- Apr 16, 2009
I care when they start using their "number of accounts created" figures to say they are more successful than the competition, when of COURSE more people have signed on at least once, IT'S FREE!Jumplion said:Yes, it's great that they allow 30+ million people to access their online service for absolutely no charge while still potentially retaining a loss, while it's competition is increasing [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/103114-Microsoft-Ups-Price-For-Xbox-Live-Subscription] the cost of it's service.danpascooch said:WOW! Good job Sony! This means that while Xbox Live only earns about (25,000,000 * 5) 125 million a year, and leads in active players, PSN Earns a whopping "negative whatever it costs to upkeep" in profits!
Keep it up Sony!
...and the consumer started caring about a company's loss for a free service.......when?
I applaud PSN being free, but I do NOT approve of them making a sub par online service (sorry to PSN fans, but that's my opinion) and then using these numbers to say "we're doing just fine, we don't need to improve!"
As far as I'm concerned, something free is always going to be tried more times than something that costs money, I signed up for PSN because it was free, but I've never really used it at all, and now I'm part of that large number that Sony is using to settle for mediocrity. My point is simply that this is NOT a valid comparison in any way, and Sony should not use it as an indicator that PSN is healthy.