Analyst labels PlayStation Now ‘a joke’

Sony’s upcoming streaming games service PlayStation Now is a joke” according to outspoken US analyst Michael Pachter.

The problem, he argues, is that publishers will be unwilling to licence their content for fear of adversely affecting their software’s ongoing sales.

"PlayStation Now is a joke," he told Game Informer, as reported by Videogamer. "There is no publisher that is going to license content that’s less than two-years old because they would be concerned that they can’t sell as many copies if they make it available for subscription or rental.

"This has no prayer of working. None."

The claim will surely depend on the terms being offered to partners by Sony – details of which Pachter may or may not have been briefed on.

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