In terms of comparing Xbox & PlayStation platforms, it is a day/night difference in the population for the respected family of platforms. While the current Xbox Series X|S & PlayStation 5 systems arrived this past fall, it is easy to presume that Sony still manages to lead in number of users on its platform. While Xbox One is recorded to only have sold more than 45 million units, PlayStation 4 easily overtook 120 million by the end of its lifecycle.
However, the comparison inverts in comparison to the services that the two offers. Despite Xbox’s limited userbase, Xbox Game Pass leads the market by roughly 10 times the amount that PlayStation Now achieved – and that’s even with the head start that Sony’s service received ahead of the Microsoft service.
But while Microsoft early on with Xbox Game Pass welcomed continued $1 1-month subscription tier for its Netflix-like video game service, now the same can be witnessed over at PlayStation Now as well. On the service’s website, there is a new 1-month tier available for purchase until March 29.
Reading the fine print on the promotion’s legal page, it reads the following: “Offer valid March 26, 2021 @ 10:00 AM PT to March 29, 2021 @ 10:00 AM PT. Non-active subscribers only. Limit 1 per account on PlayStation Network.” Continues, “Your 1-month membership will renew automatically and $9.99 + applicable tax will be deducted from your wallet every month until you cancel.
If your wallet has insufficient funds, your account’s default payment method will be charged the remainder. Price may change.” In the past, Rectify Gaming has remarked on the pursuit by Sony on further establishing a standing on PlayStation Now and acknowledges the lacking effort to do so. But, the latest promotion appears to be putting the service in the right direction for Sony in future reference.
Notably, Sony Interactive Entertainment President & CEO Jim Ryan did reference aims to combat Xbox Game Pass in the future, but has yet to spare the firm’s plan in doing so. Elsewhere in a report from Ampere Analysis, it reads that roughly a quarter of PlayStation Now owners do not continue their subscriptions due to lacking content provided. You can read the full report by heading here.
Are you planning to take on the $1 1-month promotion for PlayStation Now?
Source: PlayStation Now