MasonicGamer.com: As you should know, Sony’s PlayStation Plus Service is coming to PS Vita, bringing discounts, cloud storage and, of course, a library of ever-changing games. The service has taken off rather well on the PS3, and could help sales of the Vita, which hasn’t brought in the figures Sony expected since launch. PlayStation Plus is an interesting idea, and one that the public at large may not be completely aware of, but I wonder if this next generation of consoles will see Microsoft adopting a similar service for their Xbox.
Sony aren’t the first company to release a subscription service that provides a library of games. No, that would be Sega, whose Sega Channel ran from 1994 to 1998, and was broadcast over existing television lines. It’s strange that it took well over a decade for another company to pick up where Sega left off, especially with the adoption rates of high speed internet in the mid-2000s.