Sony’s PS Now PC Requirements Released
(Last Updated On: August 25, 2016)

The PlayStation Plus subscription fees may be going up but that news is slightly offset with the fact that PC gamers get the good stuff by being able to play PlayStation 2, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 3 games through PlayStation Now. is reporting that the PS Now service will be rolling out soon in Europe and will be launching soon in North America.

In addition to announcing that the PlayStation Now service would be launching soon for Europeans and North Americans, they also revealed the system specifications for the service. You can check out the specs below.

  • Windows 7 (SP1), 8.1 or 10
  • 3.5 GHz Intel Core i3 or 3.8 GHz AMD A10 or faster
  • 300 MB or more disc space
  • 2 GB or more of RAM
  • Minimum 5Mbps connection

Stats wise, you almost do better just running some games via emulation. However, outside of the steep CPU requirements, the RAM and hard drive space are pretty low. Technically you could use a halfway decent laptop with an acceptable CPU to run PS Now and access various PlayStation games.

They will also be rolling out a wireless dongle that can be connected to a PC or laptop via USB, enabling gamers to quickly plug ‘n play their DualShock 4 on their PC. The dongle will be available for $25.

Pricing for the PC version of PS Now wasn’t detailed in the article but expect it to be priced the same as it is for the rest of the PlayStation branded family.

Sadly, this has been Sony’s attempt at rivaling Microsoft and Nintendo when it comes to backwards compatibility. The other two offer full-on backwards compatibility and enable gamers to play games from the previous console’s library by either plopping in the disc or downloading the game from the digital profile. Sony, however, decided to charge PlayStation gamers to play their old games, which was seen as a slap in the face for some fans. Nevertheless, Sony is number one right now in the console market, so I’m guessing they feel as if they can stretch their muscles when it comes to some anti-consumer practices.

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  • LurkerJK

    Meh the only reason to use this is for ps3 and vita games until the emus get a bit better

    Streaming sucks and I hate the way Sony handles pricing and regions, a few months ago they spammed with 10 emails warning me i am now forbidden from using the English store because I’m in a Spanish speaking country, wtf do they care what lang I want to use

  • HisShadowX

    Umm how about they just raise the price for PS NOW?! PlayStation Plus users shouldn’t have to hurt because PS NOW sucks and was a really bad idea

    • LurkerJK

      They are altering the deal, pray they do not alter it any further.

      These are the joys of a closed platform, you are invested now, leaving would mean taking a loss, so do that or enjoy being milked harder

  • C G Saturation

    Too little, too late. I already use my Dualshock3 and 4 on my PC, and I don’t see why I’d want to pay for the same games on PC when I can already play them on PS2, PS3 or PC.

  • Sevuz

    30 fps and 720p with a chance off streaming problems and data limit… great.

  • Gorgon

    Will these games run with console grade resolutions and fps? I don’t think PC audience would think that’d be acceptable.

    • Sand Ripper

      I’d rather play Shadow of the Colossus at 30 FPS than not play it because it doesn’t run at 60 FPS.

      • C G Saturation

        Either way, there’s always the PS2 emulator.

      • Gorgon

        You can play Shadow of the Colossus at 60 fps on PCSX2 though. In fact SotC is the only PS2 game it is even possible due to variable framerate it runs with. Every other game is pretty much locked on 30fps.