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PlayStation Now PS4 Vs Xbox Game Pass after Sony counters

Sony has just sent out their first major counter-attack to Microsoft’s recently announced Xbox Game Pass service.

In a statement today, Sony has confirmed that this year will see the arrival of PS4 game streaming added to PlayStation Now.

At the moment you can only stream PS3 games and this has taken its toll on some existing subscribers who have been patiently waiting for PS3, PS2, PS1 and PS Vita games to arrive.

Now PS4 streaming is happening as you can see from the Tweet below. No dates have been mentioned yet, but we do know that subscribers are going to be getting a private beta test soon.

playstation-now-ps4-games-list

So how does it compare to Xbox Game Pass? It may still have a big advantage in the fact that Xbox Game Pass is full downloads rather than streaming meaning that gamers won’t have to ensure any buffering or connection problems that can happen with streaming.

Another big comparison is price. Xbox Game Pass will cost $9.99 a month, but PlayStation Now remains at $19.99 a month or $99.99 a year.

xbox-game-pass-list-of-games

Time will tell if Sony will be forced to match Microsoft’s price and at the moment we don’t know what the PlayStation Now PS4 games list looks like – Xbox Games Pass will debut with Halo 5 Guardians.

Where is your money going to go after Sony’s counter attack? Let us know what you think about this and if you think that downloads are still better vs streaming.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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