PlayStation Vita’s system software update 2.00 will add PS Plus functionality to Sony’s handheld. Current PS Plus subscribers will be able to enjoy extra benefits on Vita with no extra cost from November 21.
Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, and Nintendo’s Wi-Fi Connection. One of these things is not like the others. According to Nintendo mother brain Shigeru Miyamoto, however, Nintendo’s offering won’t remain the F-student of the online world forever. Will that mean subscription fees? Maybe. Bet you can’t guess who Nintendo’s been cribbing notes from.
SCE technology platform boss Masayuki Chatani has told Nikkei that Sony will “face difficulties” if it continues to rely on the “sell-and forget model”. “Servers and the like have running costs… after we sell the hardware, though, we continue to sell products such as content and services,” he said. “We expect to see considerable growth […]
Stand down, soldiers. SCEE’s just sent us a Kaz Hirai quote which confirms that online PSN gameplay is to remain free. The comment’s from a business meeting at which it was confirmed that subscriptions are on the way to PSN. “SCE will further increase sales by offering users new entertainment through the combination of hardware, […]
Oh dear. Slide 39 in this Sony presentation – headed “Media/Investor Conference,” and dated November 19 – appears to admit that some kind of subscription service is on the way to PSN. PSN is listed as one of the key advantages of PlayStation 3, as it’s to provide a “new revenue stream from subscription”. The […]
Speaking to MTV at the Wrath of the Lich King launch this week, Blizzard boss Mike Morhaime said that the American subs rate for World of Warcraft won’t be changing in the US any time soon. “The monthly rate for WoW in the United States has not changed, and we’re not planning any changes to […]