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I just called Microsoft to cancel both of my Xbox live subscriptions until next fall because I only play COD and Halo online and those games both  come out in the fall. When I told the customer service representative the reason for my cancelation, which is I am going to play more games on playstation network because it is free and I currently cannot afford live.

The man than told me that Sony was going to start charging for online gaming in the spring. My first thought was bullshit, but than I started thinking could it be true?

So I ask you VGchartz do you think Microsoft would lie to their customers about a competing company or does Microsoft some how really have insight into Sony's internal operation plan?

I still think it was bullshit.

(On a side note, the guy convinced me to retain one of my gold accounts for three months because I was already bieng charged $10 for my main account PassionOfGandhi and they offered me 3 months for $11. So I am happy with their offer and I am a sucker. )



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Probably one dude who works on comission base... I lied a lot when I worked for greenpeace getting donaters... >_>



 

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NiKKoM said:

Probably one dude who works on comission base... I lied a lot when I worked for greenpeace getting donaters... >_>

Yeah, but it still makes me wonder if his boss told him to say things like that and I wonder if anyone else has ever been told similar stories from customer servive representatives.



No wonder Microsofts been kicking Sony's ass this generation... they know their moves 3 months in advance!!! :O



could be true...psn was far in the red i heard



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It's plausible that Microsoft as a corporation knows more about what's going on with Sony and PSN than we do, but it's not really plausible that some random customer service rep is privvy to that information.  Was probably just him using a rumor he'd heard or made up based on that interview lately where it was said that PSN is in the red but Sony thinks it'll be in the black soon and not something he was told by people higher up in the company or told to lie about by his bosses.



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That guy is just sad for the loss of business. 



Kaz Hirai said that PSN is going to be profitable in the next fiscal year which starts on April 1st, 2011. Based on that one could make the assumption that Sony is going to start charging for online play. It's not necessarily lying, could be just a guess that favors Microsoft, of course. After all, online play being free on PSN is the biggest advantage it has over Xbox Live.



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chocoloco said:
NiKKoM said:

Probably one dude who works on comission base... I lied a lot when I worked for greenpeace getting donaters... >_>

Yeah, but it still makes me wonder if his boss told him to say things like that and I wonder if anyone else has ever been told similar stories from customer servive representatives.

Well.. didn't Kasz say PSN will be in the black next fiscal year or something? and Sony's new fiscal year starts in the spring.. soooooo... dum dum dum... ;)



 

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I can't imagine Sony will be charging online play on PS3. I'm sure it would cause all sorts of legal issues. I mean people were ready to sue over the removal of Linux support.

Safe bet the guy was lying or maybe got bad info.



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