THREAD: PSN Premium Option Details
  1. 12-22-2009, 01:19 PM
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    * Customer Service Priority Access
    Priority access to PlayStation’s customer service both online and via phone should you need technical help or have questions about your products. This feature gives you support with little to no waiting.
    * Exclusive Experiences with Sony Brands
    Get member-only access to attend exclusive Sony events and experiences throughout the year, including those offered by PlayStation, Sony Pictures, and Sony Music.
    * Extended Console Warranty 3 Years
    Get your PS3 warranty extended to 3 years as part of your overall subscription (requires you to keep your subscription active). The standard warranty on your PS3 is 1 year.
    * Access to Beta Games
    Get access to Betas of popular games not yet released at retail (Betas offer bigger experiences than typical game demos). You will have the ability to play these games before others do.
    * Early Access to All Store Content
    Get early access to select free and purchasable game related content on the PlayStation Store before it’s available to everyone else. This includes games, add-ons, themes, avatars, as well as free game demos.
    * Member Demo Sharing of Full Game
    Share a level of a game that you just purchased for your PS3 with a subscriber who doesn’t own the game. Your friends could do the same. This would be an exclusive demo not available otherwise to those who haven’t purchased the game.
    * Cross-game Voice Chat Access
    Get exclusive member-only access to cross-game voice chat. This is the ability to use your headset to voice chat with friends on your PS3 regardless of what they are doing on the PS3.
    * Full Title Trial – 1st Hour Is Free
    Download full versions of select Blu-ray and PSN game titles and have the chance to play the entire game (single or multiplayer) for free for the first hour. After that time you will have the option of purchasing the game to continue playing.
    * Token Wagering
    Get a fixed number of tokens per month you can wager with other players in competitive online games. These tokens could then be built up and redeemed for free PlayStation Network games and other content.
    * User-to-user Challenges
    Unlock developer-created challenges while playing games. Compete with your friends to see who can be the first to complete these challenges. The PS3 will automatically offer and track challenges and winners and would post results. An example of a challenge is ‘first to get 10 trophies’ in a particular game.
    * Free Access to PSOne Classics, PSP Minis, and PS3/PSP Themes
    Get a fixed number of PSOne Classic games, PSP Minis (bite-sized games), and PS3/PSP themes per month to keep for free for as long as you are a subscriber. The PlayStation Store offers these types of content for $2-6 each.
    * Discounts on Store Content
    Get weekly member-exclusive discounts on specific games, game add-ons and themes on the PlayStation Store. Discounts may range from 20-50% off regular retail prices.
    * Member Only In-game Content
    Get exclusive member-only in-game content for your PS3 or PSP such as new game play options, unlocked in-game weapons or player slots, exclusive levels, costumes/skins, and PlayStation Home spaces.
    * Trophy Alerts
    Get automated alerts on your PlayStation XrossMedia Bar, PlayStation.com, and via text message (if you so choose) that alert you when your friends get any trophy or a specific one. This feature is customizable – you can choose which friends to receive alerts from and what kinds of alerts.
    * Cloud Storage Space for Games
    Store your game saves on a virtual secure saver. This would allow you to access your game saves at any point in time, and from any PlayStation 3 or PSP console you are logged in on.
    * Online Music Service
    Get a streaming music service that allows you to choose your channel based on music style, artist type, etc. and listen to an unlimited number of tracks. This service would be for use outside of playing a game and similar to Pandora or a Last.fm.
    * Online Music Video Service
    Get a streaming music video service on your PlayStation 3 that lets you stream music videos from a continuously growing catalog of music and allows you to create a custom playlist to play back. [Presumably an ad-free VidZone? ~Watchful]
    * Automatic Downloads and Updates
    Customize the types of updates you want your PS3 to download automatically. These include game updates (patches) for games that you own, firmware updates, and game demos downloaded on your PS3 without manually having to select them and wait for them to finish downloading. Your PS3 can be set to automatically turn on for updates and turn off after completion.
    * Loyalty Program Rewards
    Get rewards the longer you are a subscriber and also earn rewards by engaging with PlayStation such as buying games, downloading movies, and rating products. Rewards can include full versions of PlayStation Network games and digital movie rentals from the PlayStation Store.
    * Facebook Connectivity
    Access to member-exclusive Facebook features on your PlayStation 3, such as viewing and linking your Facebook accounts with their PSN ID’s, updating your status, editing, uploading and sharing photos, and viewing photo albums of your friends on your TV.
    * Catch-up TV
    Get access to popular TV shows and movies through service providers such as Hulu, simply by clicking an icon on your PS3 XrossMedia navigation bar.
    * Netflix Access Without Disc
    Access the Netflix video streaming service on your PS3 without the need to insert a special disc into the drive each time to access the service. A separate Netflix subscription would also be needed to enjoy the service. Netflix offers over 17000 popular movies and TV shows for streaming on your laptop or a supported device such as a PS3.


    The most interesting thing I saw in there was of course, the cross-game voice chat! Does that mean that if you do not get premium PSN, that you will not get it? I sure hope not!

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  3. 12-22-2009, 02:32 PM
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    Nice Jim, but I'm not sure whether it's worth getting, have you got any idea of the price?
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    sounds cool but whats the prices?
  5. 12-22-2009, 03:14 PM
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    I remember seeing them mention somewhere between $50-75 a year. But that was just approximate and not the final fee...
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    this isnt good new :(

    it might be for some of you, but sony are more than capable of providing this "premium" service to everyone, free of charge
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  8. 12-22-2009, 05:04 PM
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    As long as they add this extra, and not change anything with the regular PSN players then I'm all for it. It has a lot of advantages. I'm just skeptical about the idea.
  9. 12-23-2009, 12:51 AM
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    Personally, I don't think it's worth the money... I don't have many friends on psn (maybe 3?) so cross-game chat doesn't matter to me. The discounts would be nice, but I don't really buy anything off the store anyways. The only reasons I would buy this is for the Cloud Storage (I just use my flash drive currently. Cloud storage would be more convenient) and the Full Title Trials (1 hr) would be nice just to see if you like a game. Anything else I wouldn't really use.

    Faceebook? Pssh, just use my laptop, which is faster.
    Extended Warrenty? Pssh, bought a 3-year through WalMart.
    Priority Customer Service? Pssh, don't care.
    Automatic Updates? Don't we already get these?!
    Trophy Alerts? Do I REALLY care? No.
    Exclusive Events with Sony? Pssh, wouldn't go to these anyways

    So basically... this is pointless for me to buy. Maybe some of you guys it would be good for (Netflix, discounts, cross-chat, etc.) but for me, none of this matters.
  10. 12-23-2009, 12:50 PM
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    i would like it but i wouldent pay any more than £30 a year for it
  11. 12-24-2009, 03:21 PM
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    Im all for this as-long as sony don't change anything about the free members.

    I might even buy it.
  12. 12-25-2009, 09:43 PM
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    trying too best Xbox live, about time lol. all depends on price if i'll get it. not much on PSN too start. netflix whould be better for movies lol, but rather just pay them. Beta's i like.... ummmm might get it lol