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"Re(1):Who's buying all the ps2 crap?" , posted Sun 19 May 01:00
Well, in America...I wouldn't say the service will cost that much. This is a big marketing decision. Online games are popular in America, but PS2 ones won't be if the service fee is too high. It will effect a LOT of companies negatively if FF11 fails, so I really think that Square will have to market it carefully for it to succeed. With the addons already costing a lot and most online gaming being cheap, I think that they'll probably offer a good deal.
As for me buying it...well...it's sort of like the PS2. When it first came out, it wasn't worth it. I waited a little under a year and then it was VERY worth it to me. If I had gotten the system at first, I would have only sort of liked it, but at this point, I'm VERY satisfied with it. There are a number of games on the horizon that will need those addons as well...and if the service fee for those games isn't too high, then I see it as a sound investment.
"Re(2):Who's buying all the ps2 crap?" , posted Sun 19 May 09:00
I'm wondering who is going to buy the:
hard drive 80
network adapter 40
and service 40 (probably needed to play like sega net)
just to play FFXI (around 50)
160 without game or 120 without serivce.
The cost for just network games is just a tad bit too high, imo. Considering that the PS2 Net'set is about the same price as the Xbox, it'd probably be more worth the bang for the buck to get the console.
Hey Prof, you mean the initial investment for hooking up to the network, or you mean the monthly service fees?
For the former, I have to agree. The harddrive price needs to be lower... For the latter, I don't think it's too expensive.
After all, network games do eat up chunk of your time, the cost/hour ends up being quite low.
It's kinda cool how I was paying $10 a month for UO, when I was spending countless hours a month on it. like, 800-1000 hours...
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