Following VentureBeat’s report that Sony Interactive Entertainment has begun removing PlayStation Now gift cards from UK store shelves, the company has confirmed to the publication that it’s in the process of pulling the cards globally. It’ll only be a matter of time before they start disappearing from stores around the world.
Why is Sony removing PlayStation Now cards?
According to a company spokesperson, Sony will now focus on its cash denomination gift cards, which can be used to purchase a PlayStation Now subscription.
“Globally, we are moving from PlayStation Now gift cards to focus on our current cash denomination PlayStation gift cards, which can be redeemed for PlayStation Now,” reads a brief and succinct statement. However, this neither confirms nor denies the speculation that Sony is winding up PlayStation Now in favor of the rumored merger of PlayStation Now and PlayStation Plus.
Opinion: PlayStation Now, as we know it, seems to be on its way out
Zarmena writes… Sony avoided directly addressing VentureBeat’s report by stating that cash denomination cards can be used to purchase a PlayStation Now subscription. The statement understandably wouldn’t have revealed the company’s plans ahead of time. Sony has previously said that it’s working on a PlayStation version of Xbox Game Pass so we have reason to believe that Bloomberg’s report of “Spartacus” isn’t without merit.