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Sony Customer Service: Home Beta Invites Go Out Today?

The PlayStation Home beta should be right around the corner, although we don't have any official release date for the launch. We have been promised multiple times by SCEA that PS3 users in the U.S. will soon see invites to the beta and it won't slip out of 2008. Well, if you didn't notice the calendar, today is the first business day of September, and perhaps that could mean something...

A member of the official PlayStation boards decided to simply call and ask Sony Support when the Home beta invites will go out. He called several times and actually recorded them; it's the first call that has caused Internet ears to perk right up. You can listen to the first two calls over at FeedOnPS3, and as you clearly hear in the first call, the woman says the beta invites should go out "today." On the other hand, during the second call, the customer rep says, "unfortunately, they don't tell us that," which actually sounds more realistic. It would seem bizarre for a customer service rep to have the information before Sony released an official announcement on the issue, but hey, you never know... The optimists are going to be dissecting that first conversation word by word, that's for sure.

For our part, we will try to contact Sony and see if they have anything to say, but we're guessing we'll still have to wait. Nobody is more excited about Home than PSXE, but we're not about to grasp blindly at straws without anything concrete.

9/1/2008 John Shepard

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Killa_5150
Monday, September 01, 2008 @ 10:27:18 PM
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i can only wish...

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Scarecrow
Monday, September 01, 2008 @ 10:28:17 PM
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They'll never invite me

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The_Vandelizer
Monday, September 01, 2008 @ 10:28:21 PM
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Hope its True... ill be waiting!!

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Reccaman18
Monday, September 01, 2008 @ 10:41:39 PM
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Nobody is more excited than you guys, huh? lol But I want this to be true!

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RebelExtrm02
Monday, September 01, 2008 @ 10:41:58 PM
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I could die happy. Unfortunately I have college and work, so I don't get on the playstation network as much as most. They probably wont have any interest in me. :(

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Bugzbunny109
Tuesday, September 02, 2008 @ 5:30:26 PM

yah i love bunnies! Thats an awesome avatar, even thogh its sexual, but still love the rabbits.

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RebelExtrm02
Tuesday, September 02, 2008 @ 9:41:29 PM

Bunnies love bunnies too! I assure you they're just hugging. ;)

Last edited by RebelExtrm02 on 9/2/2008 9:41:51 PM

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knobby585
Monday, September 01, 2008 @ 11:29:20 PM
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wait, if this is the invite for the OPEN HOME BETA, shouldn't everyone been invited, no matter if you're online a lot or not at all? as long as you've registered for PSN, you should be invited right?

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Jizmack
Monday, September 01, 2008 @ 11:39:54 PM
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Ftw! Japanese got all the invites and we know it... =[

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LegioN
Tuesday, September 02, 2008 @ 4:56:44 AM
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Well in all honesty, we've had many of those "I called sony and.." Suprisingly enough, none of the information that comes out of the conversation ends up being true. But who knows, there's a first time for everything right?

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LightShow
Tuesday, September 02, 2008 @ 6:30:55 AM
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even though i can only get on on the weekends, i've beeon on constantly. still wont get an invite, though...

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pavlovic
Tuesday, September 02, 2008 @ 6:43:01 AM
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Let's wait... patience my little padawan

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GamerKid123
Tuesday, September 02, 2008 @ 6:49:31 AM
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I doubt i'd be invited... Sony'll probably invite japanese people first.

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karneli lll
Tuesday, September 02, 2008 @ 7:35:00 AM
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what's with the lack of confidence in sony? its an open beta. if u dont get in your friend will n he'll invite you (i think)

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LegioN
Tuesday, September 02, 2008 @ 8:31:35 AM
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This is the expansion of the closed beta, the open beta is due later this year (fall)

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JPBooch
Tuesday, September 02, 2008 @ 9:00:42 AM
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A friend of mine from the UK was invited into the beta over there. (He's been a little tight lipped about it, they probably make you sign a disclosure) Had to be about 3 weeks ago. I haven't heard anything about over here so hopefully this is true. I would love to be in the beta, but who really knows how these things get picked by sony.

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ThePoetRazel
Tuesday, September 02, 2008 @ 9:00:55 AM
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You can call Sony Customer Service 1000 times on this subject and get 1000 different answers.
Whether or not this is correct is random chance.

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akiris
Tuesday, September 02, 2008 @ 9:46:38 AM
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it would be nice if we all got it lol ya i agree it probly wont happen

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MetalHead09
Tuesday, September 02, 2008 @ 2:26:12 PM
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well we can all hope anyway cause the truth is, you dont really know so lets not start doubting sony guys. you could get an invite and there is a chance you wont but ill remane hopeful anyway and if it dont happen then bumber lol.

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shaydey77
Tuesday, September 02, 2008 @ 3:32:04 PM
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Weve all waited long enough..WE can wait some more!!as long as were kept up to date here im happy!!

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pavlovic
Tuesday, September 02, 2008 @ 3:35:12 PM
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The e-mails are on the go today. My GAP friend got his a couple of minutes ago, crossed fingers

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watchit
Tuesday, September 02, 2008 @ 3:40:58 PM
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I got mine today 9/2/08

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akiris
Tuesday, September 02, 2008 @ 4:21:53 PM
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ya my friend just got his about 5pm

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chaosrunner
Tuesday, September 02, 2008 @ 4:54:34 PM
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I got an invite! Holy crap! I'm pumped.

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Ed_Wayne
Tuesday, September 02, 2008 @ 8:07:06 PM
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I got an invite. Checked my email at 6pm and it said "Welcome to the Home beta" or something like that. Sweet. I made my guy and now I am getting ready to go to the central plaza.

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Bugzbunny109
Tuesday, September 02, 2008 @ 9:24:50 PM
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Yah i didn't get invited! I am so happy, lol

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caliblue15
Tuesday, September 02, 2008 @ 9:33:39 PM
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Sony must hate me. I am an Playstation Underground Member since 1997. A GAP member since 2007. Over $300 on the PSN. PS3 registered. All my games are registered. Over 30 games (not including PSN). Downloaeded Home Theme. (Owned every Playstation System since day 1.)

And no Home for me... Come on Sony, your most faithful did not get picked. Yet people who have only had their PS3 for a month were picked, only because they bought a Qore Annual Subscription. Wake up Sony you are killing your hardcore gamer here.

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caliblue15
Tuesday, September 02, 2008 @ 9:39:45 PM
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I wish i could edit my post. It's Downloaded, not downloaeded.

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AceTatsujin
Tuesday, September 02, 2008 @ 10:11:29 PM
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JUST GOT AN INVITE FOR HOME!!!WOOOOOOOOOOHH

psn -- Mouretsu

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Scarecrow
Wednesday, September 03, 2008 @ 1:28:30 AM

Lucky you

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