Originally Posted by Bailey151
LMAO - it's called business acumen. You really think the lousy few bucks you pay for live actually pays the bills? Me I'll take the easy to ignore adverts over paying the full freight for the service.
Tell that to steam, PSN, even Nintendo. They offer the same basic service free of charge. What does MS offer that they dont? Cross game chat? Parties? You think its costs them that much to set up a peer to peer chat? Matchmaking then? I guess no one noticed that the individual devs are footing that bill, hence the now ubiquitous online pass?
Of course Sony is talking games - what else do they have to talk about? Another craptastic version of their interface, another poorly designed store, ............. Simple fact - it's a content center, the more it can do the more they will sell. So it orders pizza - wow, how horrible (especially in the land of the lardo). Guess MS should dump everything & just play games?
Nope, just make a dash I can rearrange on my terms. Or leave the ads and stop charging me. Let me make that choice. And as poorly designed as the PS3 dash is, at least it loads the ads *after* you boot it, and its super responsive. Being able to put games into folders is even better than pinning. Vita has no ads on the dash either (just in the storefront, which is acceptable)
I like the numbnuts in the article............so the McDonalds ad is annoying? Um, what happens when they turn on a TV? Visit a web page? Play a freebie game on the phone? Guess they spend a lot of time being annoyed.
All of the above are free. It's a win/win. This is win/lose.
Backwards compatibility is huge........50 some million users who likely won't change even if Sony gives away playstations is what it means in real terms. Why would anyone bother to change if it comes down to "sign in & everything is there"?
I'm sure they're banking on the complacency of their users too. It's worked out so far. Makes me more interested in buying their stock than their platform though.