Sony pulls PlayStation Now cards from retail to focus on PlayStation gift cards


Sony is pulling PlayStation Now Gift Cards from retailers around the world.

In a statement sent to VentureBeat, Sony says it’s moving away from PlayStation Now gift cards to focus on PlayStation gift cards that are currently available. These cards can be redeemed for PlayStation Now.

News of the card being withdrawn came to light yesterday via a memo from GAME UK, which said it was the responsibility of stores to remove the card from customer contact areas until the end of January 19.

VentureBeat also heard that retailers in the US and Canada began pulling cards from store shelves last week.

It’s possible that Sony will remove the card for a reason other than the fact that it already has other gift cards available. Come back in December, a Bloomberg report says a new subscription service is being worked on at the company that will allow it to better compete with Xbox Game Pass.

Codenamed Spartacus, the service will charge a monthly fee for access to classic and modern titles, and will combine PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now into one service. The PlayStation Plus branding will remain, while the PlayStation Now branding will be dropped.

The report says the service will launch this spring and will have three tiers on offer: one that’s similar to how PlayStation Plus works currently, the second will offer a huge range of current games and next-gen, and the third tier will feature some “extended demos, game streaming, and a library of classic games” from older Sony consoles. Sony pulls PlayStation Now cards from retail to focus on PlayStation gift cards

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