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daredevil.shark said:
brute said:
This is all of PSN sales right? Not just revenue from + subscribers?

PS+, online game, movie, TV series sales, Hulu, DLC etc all combined.

Sony doesn't own any stake in Hulu so how exactly are they making money from Hulu?  Did they hide Netflix and Hulu behind the PS+ paywall?  Do you have to pay for PS+ in order to stream Hulu and Netflix?  If so that sucks and is bullshit



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Lawlight said:

You can continue living in the past. In the meantime PS has been destroying the competition and has been hugely successful.

The word hugely should be banned from use after hearing it from the Trump team constantly. 



ZhugeEX said:
This isn't a slight on Nintendo as some are taking it.

It's more to show how big PlayStation Network is for Sony's Game segment.

Digital is driving incremental growth this gen, not just through full game downloads , but through subscription services, DLC, Microtransactions and other post launch games content.

It also shows the huge opportunity available to Nintendo in growing its own digital business which didn't fare too well on 3DS and Wii U. If it can offer a good service worth paying for on Switch then we'll see plenty of growth from Nintendo's digital segment too.

Folks, pay attention....



                                                                                                                                            

Slownenberg said:
obviously this will be a very good business model for nintendo then. Nintendo has been missing out on a lot of free money up until now.

It doens't help when they have to reset their VC collection, each generation. And take forever, to release the stuff people want.



archer9234 said:
Slownenberg said:
obviously this will be a very good business model for nintendo then. Nintendo has been missing out on a lot of free money up until now.

It doens't help when they have to reset their VC collection, each generation. And take forever, to release the stuff people want.

In 7 years the Switch VC will be almost on par with the Wii VC.  Hey at least I was able to transfer my Wii VC to the Wii U.  That's something 360 and PS3 owners could never do when going with Xbox One and PS4.  So much for that transfer to the Switch.  That'll eventually come at some "discounted" price.



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sethnintendo said:
daredevil.shark said:

PS+, online game, movie, TV series sales, Hulu, DLC etc all combined.

Sony doesn't own any stake in Hulu so how exactly are they making money from Hulu?  Did they hide Netflix and Hulu behind the PS+ paywall?  Do you have to pay for PS+ in order to stream Hulu and Netflix?  If so that sucks and is bullshit

I am no expert and do not use hulu in PS4. However as a platform owner Sony will certainly take some cash. Even if it sucks and it's bullshit people loves it.



daredevil.shark said:
sethnintendo said:

Sony doesn't own any stake in Hulu so how exactly are they making money from Hulu?  Did they hide Netflix and Hulu behind the PS+ paywall?  Do you have to pay for PS+ in order to stream Hulu and Netflix?  If so that sucks and is bullshit

I am no expert and do not use hulu in PS4. However as a platform owner Sony will certainly take some cash. Even if it sucks and it's bullshit people loves it.

Yea well I'd just use a Roku or any other device that can stream without having to pay for an extra charge.  Reminds me of Microsoft hiding Netflix behind Xbox Live membership because at first they were the only system to have Netflix.  Microsoft changed course once Sony and Nintendo got Netflix and no longer required Live subscription to view Netflix on the 360.  I don't think Sony is putting Netflix and Hulu behind PS+ account but you never know.



Green098 said:

Good thing Nintendo's doing a paid online subscription service this generation!

You're joking, right? I don't want to pay for online services! Dx



 

              

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ZhugeEX's comments are kinda similar to how I felt when I heard these news. There's a lot of potential to make more profit from their digital services if they focus more on it. Nintendo's sitting on so many games new and old they can add to their shop, but continue to slug behind, the Wii U's eshop being worse than the Wii's, lacking certain games and just overall being kinda sparse. Hopefully they change that with the Switch. They could do so much more with their VC for starters.



 

              

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Cloudman said:
Green098 said:

Good thing Nintendo's doing a paid online subscription service this generation!

You're joking, right? I don't want to pay for online services! Dx

Nope! Why should Nintendo let Sony and Microsoft rake in the cash via paid online subscriptions, it provides a huge source of income each month that most people pay for because it provides access to one of the most important features of games. Besides it costs money to run and support an online infraststructure, having free online costs the company money to have. Besides Nintendo's online service is like more than half the price of Sony's and Microsoft's, sure it doesn't give you free games each month of which are 90% of the time games I don't care about and I wouldn't waste storage space downloading even if they are free. You still get access to the online (the only thing a really care about of the subscription), discounts, phone app and a free virtual console game to play during that month which has added online features. Besides people always complained about Nintendo's online and they're only giving people what they wished for, the revenue generated can go towards a better and more quality service.

Anyways Nintendo would of been stupid to keep not charging for online, and only shooting themselves in the foot. It would be a consistent expensive that they'd have to pay for and people would just keep complaining about the quality you get when something like this is free.

I'll gladly pay a small sum a year for such a feature and monthly access to a virtual console title that has added online to it.

Of course everyone would obviously prefer something to just be free, but it would just be hypocritical of me to start to slander Nintendo for charging for online, when I've been paying for xbox live like it's just second nature and a standard thing to just expect on consoles these days.