Will You Pay for Premium PSN?

Matt Banks says: "Since it's confirmed and I was debating this in my head this morning, I wanted to get all of your opinions on the matter. With a Premium PSN coming in 2010, will you pay for it? I fully understand that it will depends on what added benefit most people will get, but just remember that everything you have now on the PSN will continue to remain free, including online play.

Personally, I'm on the fence. I'm in the minority of vocal internet gamers who sees the value and benefit in Qore and don't mind paying for that every year. A lot of you disagree, and I respect your opinion. I'm sure I'll end up paying for it anyway just so I can tell you all about it, but if I wasn't in my current position, it's a tough call especially in this economy."

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Raf1k13189d ago

Online gaming will likely stay free which is basically the only thing I need PSN for other than download demos or DLC once in a while. As long as I can continue to do that without a fee I will probably not bother with the premium service.

Sony will need something to entice people into paying for the service so I'm guessing cross game chat might be one of those things (though I'm hoping it isn't).

Beta keys to big games as part of the service would certainly get me interested in it and I'm actually quite anxious to see what Sony offers in return for our cash.

Guido3189d ago

That we pay a set amount for a limited or unlimited number of downloadable content. If they say 20 bucks a month for all the movie downloads I want then yeah, that would be awesome. Same goes for PSN games. If they want a premium amount for unlimited DLC, now that would be awesome.

MAiKU3189d ago

Premium probably coincides with rental offers, which in that case i will not use it.

BUT if premium offers better services then of course i'll do that.

deadreckoning6663189d ago

If its an "all u can eat kinda thing" then yea. Id do it.

Sanzee3189d ago

I told you PSN would eventually resort to Xbox Live tactics

HolyOrangeCows3189d ago

I'll decide when they actually release some info on what it offers and what the cost is.

xGet_In_There3189d ago

is it resorting to Live tactics? You pay to play online for Live, PSN is free. This is an option, something like having Playboy channel on satellite radio haha.

Blaze9293189d ago

Nah, forget all the other mumbo jumbo - what really matters is gaming online for free. Amirite? I mean, that's what everyone says about Xbox LIVE.


dead_eye3189d ago

i'm sure i read something about paying for psn about a year and a half ago and i'm sure sony said that it would get you a bunch of downloads off the store (would have been just games then but could include videos now)
if it's something like this then i'd pay. or the quore thing

vhero3189d ago

A stupid question as we really don't know what we are gonna get yet. Why don't we wait for content line up first yeah?

Saaking3189d ago

If they offer some good stuff like instant access into betas, early demos, and maybe some other stuff I'll consider. As is, I'm very satisfied with PSN's free services.

Lifendz3189d ago (Edited 3189d ago )

maybe not. Great thing is I have that option. It's not forced on me to get online. So I might try it out, see how much I use the premium features, and go from there.

Heck, I'm trying Netflix now just cuz there isn't an initial fee acting as a barrier. All I have to pay is Netflix.

Honestly, I hear the Xbox guys go on and on about party chat and cross-game chat and I don't really get moved to have those features. So I guess we'll have to wait and see exactly what constitutes a premium account.

Either way, with MS making cash hand over fist with XBL fees, no one can say they didn't expect Sony to try to get in on that in some way or another.

harv0523189d ago

If it has anything to do with video stuff, I won't bother, as I will likely spend money for nothing. As I live in Canada, I don't have the PS Video Store, Netflix, I don't get jack sh*t!

presto7173189d ago

short and simple. I'm all for free online gaming. That is all I need.

Anon19743189d ago (Edited 3189d ago )

That's the main thing. I don't mind paying extra for features, but let's face it. The whole purpose of the PSN is to game online.

I felt with XBL, I couldn't care less about any of their additional features and I never used them. I never once used cross game chat, I tried the video service but it was no difference, and more expensive then the video-on-demand service my cable company offered, I don't care about Facebook or twitter. All I wanted to do was game online. Both services let me do that equally, one is free.

I subscribe to Qore right now and like it. If they role Qore into the premium package I'll probably be onboard. Otherwise, it depends on what the premium service offers. If it's just something lame that I'll never use like cross game chat, or exclusive demos I have no time to play, I'll pass.


"Will You Pay for Premium PSN?"

ps3 gamer- "no, because it won't out weigh what is given as free"

and so the service will fail.

and then maybe when sony has lost lots of money on trying this stolen idea they will steel an other one and add in online so the service can make back it's loses.

Lifendz3188d ago

If the MGS Rising were PS3 exclusive would you have a picture of Raiden as your avatar?

Elvfam5113188d ago (Edited 3188d ago )

Psn online will REMAIN FREE while there will be a OPTION for this PREMIUM service THAT WE DON'T KNOW NOTHING ABOUT

Hell it can be Qore or the Comic book subscriptions for all we know

Noctis Aftermath3188d ago

Well if i pay nothing for the great service i get from PSN now, is it not logical to expect that the premium service will be superior in just about every way?

I will be getting the premium service, i like to support companies that always strive to give the customer the best product available.

Redlogic3188d ago

I would be really excited if the PSN Premium turns out to be like a Sony Itunes. Premium gets you unlimited music download, movie rentals (like 5 movies a month, each one for 4 days only kinda thing). Plus a revamped Home and online play (even tho that is free) Id def sign up!

nycredude3188d ago

If the content is worth it and the price is right, I'll pay for it. Also I would do it to support Sony so that they can make a profit and provided us with more and more great games in the future.

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Joni-Ice3189d ago

No word has been made yet so only time will time.

DuneBuggy3189d ago (Edited 3189d ago )

Well thats really the best answer you can give, as no one knows what you get...and what you wont taking the free option.
I read the quote earlier about online gaming remaining free.But what if any kind of chat goes premium? What if they give you faster/better servers with premium?
They have to offer somthing enticing to make people want to pay.

execution173188d ago

most likely early access to demos, possibly betas, premium themes, avatars, and possibly DLC thats free, otherwise having to pay if your not a premium member... thats what i think

Sangria3189d ago

It depends of the content. I wont pay premium avatars or premium gamercard background, just like I don't pay for gamerpics on Xbox 360. Neither for premium themes and even less a Playstation Home subscription.

The online play will remain free but if you will have to pay for it, I will but like with Live, I only will because I'm forced to do so. If it's for a European Qore, I will subscribe within seconds, and if they make pay-to-play cross-game chat, I will eventually pay if my friends do (there's no sense paying for a chat if you have no one to talk with).

But once again, it depends of the service and its quality. It's not "I'm a Sony fanboy so they have my wallet".

castags3189d ago

For 10 bucks a month the ps3 will talk to you in a male or female voice and do thing to you. It will also watch your children and walk your dog.

But really folks, you know it's gonna be something great and i just hope i don't have to slap someone at sony if they charge for x-chat.

Raoh3189d ago

There is no way to answer that without knowing what it is i'm paying for.

gaming will still be free so again its about what's being offered.

Myst3189d ago

I agree with what Raoh just stated.

Equinoxe_73189d ago

If it have good things to offer, things I like, yes.