If anyone expecting this to be like Game Pass, that's on them.

Well said. I'm almost having a Mandela effect here.

I never saw them compare it to Gamepass but so many people are so confidant that I thought "did I miss something?"

Just people taking random quotes out of context and attributing Way, way more meaning to them. At least for some. Others just hyped it up for the fun of the "console wars".



You are bound to love Earthbound.

DonFerrari said:
gtotheunit91 said:

Are they selling on anything outside of the PS Vita and PS3?

I haven't tried on PS5. But I have been able to buy some PS1 and PS2 classics in previous gens. But I usually don't look for them so can't confirm for you, most of what I see on the front page or offers of the store are ported versions of those games though.

I just recently got a PS5 and it was my first PS since the PS1 I'm pretty big on game preservation personally and it would be great if Sony would also sell their classic games like in previous gens, only this time, they carry with you to the next gen. Like all purchases are tied to your Sony account so you will always have access to them forever rather than lose them if you one day decide to unsubscribe.

Both Sony and Nintendo had this approach in past gens, but I guess you don't get an infinite amount of revenue off of nostalgia from one time purchases. 



Without day 1 first party releases + the inclusion of all of their first party games, I am certainly not interested in upgrading. I'll pass but should be good for those that want a lot of games in their PS library.



             

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The primary thing that put GamePass head and shoulders above PS Now in terms of mass appeal was and still is the day and date factor, which Jim Ryan has consistently been against because he finds it unsustainable. I don't know how anyone would interprit Jim's plan to improve in PS+/PS Now to mean full games released on day 1.

The day and date factor aside, PS+ Premium more than holds its own against GamePass. it's actually the better service in some ways. Afaik, it has a much larger library of games that includes several massive sellers.

Doesn't change that to the majority, the selling point of games being released day 1 on a service outweighs PS+ Pemium advantages, but it just wasn't in the cards for obvious reasons. PS+ Premium's day 1 "Game Trials" (which as I understand are more than short demos) is the closest Sony has gotten to answering GamePass's bread and butter, but it was never going to be a match.



gtotheunit91 said:
DonFerrari said:

I haven't tried on PS5. But I have been able to buy some PS1 and PS2 classics in previous gens. But I usually don't look for them so can't confirm for you, most of what I see on the front page or offers of the store are ported versions of those games though.

I just recently got a PS5 and it was my first PS since the PS1 I'm pretty big on game preservation personally and it would be great if Sony would also sell their classic games like in previous gens, only this time, they carry with you to the next gen. Like all purchases are tied to your Sony account so you will always have access to them forever rather than lose them if you one day decide to unsubscribe.

Both Sony and Nintendo had this approach in past gens, but I guess you don't get an infinite amount of revenue off of nostalgia from one time purchases. 

Gotcha. Well it would be good if they confirmed that all titles perhaps except PS3 ones could be purchased stand alone since they can be downloaded.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."