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Sony Pulling PlayStation Now Cards From UK Retailers [Update]

Sony Pulling PlayStation Now Cards From UK Retailers [Update] - News

by William D'Angelo , posted 4 days ago / 2,388 Views

Update:

A PlayStation spokesperson has sent a statement to GamesBeat saying, "Globally, we are moving from PlayStation Now gift cards to focus on our current cash denomination PlayStation gift cards, which can be redeemed for PlayStation Now."


Original article:

Sony Interactive Entertainment is pulling the retail PlayStation Now cards from UK retailers, according to a message sent from the leadership at retailer Game to its stores across the UK. 

"Stores have until the close of day Wednesday 19, January to remove all POS and ESD cards from all customer-facing areas and update their digital bays in line with this week’s upcoming commercial update…," reads the message from Game leadership.

It was reported in December that Sony Interactive Entertainment plans to merge PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now into a single service. It is possible the move to stop selling PlayStation Now cards at retail is a step towards this report.

The new service has a codename of Spartacus that will reportedly come in three tiers. The first tier includes existing PlayStation Plus benefits, the second includes a large catalog of PlayStation 4 and, eventually, PlayStation 5 titles, while the third includes extended demos, game streaming, and a library of classic PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, and PSP games.

Thanks, GamesBeat.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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7 Comments
twintail (4 days ago)

It's coming! Spartacus!

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mjk45 twintail (4 days ago)

So basically it going to end up being crucified.

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aTokenYeti (4 days ago)

This would seem to me that Sony’s subscription revision should be launching earlier than anticipated.

To me, this need to avoid only two mistakes to be successful: first, the price of the base online access tier should not be increased, and second, if there is backwards compatibility improvements in the pipe they should not be locked behind a subscription service. Finally allowing some PS3 games to be played locally on a PS5, but demanding a monthly fee would be extremely anti customer

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DonFerrari (3 days ago)

With the update it is just much addo about nothing.

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Giggity_goo (4 days ago)

thats one thing i dont like about sony have to buy everything from the psn store with microsoft you can shop around for keys i mostly use cdkeys website

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couple years ago you could still buy their cards out from psn store. Seems like in UK (and Brazil) you still can.

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DonFerrari (4 days ago)

Now that rumor have more clout.

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