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Are You Ready For Subscription Based Consoles?

As Pachter stated in his note, this is the cellular phone model of business and we’re all familiar with it; you buy the hardware at lower price, but the catch is, you’re locked in a certain minimum amount of time where you have to keep up with a subscription. It’s a double edged sword. On the one hand, some people may welcome the idea of a lower purchase point if for some reason they have to pay in cash and don’t have that kind of money on hand for a single purchase. On the other hand, consumers are paying much more money over time as the payment on the subscription becomes a long term money-sink.

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Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II1199d ago

Well I will already be buying my ps4 through flexible payment and I pay a minimum amount once a month which is very easy to keep up with but im not sure im a fan of this articles method of doing this as its alot stricter than buying from (littlewoods).

sengoku1198d ago (Edited 1198d ago )

sure if you don't have the money on hand a sub could be the difference between buying one or not.
but the rumored $300 and 2 year sub is still to steep for a big impact.

now a pay $0 with 2 year sub for $24 a month would move some consoles.

DarkBlood1199d ago

how about no you freaking deaky dutch bastard lol

Neko_Mega1198d ago

Not going to happen, Sony at best would do PS+ for PS4 and offer more stuff. But it won't be anything like XBL, but thats a bad way to go when how they are doing it is good.

But I do hope the PSN store does get fix, I'm sick of it being slow.

kreate1198d ago

yea the new ps store sucks... wish it just went back to the previous version.

same as HOME... wish it went back to how things were before.

Tales RPG addict1197d ago

I agree, but I'm not gonna like Gaikai since I'm the owner of 30+ PS1 games from FFVII - XenoGears, and more. I have 97 PS2 disc based games, and about 50 PS3 disc based games. So yeah i don't need to say more when it's obvious I'm a HUGE supporter of Disc based games.

When everything goes digital companies can screw you over, and what about when your console is no longer support you SOL(shit Outta LucK) unless they allow for you to transfer your download library to their next system.

Alos881198d ago

No, I want to just buy it and get it over with, having to worry about paying it in installments would be a major pain in the ass imo.

Aceman181198d ago

Exactly its a game console not a phone, I'll be buying my console(s) straight up front one price period.

who'd want to pay more than the actual cost of the product over a set time period?

Pro_TactX1198d ago

@Aceman18

If everyone had enough sense to do the math, "rent to own" places wouldn't exist.

Typical-Guy1198d ago

For me I'd rather own my OWN console, but it might be good for those who can't afford it at a high price!

hellvaguy1198d ago (Edited 1198d ago )

Options are good I suppose for some, but ya I'd rather just flat out save up and buy one.

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