212w ago - Update: VG247.com 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 Slide Presentation [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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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.