Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. We can’t see this one going down to well with the famously cheap Germans. Sony has rolled out its PS Now service today in Germany and it’s sending out e-mails to prospective subscribers to details what the service is.
Naturally, we already know what PS Now is: It’s a streaming service for games that lets you play a selection of PS3 and PS4 releases on your PS4 and PC for a monthly fee. That monthly fee is £12.99 in the UK, but here in Germany (where this scribe calls home) it’s a whopping 16.99€. Ouch.
Anyone that has lived in Germany will know that they’re a nation of savers and they don’t like to spend more than they absolutely have to, so at a penny under 17€, PS Now is going to be a hard sell in the region. Still, at least the option is there, right?