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Could the PS Plus offering be ‘Too Good’?

onPause writes:

Sure, the headline in this post may look a little ridiculous but it is worth asking.

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xHeavYx1747d ago

PS+ pays for itself, you get a ton of free games that are relatively new, not 2006 games

badboy7761747d ago (Edited 1747d ago )

Online Gaming Services should've always remained Free. Xbox live has always been a Ripoff.

mcroddi1747d ago

yes, it totally pays for itself for the consumer, the question is, how big of a cost center is it for sony?

Section81747d ago

Yeah, it doesn't seem that Sony benefits at all.

Sevir1747d ago

Pretty sure they do, especially now, that it's mandatory on PS4, 70% of the Plus subscribers pay for it on PS4 so the revenue they are pulling in is just insane.

A bulk of PS+ owners bought year memberships on Black Friday this year. So Sony Raked in millions in profit and will rake in more as more people get with the program.

GameSpawn1746d ago

It's only mandatory for synchronous online play. I personally am very anti-social with games and rarely ever play online. ALL services, such as Netflix, Hulu, and even screenshots, videos, and streaming, besides the online multiplayer (PS4 only) and cloud saves is FREE on PlayStation.

Be careful playing the pay to play card. You can still get by without Plus on the PlayStation platforms. However, the biggest difference is that PS+ actually offers something of real value worth paying for above and beyond what you get free without force or "incentive".

I still pay for PS+, but solely for the additional discounts and Instant Library (the reasons that pay for themselves -- especially if you own multiple PlayStation platforms). Everything else under the PS+ umbrella is just icing on the cake for me.

spaceg0st1747d ago

huge reason why i switched from 360. I just wish we'd start seeing some quality ps4 offerings. Granted, i know games need to come OUT for it, but still. For $10 less a month, you have access to TONS of free AAA games. Games that i wouldn't want to drop $60 on, but would want to play through at least

cluckey071747d ago

They will come. Like you said they need to come out first. If they just give us every game free they will not make money.

iiwii1747d ago

Agree. And the best value is if you also have a PS3 you can get the free games for it too on the same account.

PS4 content will get better as games come out.

wsoutlaw871747d ago

im assuming drive club will still have a free version when it releases

DanielGearSolid1747d ago

Old games that are pretty good. Or hidden gems that sold like shit. Keep that in mind and you can pretty much guess whats coming out on PS Plus. (I'm kidding, but its fun to try and call it)

Section81747d ago

Just think of yourself as paying $50 for 1 digital copy game from the store and you're all set.

O-D-C1747d ago

It is a pretty awesome lineup

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