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249w ago - Update: [Register or Login to view links] has confirmed that Kaz Hirai stated the current PSN service will remain free, and subscriptions are only for "premium content and services."

Sony has revealed during their Media/Investor Conference that the PlayStation Network will be getting a new paid subscription service in 2010 alongside non-game content likely to include applications and videos.

According to their [Register or Login to view links] [PDF] a "new revenue stream from subscription" will be generated.

Although few other details exist at this time, the way it is worded sounds like it could possibly be a subscription similar to XBox live on its way to PSN.

To quote: "It is unclear what the new revenue stream subscription might be. Could it be similar to Qore, an optional service, or something more akin to Xbox Live Gold, which is a premium service required to play games online for the Xbox 360?"



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#12 - Chivafighter - 249w ago


And you realize that Sony makes the PS3... so saying you love the PS3 but hate Sony is possibly the most hypocritical thing I've heard in a long time.
You know it is very much possible to Hate Sony but love the Ps3. People may love The United States for what it represents but could hate the government. I have no problem with sony, im not sure why people do have problems with it. (Example)-The PS3 is made by sony but different companies makes games for it, some games not on other consoles. So you can love it for the games but hate it because sony won't allow piracy on it.

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#11 - Chris9092 - 249w ago
[QUOTE=everglow21;276211]Pretty much true, most people I know moved to PS3 from Xbox since online play was free.. removing FREE online play is like going to a safe haven which is not safe at all.

Good Parable?

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#10 - everglow21 - 249w ago
A bad move if you have to pay to play online, i know quiet a few people who bought one just because online was free.

plus a few peeps with banned xboxs have bought one to play online, they figure that since they have to buy a new console why not buy a ps3 since it allows you to play bluray and has free online stuff.
Pretty much true, most people I know moved to PS3 from Xbox since online play was free.. removing FREE online play is like going to a safe haven which is not safe at all.

Good Parable?

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#9 - tilla - 249w ago
As was updated above, Sony has already confirmed that they will not be charging for online play, so at least that is safe.

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#8 - unreal291 - 249w ago

Sony's "performance" in the customer-service department is piss-poor. Why would I help prop up this flimsy company by subscribing for a fee?
You never know this could hopefully improve Sony's customer support.

A bad move if you have to pay to play online, i know quiet a few people who bought one just because online was free.
I agree this would be a bad move if they made you pay to play online, imo it's one of the best features they offer which helped me switch over from the 360.

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