PSN to get “new revenue stream from subscription”

By Patrick Garratt, Thursday, 19 November 2009 13:22 GMT


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 slide also says that a “non-game software development kit” is to be released in the second quarter of 2010.

Rumour for now. We’ll ask SCEE.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.




  • PS Plus coming to Vita with software update 2.00

    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.

  • Miyamoto: Nintendo not "active" enough in online space, subscription fees a possibility

    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.