The game lovers know that PlayStation makers offer different subscription services. Sony, For example, offers two types of subscription services which are PlayStation Now and PlayStation Plus. However, Sony is not the only one that offers a subscription service. Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and Apple are also in the race. The different subscription services of Microsoft are Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold. However, in this article, we’ll discuss the difference between Playstation Plus and Playstation Now subscriptions which Sony offers to its customers. This will help you to decide which one is better for you. However, as these subscription services provide convenience to their users, the users can cancel them anytime.
Sony launched its first subscription service “Playstation Plus” in 2010 for PS3, to compete with Xbox Live Gold. With an active subscription service, you can download two or three games every month. When you stop paying for subscription services, you can no longer download any game. On top of free games, you can enjoy other benefits as well such as discounts, early access to demos and betas, cloud storage, Share Play, and many more. However, on PS5, it gives access to a collection of 20 classic games. The subscribers of Playstation Plus can enjoy playing online multiplayer games with their friends and people around the world. Some of the multiplayer games that you can play are FIFA, Monster Hunter World, and Grand Theft Auto.
The cheapest subscription service is $10 a month or you can get a yearly subscription is $60.
If you are familiar with Netflix, then you can easily understand the Playstation Now subscription. Playstation Now subscription is similar to Netflix. You can stream on-demand games of PS2, PS3, PS4 to your PS4, PS5 consoles, or on your PC. Playstation Now has a large library of games that can stream. You can stream 700 games or even download games on your PS4 and PS5. However, gamers may face game quality issues because of internet speed. They offer the same subscription charges as Playstation Plus. Monthly subscription charges are $10 and $60 per month.
PS Plus vs PS Now:
It is very hard to decide which subscription to choose. If you choose both of them, it is still worth a decision. However, if you have friends and want to play games with them online, then the PS Plus subscription service is best for you. You will also get free games to download which is an added advantage of this subscription. On the other hand, if you want to have a library of over 700 games, and want to play a large number of games, then PS Now suits your needs. They regularly add new games so you will never run out of games. It is important to note that not all the games on PS Now are new. If we look at the number of subscribers, we can clearly see the difference and can guess the popularity of subscriptions. PS Plus has more numbers of subscribers than PS Now. As of April 2020, the total number of subscribers with PS Plus subscription were over 40 million, compared to PS Now with only 2.2 million subscribers.