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PlayStation Plus Has Become A "Nice Weapon In Our Arsenal" Says Sony

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It's been money well spent on my part. I remember when my cousin finally got a PS3 during the summer, he wasn't sure on whether he wanted to pay another £39.99 a year on top of his Xbox Live subscription. I told him about the Instant Game Collection. He subscribed later that night. The Instant Game Collection is an amazing incentive.



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theres nothing that comes close to the value ps+ offers. its something that more people should definitely be made aware of and im glad sony have realised this. looking forward to see what we get free on the vita :)



Gehirnkrampf said:
I think PS+ is very profitable for Sony, the Publishers and even the gamers.
I'd love to see some official numbers how many subscribers there are. Let's say there are 3 million people. In the EU it is 65 Dollars a year, but lets just say 50 Dollars p.a.
So that's a total of 150 million USD. And what they basically do is giving money to the publishers for their games which don't do very high numbers anymore. I mean, how much money do they have to invest to giveaway a game like Bulletstorm which sold like 400k on the PS3. That shouldn't be too much, maybe like 1 million USD. Peanuts for the PS+ money pool, but free money for the publisher. The only really expensive deal was Red Dead Redemption, i think Sony had to pay good money for it, since it is a real blockbuster and still sells well.

PS+ is an awesome value for the gamers, and everyone should participate. Heck, the more people get into it, the more value could be added (to sonys wallet, too).

I doubt Sony gave them any money (I hope) in the case of First party games obviously they own them so that doesn't matter. But for games like Red Dead they reduced the price of the DLC when it came out so people think oh i'll buy the DLC (Instead of buying used then not having money for DLC) so everyone wins, consumers have Red dead for free, Sony and Rockstar get money from the DLC sold.

In the case of Borderlands the DLC was on sale but it was clearly to get people excited for Borderlands 2. But for new release PSN games I would not know how that would work?  



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Panama said:
It makes me wish that Nintendo or MS would adopt a similar subscription model.

Microsoft never will. I think Nintendo will bring a similiar service in a year or two. 



Sounds like a win/win situation for everybody involved--gamers and coorporations. I'm happy that Sony has found a winner. How happy? I won't even turn this thread into a flame war like I originally intended!



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Good, I'm glad :D

I still haven't subscribed yet. I'm keeping an eye on the extra reductions they offer for plus members, and when I feel they're enough to warrant the price for me then I'll definitely subscribe.



maverick40 said:
Panama said:
It makes me wish that Nintendo or MS would adopt a similar subscription model.

Microsoft never will. I think Nintendo will bring a similiar service in a year or two. 

Proof or just being pessimestic?

MS can easily throw in a free XBLA game every month if your a Gold member. Would be very easy to implement if they wanted to increase their value.



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Older and wiser. Still bias and proud though ;)

Interesting that Sony still hasn't released any numbers. This may say that allthough current subs are very happy, the total numbers arent high enough to brag about yet.



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Older and wiser. Still bias and proud though ;)

The Instant Game Collection idea sounds interesting. I'm curious, though... do you have permanent access to those games once you download them, or are they only available for the month?



 

i only skimmed the article but in short i love psn+ and i would stay it instills a large amount of customer loyalty towards sony for me. i would definitely miss psn+ if i were to move to MS's next gen console instead of sony's.