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Submitted by raiden_93 1651d ago | news

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." (Michael Pachter, PS3, Tag Invalid)

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Claudinho69  +   1651d ago
im gettin it, +3 months free? sign me up
Genesis5  +   1651d ago
Me too. I'm getting one.
JAMurida  +   1651d ago
Add Cross game chat and that number will increase to 10 million in 2010.
captain-obvious  +   1651d ago
I'll think about it
the only thing that got me interested is the beta the demos and the free games
LukaX23  +   1651d ago
I call 2mil. cause Pachter said 1.
Godmars290  +   1651d ago
If there are 12m PSN users,
I'm saying 3m on PSN+, though they'll have to include some streaming channels.
Nitrowolf2  +   1651d ago
GodMars

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
Razmossis  +   1651d 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 Last.fm, or maybe Games on Demand
Godmars290  +   1651d ago
@Razmossis
It is both just starting, yet not started. Though I was expecting something like the Vidzone in EU. Access to Briva and especially Boxee.
Rainstorm81  +   1651d ago
Streaming NFL channel please SONY!!
Lightsaber  +   1651d 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.
oGShAdY  +   1651d ago
@Lightsaber
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.
dangert12  +   1651d ago
count me in
morganfell  +   1651d ago
I'm going a year right off the bat on day one. I think 1 mil is a little low.
FFXI101  +   1651d ago
im gettin it, +3 months free? sign me up
Same here, I'm getting 3 months PSN+ when it comes out.
Donny  +   1651d ago
count me in
randomwiz  +   1651d 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.
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Esena  +   1651d 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.
Cregan4584  +   1651d ago
I'll do the 3 month on day one. I want a nibble before I take a bite.
strotee  +   1651d 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:

http://webassets.scea.com/e...
Chicago8506  +   1651d ago
@ strotee
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 now..it's not that attractive, but if they regularly add kewl features and content....then they have my money.

Game on!
LiquifiedArt  +   1651d ago
I agree with patcher
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 evidence  +   1651d ago
I honestly think
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.
RAZORLAND  +   1651d ago
Pachter,
Dont jinx 'em, bruh.
dragunrising  +   1651d 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.
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Snakefist30  +   1651d ago
Guyz Can I Still Go To Psn I Dont WAnt Psn + Now.Not Right Now.I Want To Download Some Videos Tat Y.
Spenok  +   1651d ago
Right there with ya buddy.
PaPa-Slam  +   1651d 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.
Chris399  +   1651d ago
Think that number is low.
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.
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ExPresident  +   1651d 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.
MajestieBeast  +   1651d 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.
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stb  +   1651d ago
LOL
house  +   1651d ago
im going to try the free one
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
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Elwenil  +   1651d 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.
house  +   1651d ago
yeah thats what i meant
the three month free psn+
house  +   1651d ago
if any ones confused what psn+ does
http://blog.us.playstation....
spunnups  +   1651d ago
Debating. I want it, but is it worth it? I hate having to pay after paying $600 for the original.
Blaze929  +   1651d ago
1 million!?
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

EDIT:

Oh, 1 million 'subscribers'....not truuuuups.
Nykamari  +   1651d ago
Here's a bubble bro! Sometime I like you and sometime I don't, but I hate to see you on one bubble cause you make some good comments! Peace!
kanetheking  +   1651d ago
i cryed
it that funny put on transcribe audio
topgeareasy  +   1651d ago
count me
out sounds lame
Archonyto  +   1651d ago
Don't be ignorant.
If you're a PS3 fan you will gain a lot from this.
Stryfeno2   1651d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(2)
sstrfgcv  +   1651d ago
Count me in 100%
time to upgrade that 40gb hard drive too.
Plus i need that free copy of little big planet, my younger cousins ruined my copy. Cant wait to see what full game downloads are about and what they offer.
Aphe  +   1651d ago
I'll have the 3 months free thing. After that, I don't know.
KwietStorm  +   1651d ago
You get 3 extra months free for a 1 year subscription. That means you have to pay.
Cure  +   1651d ago
ya
ill try it out for 1 year and we get the 3 months free. after that i will see if its worth it.
CellularDivision  +   1651d ago
Something is strange here... no one is making fun of Patcher?
Every time there is an article on Patcher, there would be tons of comments complaining how he is wrong and how he is stupid and how they deserve his job.

What, no ones gonna downplay his predictions this time?
Stryfeno2  +   1651d ago
So true.
saint_john_paul_ii  +   1651d ago
Patcher is still a F**king idiot. there happy?
KwietStorm  +   1651d ago
He's still a jackass. I just happen to partially agree with him for a change.
Archonyto  +   1651d ago
Count me In
I'll be one of those PlayStation Plus subscribers....... bet your ass I'll pay for this. If I laid down money for the pathetic Fileplanet/IGN Insider for the betas and the crap they have there.(Fileplanet/Ign Insider subscription blows.) This is a no brainer! If you're a PlayStation Fan and you're not pumped for this then you really ain't a PS Fan!
pinkyxyz  +   1651d ago
considering pacter is always wrong
im going with 4 million by the year end, and if im right, i demand pacters job as VP of Uneducated Guesses
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KwietStorm  +   1651d ago
This is the first time I can say I agree with ol Pachy boy, at least as far as PSN improving from here on out. It makes sense, business wise. Adding all new features to the premium version will not only get the freebie users 'jealous,' for lack of a better word, therefore eventually making them pay up, but it will also give the subscribers a better sense of VIP status, which is important to keep paying customers happy. As far as how many subscribers there will be, I have no way of making a guess, but I'm subscribing. I'm interested to see where it goes and how deep the Steam integration will be.

If someone could answer me this though; Is the free copy of LittleBigPlanet only for the UK? I know they mentioned Wipeoit over here, but they made it sound like Wipeout is just one of the four monthly free games, and LBP is a bonus on top of that for early subscribers.
TooTall19  +   1651d ago
If I need psn+ for the KZ3 beta
then I have no choice!
JayD-1K  +   1651d ago
i"m in
if can pay for XBLG (and never really use it), i can try this out for a year!
crapgamer  +   1651d ago
So 1 million Hypocrites it is?
How many out there who are saying "Sign me up!" also said " I will never pay for something that should be free" Or made fun of XBL Subscribers ? Ya, The Hypocrisy I find slightly funny. That is all.
saint_john_paul_ii  +   1651d ago
XBL=pay $50 for online pay

PSN+=Paying for extra features +betas/+discounts/etc.

fail troll is fail.
dredgewalker  +   1651d ago
Its optional and its for people who want more on their PSN. At least the normal accounts still get free online. You can't expect for Sony to give everything free or else they'd be out of business. Get your facts straight.
SpitFireAce85  +   1651d ago
Hey crapgamer
PSN+ is about getting free games on a
- monthly bases
-getting into betas
-Qore is also included in it this which costs $24.99
a year
-And you also get discounts between 30-40% on select
games i belive.So in conclusion we pay $50 for extra
content not to play online.Go troll somewhere
else! If you dont mind paying to play online,
i dont mined paying for extra content and i have an
option you dont if you don't pay you don't play its
that simple troll.
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Garnett  +   1651d ago
Dam right crapgamer.

@Spitfireace

360 gold members get all the same stuff, PSNplus members get plus more. Cross Game Chat? LOL, Your paying and you still dont have what we have LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Esena  +   1651d ago
360 gold members get free PSN downloads? discounts? The ability to try out games for an hour?

Woah, when did they get those?
aaronisbla  +   1651d ago
you still pay for something ps3 users get for free, which is the ability to play your games (that you have spent money on) online.

I see n4g has another soon to be 1 bubble MS fanboy coming soon
play17boy  +   1651d ago
The more they offer the more people will subscribe, it's as simple as that.
Pwee  +   1651d ago
I shall be subscribing!

You will get it alot cheaper when you buy psn vouchers..
seany1  +   1651d ago
i really dont see how this can benefit hardcore fans who have already bought a lot from store , i have bought over 50 psn games and 12 ps1 classics and 4 minis so basically if i pay the £40 for the year chances are im gonna get offered a lot of games i already have which makes it very unfair . wont be subbing until they give you option to choose your games as why should i get less for being a loyal psn store supporter already and actually buy loads of games
AtatakaiSamurai  +   1651d ago
See that's the beauty of this
If it's not for you then you're not forced to buy a subscription. Others see valve in it for THEIR needs so they purchase. You don't have to if you don't want to - see, simple.
Azazel  +   1651d ago
count me in...
...and about 50 friends on my PSN friends list. SONY FTW
JohnP26  +   1651d ago
Sign me up
1 million, psh. People have to be stupid not to see they are going to get more than 4x their moneys worth with this.
crazyclown  +   1651d ago
DAY 1...
Sign me up for sure, cuz this a day 1 buy
nunley33  +   1651d ago
there will be more streaming
and there will be a games on demand section, that how you will get the the "full game trials" "full first hour of a game", there would be no other way of doing this. Music streaing service and a sony music store has already been unofficialy announced and talked about, so i would expect these to show up on PSN+ this year or the music store will be mid-late next year. Discless netflix after their current contract with microsoft runs out later this year.
nunley33  +   1651d ago
i'll get PSN+
I'll be one of those 1 or 2 million who will get it this year!
AntBoogy90  +   1651d ago
LOL
Some people are just plain retarded. You pay for XBL . . to play online. PSN . . we play for free. XBL . . you play online. PSN+ . . you can play ONLINE for FREE . . OR, you can subscribe and get tons of benefits for the same price that you just play online for XBL. If you can't weigh out the differences there . . you're retarded. I'm no fanboy, but i know what a good deal is.
Liquid_Ocelot  +   1651d ago
Lol, people call PachTer "PaTcher" x^D) funny shit!!
I might get it, I might not.. It depends, I need to buy Move, GT5 Limited Edition with a Wheel, like 12 exclusives that I've missed out on and a couple multi-plats.. And I don't have a fucking cent at the moment so.... I think I'll go with the 3 months for free :^[)
Besides, I don't buy games off PSN every month so this PS+ offer isn't for me, not yet >:^D)
dopeboimagic92  +   1651d ago
I guess I'm going to be one of those subscribers Xd
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