- Xbox Game Pass is a great service, as evidenced by its user base.
- PSNow has struggled to compete.
- There are at least five lessons PSNow could take away from Game Pass.
Xbox Game Pass is a pretty stellar service. It doesn’t require a strong internet connection, it’s fairly priced and gives you access to loads of great games. It’s a shining beacon of inspiration to other game subscription services on the market.
PSNow is less impressive. Sure, it boasts a bigger library of games, but size isn’t everything. PSNow has never been able to rival Game Pass, despite being around since 2014. In fact, PSNow has only 700,000 users compared to Game Pass’ 9.1 million users. Pretty shocking considering the PS4 has outsold the Xbox One by a landslide.
With that in mind, we’re going to take a look at five lessons PSNow could stand to learn from Microsoft’s game subscription if it wants to be a more successful service.
1. PSNow Costs Too Much
This is something that PSNow is already in the process of learning. People don’t want to pay $20-a-month for game streaming. Considering how unstable live game streaming can be, it’s just too much to pay for a service that only sort of works.
Compare that to Xbox’s service which costs half the price, and it’s clear that Sony has the right idea in lowering its prices.
2. Game Pass is More Convenient
While PSNow might be on-par with Game Pass cost-wise these days, it still needs to offer more convenient options. Recently, Xbox announced Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, a service that combines Game Pass for PC and Xbox One with Xbox Live.
All three services on their own would cost you around $10 each month. In the ‘Ultimate’ package the cost for all three together is halved down to just $14.99, bringing abundant savings on a better service.
3. Xbox’s Service has New Releases
PlayStation has some amazing first-party titles. PSNow even has more than five times the games that Game Pass has. The one thing that PSNow doesn’t…