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PlayStation Now Streaming Service Launches Japanese Open Beta

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

Sony launched the Japanese open beta of its PlayStation Now game streaming service on its PlayStation 4 console on Wednesday. Sony also showed a launch trailer for the service during its Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia press conference on Tuesday.

PlayStation Now is currently offering 150 PlayStation 3 titles. The service is priced at 200 yen (about US$1.60) for renting one title, or a fixed rate of 2,315 yen (about US$19.20) for a one-month subscription, or 5,463 yen (about US$45.30) for a three-month subscription. Users on the fixed rate plans can play any game offered through the service within the subscription period.

Sony also plans to open the service in its PlayStation Vita and PlayStation TV platforms, as well as its Bravia televisions, and its Blu-ray players. Sony also stated during the press conference that it will evolve the service by adding titles based on user feedback.

Sony launched the closed beta of the PlayStation Now service for the PlayStation 3 in the United States in January 2014, and on the PlayStation 4 in May of that same year. Sony launched the service's open beta for PS Vita and PS TV in the United States last October. Sony fully launched the service on PS4 in North America on January 13, and on PS3 in May 12. Over 400 PS3 titles are available to stream on the service in North America.

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