This may be old-ish new but, still interesting,
Sony is going to offer a paid, premium PlayStation Network subscription service in 2010, announced the publisher at an investor conference.
This is a big deal because Sony’s online service with the PlayStation 3 has always remained free (with paid content coming in the form of certain DLC for specific games or for video rentals/purchases) and is thus one of the system’s biggest selling points when compared to the Xbox 360. Whose online service costs $50 a year for a Gold membership that allows you to play games with others online and access other features.
The reason for this shift is Sony’s determination to make its videogames business profitable by next year. And they have realized how much money they COULD be getting that they aren’t currently.
Thoughts? Are you guys gonna be paying or not?