Nov 5 Sony Corp plans to charge a
monthly fee of $9.99 in the United States and 6.99 euros ($9.40)
in Europe for playing multiplayer online games on its
PlayStation 4 (PS4) console scheduled to debut this month, the
Nikkei business daily reported without citing sources.
Multiplayer games can be played for free on PlayStation 3.
Sony plans to charge 500 yen ($5.00) a month for multiplayer
games in Japan when the new console debuts in February, the
Sony plans to make PS4 more attractive by including more
social networking functions, such as the ability to chat with
fellow players, the business daily reported.
Microsoft Corp's Xbox One will also launch this