Pachter: "1 million Playstation Plus Subscribers in 2010"

Gamerzines: "Renown industry analyst Michael Pachter has predicted that Sony's new online service Playstation Plus will have 1 million subscribers by the end of this year."

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Claudinho692895d ago

im gettin it, +3 months free? sign me up

Genesis52895d ago

Me too. I'm getting one.

JAMurida2895d ago

Add Cross game chat and that number will increase to 10 million in 2010.

captain-obvious2895d ago

I'll think about it
the only thing that got me interested is the beta the demos and the free games

LukaX232895d ago

I call 2mil. cause Pachter said 1.

Godmars2902895d ago

I'm saying 3m on PSN+, though they'll have to include some streaming channels.

Nitrowolf22895d ago


here i am hoping sony starts adding more streaming channels and making them free
i don't really use MLB channel but my question is would that become free with plus service

Razmossis2895d ago

@ Godmars290 - There are 50m PSN users, says Sony

I'm still not sold on this, I was expecting some actual services, like a Music streaming service like, or maybe Games on Demand

Godmars2902895d ago

It is both just starting, yet not started. Though I was expecting something like the Vidzone in EU. Access to Briva and especially Boxee.

Rainstorm812895d ago

Streaming NFL channel please SONY!!

Lightsaber2895d ago

god the person that wrote the article is stupid. He was just throwing out a random number. Say that it will start at X amount and grow till almost everyone is paying to use the psn. He also said that all major improvements from now on to the psn will only be for psn plus members.

oGShAdY2895d ago

They guy that wrote the article was just writing down word-for-word what Pachter said. If you actually watch the Bonus Round, you will find what I say to be true.

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morganfell2895d ago

I'm going a year right off the bat on day one. I think 1 mil is a little low.

FFXI1012895d ago

Same here, I'm getting 3 months PSN+ when it comes out.

randomwiz2895d ago (Edited 2895d ago )

count me out. I'd rather use that money to buy a game because I dont really buy all that much on the playstation store and i could care less about betas. So for me, there's not much benefit to paying $50 a year to get what they give you. Though I will admit its a great value, and easily pays for itself and more, its just that I don't NEED to have those extras, and I don't want to add to my budget.

Esena2895d ago

I agree with you man. This service is great for people who are going to get use out of it. It is definitely not for everyone. If you don't buy PSN games too often and enjoy only 4-5 retail games a year, this is not for you.

I am most likely going to get it though. I'll wait until the final stipulations though.

Cregan45842895d ago

I'll do the 3 month on day one. I want a nibble before I take a bite.

strotee2895d ago

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think you have to purchase the 1 year BEFORE they give you 3 free months. That's the way I'm reading this:

Chicago85062895d ago

actually, u can just buy 3 months for $17.99...
as opposed to buying a full year with 3months free.

I'm thinking about getting it...
If only I knew what Sony meant when they said, "we will continue to add more to the premium service."

As it stands right's not that attractive, but if they regularly add kewl features and content....then they have my money.

Game on!

LiquifiedArt2895d ago

I think it will be a slow migration as more and more featues are added as PSN+ exclusive, but as long as playing a videogame "ONLINE" which was part of the packaged product, remains free, I could care less.

If I want what they offer, i'll support them.

FACTUAL evidence2895d ago

Over 3mill since the first 3 months are free. So basically, anyone who games on PSN daily will become a plus member for free for the 3 months. So well over 3 mill in 2010.

dragunrising2895d ago (Edited 2895d ago )

I also will be getting it. 3 months free is also a pretty good incentive.

The only concern I have is whether there will be a healthy amount of content that is discounted and/or made free. I've been a Qore subscriber for 2 years now. With that said, the first year was great...a few free Playstation games and a couple PSN games. In other words, a good value. The second year was so so; there were only a couple of games and I already had purchased them previous. I hope that Playstation Plus offers real and perceived benefits. It will be interesting to see how many people subscribe. Many people refuse to pay for a subscription on principal alone, regardless of brand loyalties.

Snakefist302895d ago

Guyz Can I Still Go To Psn I Dont WAnt Psn + Now.Not Right Now.I Want To Download Some Videos Tat Y.

Spenok2895d ago

Right there with ya buddy.

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PaPa-Slam2895d ago

Saying 1 Million, i think he's just playing safe, Considering the PSN user base it would cross 1 Million in the first month of it's release.

Chris3992895d ago (Edited 2895d ago )

I expect 2-3 million. The average demographic of a PS3 user is older (25-30ish) with moderate or more disposable income. This is the same crowd who bought a $600 console 3 years ago.

I'll be one of those subscribers. And why not? I paid $50+ tax a year for MP and a couple of communications features on Live. At least with this I'm getting free content. What, like 3-5 free games a month or something? Who cares if I don't get to select which ones, they're FREE. And I already pay for Qore and that get's bundled in. It's a no-brainer for me.

ExPresident2895d ago

Its better for him to predict a lower number. If its over 1 million he claims he was right, that 1 million would get picked and he's amazed that it went higher. If he picks to high he looks like he has recently in the past, like he doesn't know anything.

Playin it safe.

I'll get it day 1.

MajestieBeast2895d ago (Edited 2895d ago )

I got the money and knowing sony i will get my moneys worth atleast double. Else i will storm sony hq with a pitch fork and a torch and hit their weak spot for maximum damage.

house2895d ago (Edited 2895d ago )

and if its as good as it sounds with free games and discounts on games i might shell out 50 bucks, but patcher might be right on target for once but then again its patcher

@spunnups i know what you mean i payed 600 bucks for it as well not to mention games and controllers

Elwenil2895d ago

Just so you know, I don't believe there is no free version or trial of PSN+. I think there is 3 months free when you subscribe, but I doubt they are going to give away free discounts and games for 3 months for free.

house2895d ago

the three month free psn+