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Sony drops PlayStation Now subs to $100 a year for limited time

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Sony likes to think of its PlayStation Now streaming service as a Netflix of gaming, but until now the service has offered far less choice for a far greater outlay.

The gaming giant took steps towards rectifying that on Monday by announcing a time-limited offer in the United States and Canada, where gamers would be able to sign up for a whole year of access for just $100.

Currently, Sony offers one month of access for $20, while three months costs $45, so the deal represents at least 55% off existing tariffs.

The deal for new and existing customers goes live on the PlayStation Store on Tuesday 8 December.

Related: What is PlayStation Now? A guide to Sony's streaming service

Alongside the newly discounted subscription plan is a host of new content to join the hundreds of PS3 games already available.

WBIE Batman games Arkham Asylum and Arkham Origins will join Arkham City as part of the subscriber library, while Mortal Kombat and Injustice: Gods Among Us also join the fray.

The LEGO Movie Video game as well as the brick-based Harry Potter and Batman series’ will also be available.

The service arrived in the UK on 9 October, with tariffs starting at £12.99 a month. Sadly this offer doesn’t seem to be available outside of North America at this time.

If you’re yet to try PlayStation Now and don’t want to commit to an entire year, you can begin a seven-day trial at any time.

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