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Should Sony charge for PSN membership?

Yes, it makes sense. 108 24.16%
 
NO! 297 66.44%
 
I couldn't care less, man-bear-pig! 42 9.40%
 
Total:447

PS+ is stealthily their version of Gold but in my opinion, it's better.



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man-bear-pig said:
Carl2291 said:
Because they don't need to.

A big draw for a lot of people to PS3, is being able to play online without having to pay extra.


They definately do need to! They are in big trouble at the moment and if they were to charge £30 a year for PSN the PS3 sales would also increase i think, as they would be in direct competition with microsoft.

How would PS3 sales increase? Tell me now, you!!

It would cause quite a big backlash if they suddenly started charging people for something they have been doing for free for many years (the SOPA kind of backlash).



They will for next generation but they can't now because it will backfire badly.
PS4 games with the new psn 2.0 will definitely be charging money.
They are looking at microsoft, and xbox live makes them so much money.
They have to make psn really good though before charging money.



Because no sane person would pay for it.



pezus said:
man-bear-pig said:
Carl2291 said:
Because they don't need to.

A big draw for a lot of people to PS3, is being able to play online without having to pay extra.


They definately do need to! They are in big trouble at the moment and if they were to charge £30 a year for PSN the PS3 sales would also increase i think, as they would be in direct competition with microsoft.

How would PS3 sales increase? Tell me now, you!!

It would cause quite a big backlash if they suddenly started charging people for something they have been doing for free for many years (the SOPA kind of backlash).

Yeah, im sure there would be some stubborn fanboys initially, but they would still stay with Sony because it would still be cheaper than microsoft. Sales would increase because at the moment they are seen as completely different kinds of systems, but if Sony were to implement a PSN charge it would put them in direct competition and they would become substitutes for each other, and as comsumers want to spend the least amount of money possible, they would choose PS3 over Xbox. The Sony board of directors must out of their minds! There are no negatives IMO.



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Chrizum said:
Because no sane person would pay for it.


But they play for Gold...



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Xbox One: What are you doing Dave?

Because Sony cares for their gamers more than other gaming companies



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man-bear-pig said:
pezus said:
man-bear-pig said:
Carl2291 said:
Because they don't need to.

A big draw for a lot of people to PS3, is being able to play online without having to pay extra.


They definately do need to! They are in big trouble at the moment and if they were to charge £30 a year for PSN the PS3 sales would also increase i think, as they would be in direct competition with microsoft.

How would PS3 sales increase? Tell me now, you!!

It would cause quite a big backlash if they suddenly started charging people for something they have been doing for free for many years (the SOPA kind of backlash).

Yeah, im sure there would be some stubborn fanboys initially, but they would still stay with Sony because it would still be cheaper than microsoft. Sales would increase because at the moment they are seen as completely different kinds of systems, but if Sony were to implement a PSN charge it would put them in direct competition and they would become substitutes for each other, and as comsumers want to spend the least amount of money possible, they would choose PS3 over Xbox. The Sony board of directors must out of their minds! There are no negatives IMO.

Woot? But PSN already costs no money, so it's already a lot cheaper than Live Gold. Putting a price on PSN won't help it. What you're saying is so crazy that, in fact, I think you must be seeing sharkbearpusses right now!



man-bear-pig said:

They definately do need to! They are in big trouble at the moment and if they were to charge £30 a year for PSN the PS3 sales would also increase i think, as they would be in direct competition with microsoft.


They don't need to. Not at all. They've sold over 60 Million consoles without charging for it.

60 Million users, who will suddenly have to pay "£30 a Year" to play online after it being free for 5 Years? No. They'd go apeshit.



man-bear-pig said:
pezus said:
man-bear-pig said:
Carl2291 said:
Because they don't need to.

A big draw for a lot of people to PS3, is being able to play online without having to pay extra.


They definately do need to! They are in big trouble at the moment and if they were to charge £30 a year for PSN the PS3 sales would also increase i think, as they would be in direct competition with microsoft.

How would PS3 sales increase? Tell me now, you!!

It would cause quite a big backlash if they suddenly started charging people for something they have been doing for free for many years (the SOPA kind of backlash).

Yeah, im sure there would be some stubborn fanboys initially, but they would still stay with Sony because it would still be cheaper than microsoft. Sales would increase because at the moment they are seen as completely different kinds of systems, but if Sony were to implement a PSN charge it would put them in direct competition and they would become substitutes for each other, and as comsumers want to spend the least amount of money possible, they would choose PS3 over Xbox. The Sony board of directors must out of their minds! There are no negatives IMO.


like you say : " comsumers want to spend the least amount of money possible"

paying 0 dolars better than paying 60 dolar each year...