Report: Sony Launching $70 PSN Premium at E3

Sony may not be launching a new iteration of its handheld PSP console this year at E3 but that doesn’t mean the company won't have a big reveal for the annual games convention. VG247 cites sources that say Sony will introduce us to a new version of PSN next month. While the current PSN costs nothing to use and will remain free, the new premium PSN will cost under $70 per year.

VG247's 'highly placed source' says this premium service will also include one game a month for free, with users choosing from between two and four titles.

"If you work it out, PSN games cost an average of £6-9 each, so over a year you’re basically going to be breaking even," the source is quoted as saying.

The source went on to say that though the premium service would offer lots of extras, it wouldn't mean fewer features for those with the regular, old free version. When asked about the possibility that cross-game voice chat was being saved as a paid feature, the source said this was absolutely not the case.

"I can tell you now, 100 percent, that that’s not the case. There’s nothing in the premium package which will gimp regular PSN users."

Would you pay up to $70 per year for a premium version of PSN? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • indran1412
    I dont have any idea what's included in the premium service until now, so I will say NO...

    Maybe after Sony revealed more solid information about it , I'll think about it.
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  • waxdart
    So they are going to charge £100* to get into a shop and buy things.

    When they start to CHARGE for the "on-line part" of the game, then you know you are fucked.

    * you know they'll give us a nice mark-up!
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  • djcoolmasterx
    waxdartSo they are going to charge £100* to get into a shop and buy things.When they start to CHARGE for the "on-line part" of the game, then you know you are fucked.* you know they'll give us a nice mark-up!


    $70.00 = £49.05
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