Want to buy a song on Itunes instead of buying the whole package? Itunes microtransactions. Half the reason Apple is is gouging out the gaming market. It's called Microtranactions. You pay for what you want.
If you pay for PSN Plus everything they have thats available to be played for free is up and ready to be seen before purchase of PSN Plus. Theres a lot of good stuff there and it's optional. Sony doesn't lock you out of your own personal subscriptions that you pay for. Microsoft should have Hulu Plus, Netflix and more on Silver beside you pay for all of those things despite their existence.
You're comparing the US tax system to an online OS subscription? Ok...this argument is over.
why should microsoft have these things for free? because the competiton, losing money with it, has it for free? just because microsoft isn't going the "we are so nice to you we give it for free" way doesn't mean they are assholes or whatever. it's a strategy, as much as sony's system is a strategy as well. they don't give you that for free because they like you so much, they do it because they hope to sell more consoles with this system. that's the only reason, it's a strategy to do it as much as microsoft has a startegy as well. but a different one.
and do you really believe 0 euros from ps+ is going to pay the psn costs for sony? they make money with it which they can use to reduce the loss of psn as example. who knows what they would do without playstation+ and so many users nowadays. maybe they would charge everyone as well, just for less, for mabye 20 bucks a year or so.it's not like sony is doing it like this: "everyone who pays for ps+ is getting so much extra, it's an even bigger loss for us". it's more like: "everyone who is paying for playstation+ is also paying a little bit for the people playing for free"