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Would You Pay For A Premium PSN Subscription?

Update: Quick update here- Kaz Hirai just confirmed what we suspected; that online play will remain free, but there will be new premium content to look out for.

Original Story:

Sony once called a free PlayStation Network a "universal right" for all gamers; i.e., they'll never charge for access. But that doesn't mean they won't charge for some aspect of the service.

We see the same question at least a few times per month from readers: "will Sony start charging for the Network?" We always have the same answer: "no, but they may charge for some sort of premium service that is optional." This seemed almost inevitable from the very first moment we learned the PSN was to be free; once they were in a good position (which is now), Sony would likely provide users with an optional primo service that delivers extra content for a small fee. And now, according to this slide from Sony's Media/Investor Conference, it seems clear the time has come: right at the bottom of the PSN features on that slide, it says "New revenue stream from subscription." Now, this could mean any number of things, but we certainly don't believe you'll suddenly have to pay to play online. That will always remain free if we take Sony's words at face value; this new addition will be something special for members and if they want to pay for it, that's their choice.

You already do have to pay for certain things, like downloadable content (of course) and the online interactive magazine, Qore. Perhaps this "new revenue stream from subscription" will be a service that includes Qore and a variety of other features automatically delivered to you each month. Who knows? But we imagine we'll find out soon enough.

11/19/2009 10:27:35 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (102 posts)

BTNwarrior
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 10:41:40 AM
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no I would not pay for a premium psn

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Cavan
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 10:47:00 AM

i second that!

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godsman
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 11:43:39 AM

Unless this Premium gives you long term discount access to DLC. Like 20% off. Then if you are hardcore DLC guy, then you will make get your money back in the long run.

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Highlander
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 12:25:06 PM

If this 'premium service' added new services that are not already available, such as the ability to keep your game saves online, what then? What if the premium service is a game rental service? Perhaps a flat rate to access all PSN games while you maintain your subscription? Perhaps Sony is intending to offer Netflix style flat rate access to their video downloads that you can rent?

So many people in this thread with no information at all, are jumping to conclusions that are neither likely, nor supported by facts. The facts are that Sony has committed to free online play for multi-player games - as we have now. Access to the PSN is free, and will likely always be free.

Premium or paid services will be content based, not function based. Because of the way in which Sony has designed the PSN, Sony only provides an authentication platform so that games can know who you are and that you are who you say you are. This maintains security of game saves and prevents cheating. Servers and other infrastructure for online play are provided not by Sony but by the game publisher/developer. Basically the entire burden of the networking and server provision falls on the publisher/ developer. Sony only provides the security, which they have to do anyway to ensure that their online transactions work properly.

You have to understand how Sony's PSN works, it's very decentralized. This has led to lots of criticism, but it also makes it very, very, very unlikely that Sony could or would charge for online play of retail games.

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Scarecrow
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 12:33:49 PM

I wouldn't either

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Orvisman
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 12:53:55 PM

@Highlander,

Yep. John Koller asked a "hypothetical" question around the time of E3 last year if PS3 owners would be willing to pay a monthly fee for some sort of download service.

He specifically asked how PS3 owners felt about paying a monthly fee that would allow them to access a certain amount of content monthly instead of paying a la carte.

Koller didn't get specific as to what type of content; but I always thought he meant we could, if we want, subscribe for a monthly flat fee and download a certain amount of games and/or movies monthly, sort of like a Netflix for PS3.

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Douchebaguette
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 8:07:17 PM

Godsman has a good idea.

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Qubex
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 8:39:05 PM

As long as the basic functionality is unchanged I am happy. I don't buy much from PSN anyway except for the odd game... one every 6 months or so... and the only DLC I have bought are the map packs for MW and Killzone 2.

In the future I will only buy Killzone 3 based DLC in the future; otherwise most of the other games I will not expand!

Q!

"i am home"

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556pineapple
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 10:44:00 AM
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Most likely not, but it depends what the premium content is. I get by just fine with the features it has now though.

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 10:48:45 AM
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It all comes down to what the money will actually get you. If it's just a Qore Plus. Then Sony can just choke on this idea for all I care. If they are considering doing some sort of meaningful subscription service then I would consider it.

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Highlander
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 12:14:45 PM

Why such emotive language over a supposition that some new premium service will be similar to Qore? Did Qore offend you personally?

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fluffer nutter
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 12:29:17 PM

Because he is emphatic about his beliefs and his opinions. Even, if they appear to be "brash" at times. ;)

Last edited by fluffer nutter on 11/19/2009 12:30:00 PM

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LowKey
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 12:41:39 PM

That's just the Shadow we've all come to know and love. You know he is right, charging for something stupid is offensive to us ps3 owners. As long as I can still play my games online for free I say screw it, let em do it. But seeing as its Sony and they do everything bass-ackwards they'll probably keep online free and make you pay for single plaer lol /jks

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 10:10:26 PM

I've always figured that we (as a society) could spend half of all of our conversations being needlessly pleasant, or we can just dig right into something full force, and save everyone a lot of time. I choose the latter.

Anyway, its not that I have any sort of real problem with Qore. If you want to pay for it, more power to you. I just see it as paying Sony to be on some weird marketing email list, and ocassionally get a beta. But then I also don't like the idea of paying Sony to test their game. As a preorder bonus sure that's awesome, but I'll never understand why people will pay for Qore for those things, just seems like they're commercializing the process and as a result making beta testing less effective than it otherwise should be.

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Streets_74
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 10:54:04 AM
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Well I subscribed to Qore purely for the MAG beta, so it depends on whats to be included with this premium plan, but I doubt it will be of any interest to me as it were with Qore until that beta came along. Now I have it and don't see anything special beyond that.

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Naztycuts
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 10:54:49 AM
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We'll have to wait and see, I also hear that they will "look out" for loyal ps3 users offering them some sort of reward to show their appreciation. It may have just been a rumor.

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maxpontiac
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 10:57:46 AM
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As long as I can play for free, the rest of the stuff I don't really care about.

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big6
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 11:03:08 AM
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What if you can PLAY for free, but extras like Facebook, Twitter, Firefox Browser, and cross-game chat be extra?

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Highlander
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 12:30:55 PM

It's not about making you pay for existing features, it's about bringing new content to the PSN, and bringing new services to the PSN.

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maxpontiac
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 2:55:04 PM

I will pay for chat. But for things like Facebook, demo's, no chance.

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JPBooch
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 11:08:42 AM
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I got Qore for the first year and as the year went on, I looked at it less and less. The betas were nice and they threw in a few extra demos and a game, but not enough to keep me hooked. I guess we'll have to wait and see what comes with the premium service.

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Deadman
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 11:11:46 AM
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They have to be very careful with how they announce this to the public, small fee or not I can imagine the backlash they will recieve for anything besides store content they charge for.

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Sir Shak
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 11:20:30 AM
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No !

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Random_Steve
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 11:26:59 AM
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no

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ohmikkie
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 11:29:02 AM
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As long as it does not affect on-line gaming. Yes I would pay for premium content.

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Miggy
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 11:32:33 AM
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money's tight. so no

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Effi
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 11:32:57 AM
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im afraid having a premium network would mean things that are usually free to us (OR would be considered to be free if premium network doesnt exist) suddenly goes to the 'premium' pile

'firmware 10.x! since it now starts with a ten, we at sony believe that it should only be given to those with premium accounts! games released after firmware 10.x is out will only support firmware 10.x. Of course old games can still work, and well if u want new games pay for premium subscription!'

well im exaggerating but generally this is wat usually happens.




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Jawknee
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 11:33:16 AM
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They better not make you play this "premium" fee for netflix access like MS. I just signed up for netflix and the access to it without paying Sony for it was a big reason. If I have to pay for psn and netflix forget it.

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Highlander
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 12:13:27 PM

Netflix is a third party application, Sony doesn't provide any network or server capacity to Netflix, so there is almost no chance of Sony charging you for accessing Netflix. Especially considering that the way it works is via the Java stack on BluRay players - it's not exclusive to PS3 or Sony.

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Jawknee
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 4:02:59 PM

Word. I wouldn't mind them wanting to charge if they can make psn even better. But I don't want to pay to play or for anything we currently get for free.

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HAMCHUNKS
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 2:08:35 AM

Im totally with u man
i would def pay for this new content/service
if say that content was interesting or it the service made PSN more XBL, XBL has somethings i have admired and would like to see in PSN so im up to pay but never lose the free online for those who can't afford it

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www
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 11:33:41 AM
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So long as Online play is free, I don't care what their planning.

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Phoelix
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 11:39:27 AM
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The subscription service should either:

a) not happen, or

b) not hinder the growth of the features we get for free now and

c) not take anything away from what we get free now.

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johnld
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 11:58:26 AM
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there better be none of that gold members get demos and other stuff first.

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Mamills
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 12:07:27 PM
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you know
i love PSN because it is free.

its the main reason i didnt get a 360.
i hated the fact that microsoft is charging ppl to play the game online after they already shelled out the cash to purchase.

would i pay for premium service?
well that would depend on what they mean by premium service

it would have to really have something i want
and noo betas dont cut it for me. paying to play an unfinished game?

nahh, they better have some good stuff. only way they'll get some1 like me on board.

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Highlander
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 12:11:17 PM
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Here is something I would pay a subscription for, the ability to store my game saves on a PSN server, and use them from any PS3 so long as I was logged in with my profile/PSN id.

If I go from one PS3 to another, perhaps at a friends house and want to play a game, I have a hard time moving my game save around, and then back again to hang onto my progress. Also, if my PS3's HDD goes up the spout, I potentially lose some progress depending on how good my backups are.

If Sony were to charge a couple of bucks a month for me to maintain an online game save repository/profile so that no matter what PS3 I use, no matter where I am, as long as I enter my PSN ID correctly, I can use my game saves then and there.

That would be a premium service I would pay for.

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fluffer nutter
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 12:40:55 PM

Your post has sparked an interesting concept in my mind. What if there was a limited, portable user that we could use when going to some other PS3 other than our original? If they had a way to back up our game save data, DLC content information, to a centralized server, then we could, essentially, play on any other system, connected to PSN, and feel like we haven't lost a step. They could find protective measures such as, not being able to purchase PS Store content, while signed in. This could be verified by pinging the PS3 and obtaining the serial or identification information. And to further this, you wouldn't be able to sign back into your original PSN username on the original PS3 within say one hour after using your portable login? I'm sure there are other details added that could make this work but I think it's something to send to the people of SCE. What do you all think of that?

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LowKey
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 12:54:46 PM

what is it with you people and paying monthly? Don't you pay for enough stuff monthly? Cable/satellite, internet, rent ect. Its stupid to even mention "monthly" payments.

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fluffer nutter
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 1:01:41 PM

@LowKey, I guess you're right. What was I thinking paying for my monthly gym membership?

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Highlander
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 1:17:18 PM

@LowKey

There's an old truism. You get what you pay for. If you pay for nothing, you shall receive it in abundance.

I'm not sure you understand the point of a premium service. That's where you get something extra for paying.

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LowKey
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 5:03:12 PM

really? oh thank you soooo much for explaining what premium means, I thought it meant, just another way to suck more money from you for services that are worth less than nothing. But you cleared it all up thanks.

@fluffer
Thank you for proving my point. Even if you were trying to be sarcastic. It reinforced my point, its just another thing your paying for, takin another chunk from your monthly budget.

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fluffer nutter
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 6:29:23 PM

So what's the problem with paying for something that takes a little "chunk" out of your monthly budget? It's not like we don't have a nice monthly budget to get the things we want.

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AcHiLLiA
Tuesday, November 24, 2009 @ 12:36:07 PM

@Highlander

I like that idea too.

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brown_E_bear
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 12:17:49 PM
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If the premium service introduces services like the Skysports player thing the 360 has in the UK then I'm in. Haven't really checked it out but if 360 owners can watch live footie then I certainly would love that on my PS3...if it ain't live then I guess highlights are ok but I won't be as enthusiastic about it.

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PS3addict
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 12:19:01 PM
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I just wonder if this is just in reference to MMO's like FF14... Pay to play online games. I do not see how they could keep the fans happy by going back on thier word like that. They said free, do it should stay that way. Of course, the wii stated the same thing when it first came out too...

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Highlander
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 12:27:53 PM

Oh good god. Sony said that they would not charge PS3 users for playing games that included online play. FFXIV has no impact on that at all.

If Square Enix develops a MMO game and launches it, you pay Square Enix a monthly fee, not Sony. SquEnix will charge a monthly fee in return for providing you with game content for FFXIV. If you don't want to pay SquEnix to play FFXIV then talk to SquEnix, it's got nothing to do with Sony.

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Superman915
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 12:24:43 PM
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As long as they kept free-

online play (said they would)
netflix (imagine they would)
a firefox browser (would never use it, but would be nice to have)

Id be ok with it.

If this paid subscription covered free or discounted-
qore
crap for playstation home
games or DLC

...maybe it'd be worth it.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 12:24:45 PM
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no.

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Highlander
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 12:29:38 PM
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Read the update at the top of the story. Premium content, not paid PSN.

Some people need to start thinking before they comment.

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fluffer nutter
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 12:53:32 PM

If they did that, then we wouldn't have so many decisions made for us. ;)

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godsman
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 1:26:02 PM

That's what i thought too, whatever it is, it'll be something in addition to what we have now, an EXTRA service. It's your choice to pay or not. It has no effect on your online gaming.

I personally want a gold membership to have discounts on PSN. They spent the money developing the DLC already, it doesn't hurt their income to have a discount for Gold members for existing DLC. It's WIN-WIN for Sony and us.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 1:44:40 PM

wouldn't pay for the premium content either.

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coverton341
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 3:45:37 PM

I kind of feel like from that statement that it will be like enhancements somehow to the XMB or PSN but not quite sure. I mean the DLC money goes to the developers so it would seem like Sony would make their own type of "DLC" for the network or the system itself that would just enhance the experience, maybe like Premium avatars or more types of themes? I dunno?

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Highlander
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 4:35:02 PM

Yeah, or maybe even Dynamic Themes? You know, the ones we have to pay for. That would count as new Premium PSN content would it not?

@Worlds, if you don't want premium content, don't pay. Personally I think that there are some things worth a premium, and some where the non-premium, basic version is perfectly good.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 4:58:07 PM

That's why it is a fine idea, if i dont want it i dont have to pay. Just hope it doesn't detract from the regular PSN stuff so much so that everything goes into the premium content bin.

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Highlander
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 10:02:44 PM

@worlds

Definitely agreed!

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Scarecrow
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 12:34:50 PM
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Non

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DGo8
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 12:45:34 PM
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Depends what i would be getting for my money.

Least there not doing a MS on us make us pay for playing online.

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LowKey
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 12:47:12 PM
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I wonder if this subscription stuff has to do with cross game chat. That would be sooo gay, Any guesses on prices? I know I won't pay fitty bones a year.

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fatelementality
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 12:57:18 PM
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No.......no.......No........NO.........NO!.........NO!!!...........NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!.....NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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sonic1899
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 2:42:15 PM

a simple 'no' would've been just as effective

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fatelementality
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 10:43:13 PM

No

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LividFiction
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 11:05:26 PM

And also wouldn't have raped the comment formatting.

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Robochic
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 1:14:42 PM
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No.

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Gone
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 1:28:58 PM
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If the premium includes b/c firmware update that would be nice.

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LowKey
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 3:31:01 PM

that wouldn't affect me as I have a 60 gig

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Gone
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 5:02:26 PM

Most of us are not as lucky as you are LowKey.

What will you do when your 60gig stops working?

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LowKey
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 6:47:52 PM

don't be tryin to jynx me. That you would even say that is beyond me. My PS3 won't stop working. The power of positive thinking.

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Darwin1967
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 1:37:17 PM
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If it meant dedicated servers and no P2P I would do it in a heartbeat!

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bigrailer19
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 2:18:08 PM
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thank goodness because i would not pay for it!

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goodgamer
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 2:32:53 PM
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i may b wasting to much money in video game , time to quit alltogheter

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sonic1899
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 2:43:11 PM
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the day sony charges for psn will be the day i turn towards pc gaming.

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Fane1024
Saturday, November 21, 2009 @ 2:53:13 PM

...and you'll end up being forced to pay for Windows Live.

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herukuti
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 2:47:36 PM
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it depends on what the services are. in america there isnt a hd compatible tv tuner like there is for other countries, and some psn titles i would like to enjoy i miss out on.if they were able to package something that would be more convient to me as a sony user im sure the service would be given a thought.

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Highlander
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 4:35:52 PM

They wouldn't it's about premium content, not network access.

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SILVERAMMO
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 3:16:46 PM
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fuk that

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LightShow
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 3:28:22 PM
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if we're talking qore w/ all the demos/betas that usually go to either gamestop or online people to distribute as download keys, plus a psn game or two each month (even if its just like a mini or something) than maybe.

if were talkin stuff like pay for individual demos of super hyped games, than no.

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coverton341
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 3:43:03 PM
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If they do something like pay an annual fee and you get to DL a set number of games from the PSN per month or per year, AND those games were yours to keep and play for the remainder of the life of your PSN account then I would be down for it, BUT if those games expired then I don't really see the point.

I am interested in how Sony will pull this off. The PSN's major draw is that it is a free network and while I no doubt see it continuing to be so at least through the life of the PS3 it is bound to cause a stir.

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Poor_boy
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 4:19:10 PM
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As long as they keep the free subscription I'm happy.

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Mandalorion382
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 4:26:59 PM
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I would flatly refuse to pay. I hope sony are reading this cos they can stick a payment subscription up thair a**'s.

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Highlander
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 4:37:04 PM

If you would only READ the article, you would know not to write this.

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Mandalorion382
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 4:27:00 PM
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I would flatly refuse to pay. I hope sony are reading this cos they can stick a payment subscription up thair a**'s.

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fluffer nutter
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 6:31:50 PM

You only need to click once, not twice. ;)

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Deleted User
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 5:03:05 PM
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If I have to pay to play online I will personally take my PS3 to a Sony store near me and crash it through a window. I already pay 45 bucks a month to get online. With the economy the way it is, I cant afford any more money to play games monthly online. I mean, I dont even pay MMORPG monthy rates because I finally figured out what a scam they really are!

Japan will NEVER have to pay to play online and by god we shouldnt either. This will kill online gaming if this happens. Mark it down.

End of Line.

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Highlander
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 10:01:39 PM

My god, the lack of literacy today is astounding! We're normally a relatively level headed bunch that takes the time to read the articles before commenting. Not today it seems.

I just LOVE your slight undercurrent of xenophobia about Japan. Excellent. Well done you!</sarcasm>

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FlyingKickPunch
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 5:30:39 PM
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i just pooped my pants

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Deleted User
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 5:56:54 PM
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I rarely play online, so no, I wouldn't pay for the privilege to do so. Not worth it on the consoles.

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Victor321
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 6:39:14 PM
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I would not want to pay for PSN, seeing as how free online gaming has been embedded in our heads and the public's heads when they are being advertised, by Sony.

The PS3 is the only system that spearheads the idea and concept that free online gaming can be as good, or better than paid online gaming.

I stand firm on my belief.



:)

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Douchebaguette
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 8:09:56 PM
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I shall subscribe only if it accesses me into a completely different yet more awesome PSN.

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Douchebaguette
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 9:42:45 PM

To add to that: what if this new premium upgrade was Qore itself as a new and entirely different online service? Of course Qore would be still technically presented by PSN and accounts from both services could sync for sharing and gameplay.

Bah, I know in reality it's only a wishful suggestion.

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DeathOfChaos
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 8:50:47 PM
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Maybe there will be a Premium account that would have special game series specifically for the Premium account. This is the PS3 we're talking about, it probably wont be too much a month for this special service. Hell, it could be discounts or like a netflix thing like I had read somewhere else in the comments, but I doubt the netflix thing because they already have netflix available on the PS3 and I'm sure Sony gets a nice wad of money for letting Netflix use their fanbase for money.

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Banky A
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 9:19:20 PM
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Nope, I wouldn't pay.
But I'll be perfectly interested in what the premium features are anyway =]

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just2skillf00l
Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 10:56:01 PM
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As many others have said, as long as the existing non-paying features of the ps3 remain priceless, adding more content (premium) for a price shouldn't reek any havoc.

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___________
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 12:06:16 AM
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the day they start charging for PSN is the day my ps3 goes onto ebay.
huh how ironic, a friend of mine had this as his comment section in his profile and i called him crazy.
looks like he wasent so crazy after all.

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spiderboi
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 12:46:31 AM
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For premium, I'll take a pass. Internet speeds on my country's crappy, and whatever goodies premium service has, it won't be justified with the crappy internet here *sob*

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HAMCHUNKS
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 2:09:50 AM
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call me bias but i would pay for most anything PS brand puts out lol
i ready to go out and buy some PSN cards!

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JackC8
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 11:17:02 AM
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No. I barely use their online stuff the way it is.

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somethingrandom
Saturday, November 21, 2009 @ 1:30:21 AM
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there is about a 3% chance of me paying for it.

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coyo18
Sunday, November 22, 2009 @ 11:07:15 AM
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Maybe if I had a job I would even bother buying the online content... and then I just might get the premium account.

If and when that happens, let's hope that it's cheap and worth it (it probably will be)

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amoreno
Sunday, November 22, 2009 @ 8:47:08 PM
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If Sony has plans to make a MMO game like World of Warcraft for the PS3 then a premium subscription would be neccessary that's my guess.

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PaiNT_kinG
Monday, November 23, 2009 @ 3:38:08 AM
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<------CONFUSED O_o

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NetheRealm
Monday, November 23, 2009 @ 3:58:51 AM
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If it would get them to finally integrate cross chat & custom soundtracks in all games, PS2 backwards compatibility for all systems, Free Realms & Road Rash PS3 then sure charge for it if that's what it takes but just deliver the goods already. Personally I think they should take the money they waste developing HOME & give us all these things free instead.

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