I don't think that the only way for people to get stuff for their apartments in Home is to pay. I'm sure achieving stuff in PS3 games will get you points that you can use to purchase stuff. Also, there are a lot of people out their that wouldn't be willing to pay 25 cents because they just don't want to put their credit card number into their PS3 where it could be hacked.
You got it right my friend. Me and a friend of mine had this discussion when it was official. Money making scheme is the wrong way to describe it though. It is business. Plain and simple. Great strategy by Sony In my opinion.Free to PS3 owners but still make a fortune(LOL)! I think the bulk of there revenue will come from advertisers who would definitely want to get there products across to millions of PS3 owners around the world. Then there will be the download content from all other Sony ventures.Such as there music and movie division's. Also the things you can purchase for your avatar. Right now things are slow but after a year and a half to two. Sony will have strangle hold on the industry. Just think of the potential PS3 exclusives because of Home! Developers will see the potential for advertising there future titles. Instead of charging these developers huge fee's to get on. Deals will be made for probably a certain amount of exclusives. Not a Sony fanboy but all I can say is wow(LOL)! They have there s**t together(LOL)!!!!!!!!
TheOtis wrote:I mean seriously.Home is free, which is great. But just think about how many ads were going to see (Not a rediculous amount, but you have to figure out how much it costs for Sony to develope it and how online is free), and how much stuff we can buy for our virtual world.If sony charges say 25 cents for a piece of furniture or pool table, and if their are 500,000 PS3 users currently online, and if every single person just buys one thing for 25 cents, that's soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much money right there. And they'll only make more.Theirs going to be so much stuff to purchase, none of which is tangable. I can see people spending $50 of stuff for their online apartment. Sony's going to be makeing BANK off of this.Anyone else have any thoughts on this? Anyone think this is just a money making scheem?EDIT: I'm not trying to start any flaming or anything, just a disscussion on Sony's marketing and 3rd party marketing on Home.
Message Edited by TheOtis on 03-15-2007 02:11 PM
Bobert wrote:I dont really think there looking for a profit. But more so to revolutionise gaming!
Hahahahaha! That's pretty funny.