The rumors that Sony could introduce a premiere tier service for PlayStation Network are gaining more momentum, as Sony executives themselves begin acknowledging the possibility.
"Why don't we charge for [PSN]?" said Sony's VP of marketing, Peter Dille, to IGN. "It's been our philosophy not to charge for it from launch up until now, but Kaz [Hirai, head of Sony games] recently went on the record as saying that's something we're looking at. I can confirm that as well. That's something that we're actively thinking about. What's the best way to approach that if we were to do that? You know, no announcements at this point in time, but it's something we're thinking about."
So far, fortunately, there are no signs that Sony intends to remove its biggest marketing advantage over Xbox Live: the ability to play online multiplayer without paying a single cent.
What features would you pay for in a premium service? Off the top of my head, what about the ability to export videos to YouTube across all video games released on PS3?