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The Cost of Online Passes

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Sony’s announcement of the PSN Pass comes at a time when not having some sort of insurance scheme against preowned sales would be peculiar. All the big publishers have noticed that, not only does a one-use code in the box with new copies compensate them for preowned sales, it can boost profits. But are they missing the subtle way it potentially changes the landscape of gaming?

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firemassacre2544d ago (Edited 2544d ago )

im wiling to give it the go ahead if i keep getting these amazing ps3 exclusives.

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Gray-Fox-Type02544d ago

This is an awful idea and people are turning on Sony..this is what is happening. Not good for Sonys reputation. I am sure the sales will be even lesser now for Sony exclusives as people will get confused about this pass system and give the game a pass...

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MachoMoustachio2544d ago (Edited 2544d ago )

Keep in mind that the PSN Pass is only for Sony first-party games, Resistance 3, Twisted Metal, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, Starhawk, and such.

It's not across every multiplayer game from now on like people seem to be think for some reason.

MachoMoustachio2544d ago (Edited 2544d ago )

Online Passes:

Warner Bros. - $9.99
EA - $9.99
THQ - $9.99
Sony - $6.99

I agree that I'd rather have the PSN Pass not exist at all, but if it's going to have to exist I'm glad it's cheaper than most.

caseh2544d ago

Online Passes:

Warner Bros. - $9.99
EA - $9.99
THQ - $9.99
Sony - $6.99

I have to say but thats pretty shitty, those prices will convert to the same price in the UK but with a £ in front...

In some cases you might find yourself paying more for the pass than you do for the pre-owned game. :/

M-A-R-S-H-A-L-L2544d ago (Edited 2544d ago )

I don't know...maybe we have to see how it works? Sony just introduced this. I personally am not sure if it's a good idea but I'm willing to see if it'll work.

theonlylolking2544d ago (Edited 2544d ago )

If it is on all PS3 exlcusives from now on then I aint getting any PS3 exclusives again.

Lucreto2544d ago

As long as its like EA's online pass I will be satisfied.

Dark_Overlord2544d ago

The online pass in MoH was Ok, gave extra content to those who brought it new and didn't stop anyone playing the MP. EA's more recent passes are for the whole MP meaning you can't play MP without it, which is BS IMO

newleaf2544d ago

If you can play with multiple user profiles then on the same ps3 then i guess its ok, if not then they are pretty much shunning everyone that has a gaming family with this.

Dark_Overlord2544d ago

But you know what the real kicker is, if you even mention to Sony that your main account is on another PS3 they accuse you of game sharing and refuse to help (As they did to me in the past)

nofilter2544d ago

Nice to see something about the scheme in general, and not just about what Sony are doing.

newleaf2544d ago

THQ, EA, WARNER BROS all got their moment in the spotlight when they introduced their online passes, lets not pretend SONY was being picked on unfairly for the WHOLE DAY AND A HALF since they announced theirs

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