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Sony likes keeping things free: We like things being kept free, incidentally

While Microsoft continues to charge for its online service, Sony has remained adamant that the PS3 is the place to be for those who don't like paying for things. Claiming that Sony is keen on providing as many free services as possible, Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has been talking about the process of offering these services.

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Silogon3394d ago

I don't care about anything being free, if it's worth it I'll be glad to pay for it. You know, like some exclusive RPG's sony? Hell, why don't you release some PSN RPG since you don't want to take the gamble on disc based ones?

Stupid Sony being stupid but giving services for free to people who don't know what they need. PSN is great, for what it is, but I'd sure like to see Sony put more effort into obtaining or publishing some of their own RPG's.

Dyingduck3394d ago

lost flop
flop dragon
tales of flop
too flop
infinite flop

?

Dyingduck3394d ago (Edited 3394d ago )

I concur.

For your information, Disgaea3 (which wasn't even remotely hyped and is a SRPG) managed to deliver better than all your other flops...

We also have Valkyria Chronicles coming on November 11th

Shadow Man3394d ago

lost flop
flop dragon
tales of flop
too flop
infinite flop

?

Denges3394d ago

lost flop
flop dragon
tales of flop
too flop
infinite flop

?

Shadow Man3394d ago

lost flop.
flop dragon
tales of flop
too flop
infinite flop

?

juuken3394d ago

Then you're stupider than I thought.

nieto3394d ago (Edited 3394d ago )

that's so true.

Anyway i am paying for the internet service, games and console why the heck should i pay to play the games online too? i'm not rich you know!

Snukadaman_3394d ago

why do you care....you dont have a xbox anyways.....something tells me sony aint paying you enough to spread so much propaganda.

waltercross3394d ago (Edited 3394d ago )

Silver memberships cant play demo's on Live??
I Had to rub my eyes several times, did I understand that right?

ambientFLIER3394d ago

They can. They just have to wait a week when the new ones are released.

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Cajun Chicken3394d ago

I do like free services.
Sony seriously could do with a few more games in the genre department, since genres of games and exclusives are quite limited on the PS3 except for that, I'm quite happy with my purchased and have never looked back.

I just hope these quality free services continue after Home and Vidzone.

kittoo3394d ago

And support it, rather than M$ who are even charging for TF2 free content, even when Valve wants to keep it free.....
Go Sony

ReBurn3394d ago (Edited 3394d ago )

Keep it in perspective. Free DLC is possible on the 360. Just take Burnout Paradise as an example. You didn't have to pay for the Cagney update on the 360.

Sanhlami3394d ago

Sony is really trying to make the consumer happy with their free service, that aren't the best yet but is more then neccessary for free,sony ftw. Sony knows how to treat their customers.

SixTwoTwo3394d ago (Edited 3394d ago )

It would be nice and also very convienent if Sony could work with Apple on getting an iTunes app for the PS3.

JRaptor3394d ago

Unfortunately, not going to happen. Remember, Sony are in the music business as well. They'd be wanting to leverage the PS3 and make their own music service before putting a competitor's music store there.

SixTwoTwo3394d ago

Yeah but why devote resources to make your own service when iTunes already sells your music for you. And having iTunes would levarage the PS3 as being the only multimedia device outside of the PC/Mac with the service available.

JRaptor3394d ago (Edited 3394d ago )

Well, I think it would be stupid if Sony didn't eventually have a full integrated multimedia service, given that they have such a big presence in the film and music business.
Having their own store will give them much more flexibility in controlling the service and working it in with their other multimedia features.

They've already released a video store to make use of that content, and in Europe they are releasing other features that help make use of the PS3 as a multimedia entertainment centre in the living room. These are things like PlayTV and the recently announced music video service. Also, blu-ray and other media playback and media server streaming fits in with this. [Side note: they really need to release some official media server PC software].

Having their own music store would work much better with these existing services. They also have experience with the now defunct connect service, so it wouldn't be like they are starting completely from scratch. Home integration would also be a future opportunity that having their own store allows for.

Also, I can't remember exactly where I read this, but the big four music labels aren't exactly happy with the itunes situation of having their pricing restricted and one service having such a monopoly so that power goes towards the retailer rather than the labels. This is a big reason that the new Amazon music service has received support from all the labels - this would help the labels get back some of the leveraging power that they had with competition between brick and mortar stores.

So really, the opportunity is there in the market to create another music store and it would fit in well with all the other multimedia features they are trying to add to the ps3 to make it a one stop shop for home entertainment. Anyway, that's my take on where they should be going with the multimedia side of the ps3 - sorry for writing so much!

Edit: I'm not entirely sure, but it would also be another profit source for them having their own music store and taking a cut of sales wouldn't it?

SixTwoTwo3394d ago (Edited 3394d ago )

Ok then just make the service iPod compatible if possible lol.

mfwahwah3394d ago

They're already working on a music store. I don't have a link, but it's in the works.

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