Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> __/ [ cc ] on Sunday 22 October 2006 21:10 \__
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> __/ [ Tim Smith ] on Sunday 22 October 2006 20:59 \__
>>> > Sony's comparison chart, recently discussed here, implies that Wii's
>>> > online access is only free for 6 months. That's incorrect. There is no
>>> > time limit on how long it is free.
>>> Seen the following this morning...
>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>> | So after reading up on Xbox 360, I just realized that you have
>>> | to pay Microsoft a monthly fee to be able to play online for
>>> | the games you spent a fortune on buying. Fuck that. I'm either
>>> | going to sell the Xbox 360, or install a chip. Talk about f...ng
>>> | ripoff!
>>> It's a blog I have been reading for the past two years. I'm surprise he
>>> even considered an XBox in the first place. His house is dominated by
>>> Linux and Apple products.
>> Xbox Live has always been a montly fee. Like $5 or something cheap. A
>> montly fee won't deter most people.
> True. I suppose that some people just want to be notified when it comes to
> hidden/obscure charges. This reminds me of cellphones (with contracts) and
> printers that are sold dirt0cheap... for a reason!
Actually, a monthly fee does appear to deter most people.
I can't see any really up to date figures on my quick trawl, but in
2004/5, they were at about 15 million console sales, and about 3/4
million live subscribers.
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