You do realise, that a LOT of that money Sony gets...comes from thousands of microtransactions, from Home...right?
Do you really think Sony would've done as well as they have with PS3 without it? Not likely. I think a lot of you tend to forget exactly where and who Sony's profits come from. They come from a lot of US. A real fan of the Playstation brand, will acknowledge that and respect that. Playstation Home gives a lot of people something to do, when they're broke and cant afford games to buy or to cure boredom. It provides a means to find and interact with thousands of other PSN/home users, make friends and gaming buddies and creates a virtual, social platform where they can all meet up and engage in various means of social and gaming interaction, in a virtual 3D world. It has its uses and purposes.
I would never impose or wish Sony to do away with something YOU loved or invested into....dont force that same imposition on us, just because YOU had a bad experience or didnt like it.
I do realise a lot of you dont like Home and could do without it. As such, you have the CHOICE to not download it or install it or participate in it. Noone is making you or forcing you to load Home. But dont be a voice to advocate it's removal or closure. YOU do not speak for the many who do love and enjoy Home. This thread and it's message was for THEM. Not for the counter productive.
Eh, so give me the revenue of Home please and then give me the costs of maintaining the world, people that work on it and get paid and the costs of servers to keep it up please. Also, please supply the initial investment costs for the creative process of thinking out Home and building beta's etc. How many Home tshirts for some cents do you buy in a month again?
I know a lot of people with PS3's and no one is using Home. I think Sony would even had done better without home. All the money that was needed to design Home, develop it further, maintain it, etc etc could have better been put in other projects that can give better revenue streams.
If you're broke and can't buy games.... Why even buy a 600 or 400 PS3 or lateron 300 bucks? If you're broke, you can still put in your old games, lend some of your friends or get old ones for a few bucks. Instead of spending those money to tshirts in Home or dumb stuff in ones apartment. If you're so broke to buy games, spend 50 bucks a year on PS+ and get a ****load of games to play for both PS3 and PSVita. I got it with 25% discount paying 37.50 even. If you can't pay that a year, sell your PS3 to get some food. A gameconsole isn't there to support broke people that spend shat with some virtual home that takes away money and people aka resources from Sony.
You're imposing with starting this thread that we should support something the majority of PS3 users doesn't use and virtually never visits. It has nothing to do with bad experiences, there are just better experiences out there. Play a game, much more fun.
I just made this a thread against home and get rid of it. If you like it or not, that is my opinion. You made an account especially on this forum to spread your marketing talk to promote Home, it is like a commercial. To me, not a contribute to this forum/community.
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