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|Comment #1 by Tinyshade |
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 05:19:57 AM
|Fair enough. Sony is very customer friendly and they can count me in for the long ride. The ps4 can't come soon enough! |
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|Comment #2 by E10phoenix |
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 05:24:07 AM
|Literally nobody should be complaining. The amount of games sony give away with Ps Plus make it more than worth the price! Sometimes you get games that you wouldn't usually play and end up enjoying them!|
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|Comment #3 by langedougie |
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 05:28:42 AM
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|Comment #4 by SweGabe |
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 05:36:08 AM
|Only sounds like good news to me! |
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|Comment #5 by langedougie |
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 05:37:07 AM
|Been a member of the plus from day 1, |
The discounts; Free games; acces to beta versions; exclusive items; free avatars and backgrounds; ...
And this all for 3 systems....
All these things made me buy more than 2500 items in the store allready and if you would count the normal price compared to the discounted price, I can surely say it saved me a couple of €1000 GO SONY; GO PS4; GAME...SET...MATCH
One more thing 1 am wishing for... Trophies for the older/all games (Imagine FF7 with trophies...)
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|Comment #6 by zpam |
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 05:39:28 AM
|Good stuff |
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|Comment #7 by eusivecom |
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 05:40:17 AM
|But £350 is $550 and €399 is $535. Then for plus £39.99 is $62. |
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|Comment #8 by langedougie |
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 05:44:56 AM
|Yes shipping costs much, |
Its always been like this and will never change.
Think of it in this way: Construction costs are lower in the homeland. Probaly the reason why the other console costs more...
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|Comment #9 by Ruzzi7 |
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 05:45:28 AM
No, it will be 39 or 49$, It's always us european gamers being disadvantaged by the currency exchange, it wont happen to the US
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|Comment #10 by bobbysteve15 |
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 05:48:09 AM
Do what? i think you've got your prices wrong there buddy
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|Comment #11 by eusivecom |
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 05:54:27 AM
|@7 posting on my xperia cut half my post!! |
As a UK gamer Iam sick of the made up exchange rate that Sony use. Non of the figures make sense.
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|Comment #12 by langedougie |
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 06:01:07 AM
|Than microsoft has srewed gamers even more I think |
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|Comment #13 by Jimbo76 |
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 06:07:45 AM
|Sony has defo got my money on launch day. M$ can fook off until they sort the drm and 24hr sign in business out. |
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|Comment #14 by MrT2 |
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 06:24:27 AM
|@8 Shipping costs peanuts, the economies of scale really matter here, it's about $7,000 to move a shipping container anywhere in the world (private single container rate, Sony/Microsoft will be moving hundreds on a contract, so another saving there), and you can fit about 1-2,000 consoles in a container. |
And the other console, as you put it, costs more because it's bundled with Kinect, and because they think they can get away with charging more.
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|Comment #15 by drkrZEN |
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 06:37:24 AM
|Plus is awesome and I intend to own all three of Sony's systems at some point, only got PS3 for now, so having Plus span all three makes an already worth it premium service all the better. |
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|Comment #16 by Achievement Guy |
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 06:49:13 AM
|As an XBL Gold member who will not be getting an XBONE, I've been following a lot of what Sony is doing now. On Xbox 360 you have to subscribe to even download free to play games or just to watch Netflix. Really wish I had been chasing Trophies all this time instead of Achievements... |
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|Comment #17 by mshaw213 |
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 06:58:52 AM
|@7 - there are also Sales Taxes to take in to account. 20% of the UK price will be VAT, so the actual console cost will be nearer £291 + VAT, which works out at $454 (so still slightly more expensive). |
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|Comment #18 by EveryVillainIsLemons |
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 07:07:37 AM
|@16. It's ok they're not real. |
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|Comment #19 by sanchezz4387 |
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 07:11:51 AM
|sony keep stamping on M$, im so happy they learnt their lesson from the ps3. i cant wait to get this console day 1 and support sont for actually listening anf giving us what we want...plus ps+ is such an insanely worthwhile service i have no problems paying £40 a year |
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|Comment #20 by netbean |
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 07:20:32 AM
|When I heard that PS+ was needed for standard multiplayer my heart sank, it was simply sony following microsofts anti-consumer lead & dropping one of their biggest selling points straight out of the gate, spoiling an otherwise perfect E3... I was bummed, but then shuhei yoshida stated that F2P multiplayer would not need PS+ subscription which I think is a very smart move (planetside 2 & blacklight retribution %100 free? yes please). Now, I'm very glad to hear that cross chat/video sharing is not behind a PS+ paywall, which I expected, thank god. I never subscribed to plus on principal because I didn't want the XBLA model forced onto us playstation gamers for PS4 (and I owned pretty much all games they offered already). Sure it's worth the price now, but I'm worried that the good value PS+ offers at the moment will diminish as everyone will start subscribing for MP, so basically they'll not need to entice us as much with free full games. Really I believe that they should've locked cross chat/vid sharing to PS+ and kept multiplayer free, after all isn't a PS4 just a souped up PC? MP on PC is free! I'm going to hold off a PS+ sub for a few months and see what value it really offers next-gen & stick to my singleplayer & free-to-play games on PS4, & my PS3 for battlefield / call of duty. Damn you Bill Gates for setting the standard in greed forcing others to follow your lead |
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|Comment #21 by xD Rick |
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 07:28:46 AM
|PSN+ is a awesome service, and let Xbox Live way behind in terms of advantages. |
I have both PS3 and Xbox 360, used to play 360 a lot more than my PS3.
But now Sony will have my exclusivity, because they owned M$ big time.
They proved they are friends of their consumers, and will have my friendship too.
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|Comment #22 by Dangisckatgamin |
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 07:29:47 AM
The PS+ Should get better as their subscriber rate will quadruple if you ask me.
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|Comment #23 by crymsonglacius |
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 07:32:01 AM
|@20 As much as I hate to admit it you have to face the fact that XBL has been able to far exceed PSN in capability solely on the fact that there customers pay for it and we dont. Now what infuriates me to no end with XBL is that they double dip. If im paying $60 a year for XBL why the hell do I haveto see advertisements scattered all over my live wall? |
We knew free MP was going to die someday and who knows you may be right, for PS5 it might be PS+ with no free games at all but we'll just have to wait and see.
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|Comment #24 by YurtleTehTurtle |
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 07:47:31 AM
|As someone who has paid for XBL Gold for the past six years I've got no problem whatsoever with being forced to continue PS Plus in order to game online on PS4, as it stands just with the Instant Game Collection alone it represents excellent value for money. |
Sony have also promised to plow the additional income back into the service which I sincerely hope will see improvements to syncing (background please)and update speed, both of which are currently far better on XBL Imo.
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|Comment #25 by oldskoolrave |
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 07:48:24 AM
|@7 the difference between the console prices is probably more to do with us in the UK having to pay VAT @ 20%. Take that into account in the price & theres not alot in it :) |
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|Comment #26 by oldskoolrave |
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 07:55:23 AM
|On the PS+ front, I've been a member for nearly a year now & can highly recommend it. The only prob i have is not having enough time to play all the free games you get. Bargain for £40.00 in my opinion |
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|Comment #27 by Naps |
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 08:35:08 AM
|Like they said, you already get Drive Club for free which is about £39 retail (or £49 digital LOL for some reason digital games cost more on launch day) and that alone will cover the COST of your 1 year subscription... THEN comes the FREE games every month for PS4/PS3/PSVita so if you got all three gaming devices, you're in for a feast. |
WHAT I WANT for PS4 is the ability to delete games you don't want in your virtual shelf. Even if it means you only get the option to purge unwanted games quarterly/semester or heck even once a year, just give us the chance to spring clean...
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|Comment #28 by nintendo64X |
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 08:57:09 AM
As more people join they'll do less incentives overtime, think like how popular brand foods serving sizes shrink...to cut cost.
That's if they're game though.
On topic, good to know all of this, might end up only being sony exclusives needed + service, as it may deter people from playing their games online...more online, more chances to push out dlc, more interactivity with customers...unless the publishers get a cut or some deal and we, the consumer get supposedly better online games when they're psn+ enabled.
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|Comment #29 by Birdman-716 |
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 11:59:10 AM
|@ 27 |
Or at least a sort feature so I don’t have to go through 1000 add-ons, games, themes, etc. to find the one thing I want to download.
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|Comment #30 by czar2020 |
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 12:28:24 PM
|Smart people at sony. |
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|Comment #31 by DrillerFil |
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 12:33:42 PM
|i didnt bother with Just Cause2 and once it was on ps+ and i played it, it became my fav game of this generation. the value is abnormal. i havent bought any game except MGR:R in the last year and im still not finished with the instant game collection. RDR, Crysis2, Motorstorm, DOA5 etc etc. games i wanted to buy, but they gave them away in ps+. 50€/year well spend |
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|Comment #32 by valdezerocool |
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 12:41:43 PM
|Drive Club sounds cool day 1 even a partial version, I don't like racing games at all but I will try it if it's part of the Plus program. |
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|Comment #33 by diskdocx |
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 01:03:32 PM
|I don't have a major issue with this, $50/yr is no big deal IF it means no more online passes (which it shouldn't, as now we are paying to play online), and IF the freebies going forward aren't going to be feature stripped 'demos'. |
This isn't a complaint, but I do find it concerning that Drive Club is limited features - does that mean only part of the game? no trophies?
I would hate to see Plus offerings become the new stardard of demo.
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|Comment #34 by Intruder777 |
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 01:27:57 PM
|Great work Sony and all involved.... |
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|Comment #35 by SilverGriever |
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 02:03:04 PM
|@2 I can complain all I want cuz this is kind of a deal breaker for me. |
I can't buy PS+ not because I can't afford it but because I don't have an international credit card. I don't have any means to buy the subscription either. Where I live there are no prepaid PSN cards to buy stuff online and there even isn't a PSN store for my country.
Which means I have to LIE about my nationality and make a foreign PSN account and then find a way to buy the PSN cards from that country just so I can play multiplayer on the PS4!
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|Comment #36 by mjc0961 |
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 03:06:23 PM
|Sounds like I'm getting screwed up the bum. All the fancy social features like the share button are free to use even though they're what's causing move from free to play online to pay to play online? |
How about multiplayer stays free like it is on PS3 and people who want to use the Share button are required to subscribe to Plus?
@2: I can complain because PS+ doesn't give away anything, it lets you rent stuff. It lets you rent old as hell stuff I either already played or never want to play. I have never been a subscriber on PS3 because it's been a terrible value. Now they're making it an even worse value by removing features and at the same time forcing us to buy into it if we want to enjoy all the features of games we already paid $60 for. The only reason this isn't the biggest dick move a console manufacturer is pulling in the 8th gen is because Microsoft completely blotched the Xbox One. But this is still a pretty massive dick move for Sony to pull.
On top of that, all people like you have done for the lifespan of the PS3 is talk about how shit it was that Microsoft is doing it. But now that it's Sony, nobody has any right to complain? Fuck that, it's still a dick move and I'm going to complain about it.
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|Comment #37 by manningeire |
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 04:05:18 PM
|The only problem I see with this is that I have too many free games to play |
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|Comment #38 by ImonaBadTrip |
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 05:28:31 PM
|@2 Sony hasn't released a game yet for PS+ in the last 2 years that I hadn't already played 6 months prior to that. So yea im complaining now im forced to buy it just to play multiplayer the free online was the only reason I bought a ps3 but now reconsidering what system im going to buy. |
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|Comment #39 by Jay_Cash |
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 07:09:19 PM
|@38 That's funny because you'll also have to pay a subscription on the Xbox to play online, and without it more features are blocked. Plus, they won't be giving away many, if any, games and whatnot. But if you're referring to getting a Wii U instead, then have fun I guess. |
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|Comment #40 by ImonaBadTrip |
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 07:22:46 PM
|@39 Im referring to the xbone. Sony hasn't impressed me with the ps4 so im switching over to Microsoft. |
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|Comment #41 by poetic_justice_ |
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 08:48:20 PM
|@40 ImonaBadTrip, how can you be impressed/unimpressed by something you haven't even gotten your hands on? That's like saying you don't like the way a car handles without ever driving it. |
I think you're going to get burned going to MS for multiplayer. Look, MS is NOT friendly. This is the company that punishes players for upgrading their HDD, and that's just one example:
MS: "Oh, you don't have enough space on this factory installed 4GB HDD? Want to upgrade to 500GB? WHAT?! You did it yourself with a $60 dollar HDD?! NO, NO, NO!" [bans console from Xbox Live] "You should have gone through us! We would have sold you a 500GB console for a mere $400! Well, yes, you would have saved $360 dollars but that's the point! With Microsoft, you can't save 360! Get it? 360? It's a joke we made up. It's almost as funny as the 4GB HDD which you paid $250 for! Ha ha ha!"
Remember when Xbox 360 came out? Every one of the Day 1 consoles released was dead within a year from heat issues. MS offered free replacements of ALL 360's released within the first year because they knew their product was garbage. They didn't care about the customers when they intentionally promoted a flawed product; they just wanted to get the jump on Sony. It worked - Xbox 360 has the lion's share of the console market this generation - but your online multiplayer switch to Xbox will mean nothing if your console doesn't function.
Oh, and Sony's Day 1 PS3 consoles (20GB and 60GB) sell for as much now as new consoles: $400. That's after being out for six years. You won't find that kind of love and attention to detail with MS.
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|Comment #42 by ImonaBadTrip |
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 09:56:38 PM
|@41 not just the online but the lineup of exclusives MS has right now. I'll probably get a ps4 just might be until 2015. The only game sony has that i'm interested in is Beyond two souls and that's for ps3 so other then that theres really no need to rush into buying a ps4. Sony didn't have as many faulty consoles but there 60gb ylod (happened to me) a good amount of people that's why they had to stop making it and went to just 80gb. the reason they sell for that much is that sony has taken away all the features that it launched with to keep the price down. The ps3 has taken more away since launch then it has added and its kind of disappointing. |
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|Comment #43 by SFullbrook |
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 09:57:18 PM
|I've paid for xbox live for over 4 years, had a 360 a longer than that.. |
I got my ps3 back in December, and with the disaster that was E3. I am now starting to play it. Bought PS+ $50, no tax? I played through Machinarium and The Cave already. Started Uncharted 3, and downloading Saints Row the third.. Basically got my money back already :)
I'm looking forward to getting a PS4
Between all the free games I just got, and Ni no Kuni coming in the mail, I doubt I will be touching my 360 very much :) (except for rockband :P)
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|Comment #44 by maiku1 |
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 10:02:11 PM
|@40, see ya. Have fun with whoever else bought an Xbone. |
It's hard to talk sense to someone who has none.
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|Comment #45 by Adzer2 |
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 10:06:28 PM
|Im not a PS plus member right now but I will get it for PS4, worth it in the long run I feel |
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|Comment #46 by imkotu |
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 @ 01:24:59 AM
|if the ps4 still has trophies they absolutley should not include online trophies |
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|Comment #47 by langedougie |
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 @ 01:41:31 AM
|@ 36 |
From the number of posts you put on this website I can see that you spend more time in posting than in playing.
Yes with plus you rent the game, whats the problem with that. People that like to have a game forever mostly buy the disk of the game.
Also think of this once: When you get all trophys of any not disk based game, how much time do you spend with it afterwards. Maybe one or 2 games I have grabbed back at after I got all trophies and than it was mostly cause MP was so fun
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|Comment #48 by Nutty Scouser |
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 @ 01:49:09 AM
|i will be joining PS + |
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|Comment #49 by langedougie |
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 @ 01:51:27 AM
|@ 40 do you really think that these games stay exclusive... |
Haven't you seen how much games in the last years have jumped to sony
And don't give me any crap that you want to play that games from day one. There are just to much games to play them all fully and completely till the end. We can wait. In the end we also got games like Mass effect, dead rising2,
coming up far cry and rayman legends
Yes quantum Break and Dead rising 3 look good.... ow wait, That we're just trailers we have seen...
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|Comment #50 by XxMayhemxX |
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 @ 04:52:17 AM
|First to get this out of the way... |
PS1 since 97 and PS2 since 02 owner.. bought a PS3.. love it.. but bought a 360 also.. and I kinda switched, and started buying all my non exclusives for 360... all because of the achievment system over the trophy system...
Someone already mentioned it tho.. A service I pay for live gold, litters my screens with fucking advertisments, becuz xbox/M$ are money grubbing greedy whores who don't give 2 shits about the consumer, just our money... Now are ruining the next system.. and I'm coming back ppl.. back to the company that raised me into adulthood, Sony... PS4.. and I couldn't be happier.. I only watch Netflix on PS3.. my question is this.. does Netflix fall in or out of the PS+ paywall? Tho I guess it doesn't matter cuz for cheaper then what I pay for live, i know i'll get ps+ so no big deal i suppose.
Imonabadtrip... you stuck with ps3 solely for its free online.. yet since ps4 is charging for online your moving to xbone? You do realize live is more expensive then ps+ right? Might wanna get all your facts right before just spouting off nonsense... That or I just caught you your either trollin or a M$ employee... your logic makes no sense... If your entire decision was based on free online, you might as well stick with the cheaper one no? Well you did mention games,, at least you didn't mention the day one dlc laden Killer Instinct demo, err clone.. or whatever the hell it is.. Fuck M$... period...
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|Comment #51 by Crazyglue |
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 @ 02:37:44 PM
|plus is getting better and better, any ps3 gamer without it nowadays is missing out big time and for anyone who will be getting a ps4 to not get plus is just pure madness |
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|Comment #52 by JetFury |
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 @ 11:26:39 PM
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|Comment #53 by Light-and-magic |
Thursday, June 20, 2013 @ 09:30:54 AM
|Saving to the cloud is something they should really make available to all members imo.. |
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|Comment #54 by Captain Kupo |
Monday, June 24, 2013 @ 08:37:23 PM
|was a bit angry at first, but then i realized you still get free games, and its 10 dollars cheaper than xbl |
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|Comment #56 by care_bear_kiIIer |
Sunday, July 07, 2013 @ 06:46:11 AM
|@55 are you trying to tell them to fix that? |
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|Comment #57 by nicogr78 |
Saturday, July 20, 2013 @ 01:56:49 AM
|Sony offers free games and goodies on psplus now because is something not everyone uses so they try to get people to buy the subscription. |
But if psplus becomes the standard and everyone has it because they want to play online and from the other side for xbox ofcourse you have to pay then the 2 consoles will get in even ground.
I very much doubt that sony after this new reality will give good free games as it does now. It will probably give some very low profile games that not many will be interested in but it wont matter because everyone will buy the psplus for the online play and not the games.
For example i dont use psplus now because i m not interested in the free games. But i will have to get the psplus on ps4 nomatter the free games because i want to play online.
So in conclusion people that say that they dont mind paying for psplus because its so much better than xbox live are wrong. Sony will not have incentive to keep it better in the future if everyone cashes in anyway