Sony Pleased With PlayStation Plus Reception Thus Far
So, are you a PlayStation Plus member yet? After being unveiled at E3, the service has provided fans with a way of nabbing more stuff for a lesser cost.
Some say the $50 price tag is too high but others argue that you'll get your money back in free and discounted merchandise within the first month. Besides, it's $50 for the annual subscription; it isn't a monthly. But how is it being received thus far? the[a]listdaily spoke to PSN senior director Susan Panico about it and Sony is clearly satisfied with the service's progress. Said Panico:
"...we haven't released figures yet, but in the most recent month, it's been very successful. We've listened to the feedback and have tried to offer the content that they want. We are running a business, so we had to look at a way to create reoccurring revenue, and we looked to see what would people be willing to pay for and PSN Plus was what we came up with, providing all a lot of great content, exclusive discounts and exclusive access to betas and it enhances the overall experience for fans, but it also has a chance to reach a whole new audience for people who want whole new content."
She went on to say that after 16 years of being with Sony, things have never been more exciting. The PlayStation brand has escalated into a full entertainment product and service; Panico calls the PS3 "entertainment flypaper." "There's so much entertainment stickiness on the horizon," she said. And with the PlayStation Rewards headed our way in April, that should act as the perfect complement to PlayStation Plus. You should probably hop aboard if you haven't already...
12/7/2010 10:07:32 AM Ben Dutka