PS Now cards are leaving stores – is it to make way for an Xbox Game Pass rival?

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PlayStation Now gift cards are being taken from retailers across the UK and won’t be available until next week.

A message from GAME’s leadership said, “Stores will have the option of removing all POS and ESD cards from all customer-oriented areas and updating their digital bays to suit this week’s upcoming business updates as of January 19th.” It’s time till the end.”

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According to GamesBeat, retailers in the US and Canada began taking PS Now gift cards off their shelves and online stores weeks ago, confirming that this is a global effort and not limited to one region.

When contacted for a comment, a PlayStation spokesperson simply said, “Globally, we’re moving from PlayStation Now gift cards to focus on our current cash-value PlayStation gift cards, also known as PlayStation Now gift cards.” can be redeemed for.”

PlayStation Game Pass Rumors

PlayStation Now is Sony’s cloud streaming service, which provides access to a library of PS2, PS3, and PS4 games to play on your PS5, PS4, or PC.

However, PS Now is completely separate from PlayStation Plus, which offers free monthly games and online multiplayer, meaning anyone who wants access to both services will have to pay for two subscriptions.

Sony’s decision to pull out gift cards for the PS Now generally suggests that it plans to retire it altogether, but there are rumors that the PS Plus and PS Now will be merged together instead. This new service would then serve as Sony’s answer to Microsoft’s incredibly popular Xbox Game Pass platform.

PS Now has always been overshadowed by PS Plus, so a combination of the two makes perfect sense. Reports of the new service also claim that it will provide access to PlayStation One and PlayStation Portable games, something PS Now clearly lacks.

Sony apparently won’t include any of its major first-party games on the service when it launches, though, which could risk making the whole thing less of a Game Pass. Microsoft’s service included major new releases such as Halo Infinity and Forza Horizon 5 as soon as they were released, allowing Game Pass customers to play these games at no additional cost.

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