by on Apr 29, 2019

PlayStation Now users prefer downloading games over streaming them

Sony's PlayStation Now service has notched up 700,000 subscribers, with the format holder revealing users prefer to download their games instead of streaming them online.

In fact, downloading games on PS Now is actually twice as popular as streaming them, despite the fact Sony only implemented the download feature last September. Streaming was the only way to enjoy games on PS Now following its launch in 2014.

Speaking during Sony's earnings call last week (via, Hiroki Totoki, Sony's chief financial officer, said that the ability to download was added 'for users who want to enjoy gameplay without worrying about the network connections.'

Totoki-san also revealed that PS Now features 750 games, and that its audience has increased by around 40% every year since launch.

Sony announced last week that PlayStation 4 has shipped 96.8 million units worldwide, although we shouldn't expect a successor for at least another year.


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