Sony Confirm PlayStation Plus At E3

By Ishaan . June 15, 2010 . 1:16pm

Early demos, and invitations to betas, discounts on the PlayStation Store and Minis. Those are some of the features Sony mentioned with regard to PlayStation Plus, its new paid-for PSN subscription service, which will compliment the regular free PSN.


PlayStation Plus launches later this month. A full year subscription will cost you $49.99, and a 3-month subscription $17.99. The first three months of the service will be free for a limited time. For these three months, certain titles like wipEout HD and others will be “temporarily” owned by you.

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  • RupanIII

    This might be appealing to me if they let you ‘rent’ any game you want for whatever duration, not only a select few titles.

  • bugmeknot

    I was expecting a subscription based video rental service. I’m not paying rental per movie.

    Why can’t they do something like those mail order companies? 3 or so films out for as long as you like, when you “return” one you can choose another.

    Anyway, since a 1 year subscription to PS+ is less than the cost of a game I’ll probably get it once the 3 month trial expires.

  • Chow

    While I can easily afford this, do I really need it? My Wifi is very (annoyingly) intermittent because my DualShock3 interferes with the signal and I have a low-end DSL service. ><

    (Yes, I'm very sure my Dualshock3 interferes with my Wifi because I've done some tests on downloads while turning it on and off. Apparently almost nobody else is experiencing this problem, based on Google searches)

    • bugmeknot

      Wifi and bluetooth operate in the same 2.4 GHz frequency band, so it’s possible. I guess you could try changing your router’s channel, 1, 5 and 10 seem to be the common spacings.

      • Chow

        Changing the channels between 1-11 originally worked for me when I first encountered this problem half a year ago. It doesn’t seem to be working any more for some reason.

        You’re suggesting specifically 1, 5, and 10. Are you saying those specific channels are particularly good for this problem?
        I attempted channel 5 a while ago, and I believe I’m currently using channel 10 for the past week.

        I pretty much have to switch to a DualShock2 converter whenever I want to use my PS3 on Wifi still.

        • bugmeknot

          Sorry I got the channels wrong, but I can’t edit posts in this browser. It’s actually 1, 6 and 11. The reasoning is to keep them well spaced to avoid interference, but I’m not saying this will fix your problem.

          • Chow

            I don’t know what happened, if it’s my Internet Service in one of its good moods, or my router feels better, but my Wifi is fine again. Though, I expect this to stay like this for a few weeks then go back to being intermittent again suddenly with no warning.

            It’s not the first time this has happened, where my Wifi would suddenly work again for a few weeks, then stop working properly for another few weeks, then start working again and so on.

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