Sony begins to use arcade-like payment system for arcade-style games on PSN in Japan

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The headline sort of says it all here – Sony has begun experimenting with a new way to pay and play for certain downloadable games, first with a title in Japan called Trash Panic (or 100 yen Gomibako). Users can download the title for 100 yen and then they get three plays out of it before you need to pay another 100 yen – much like an arcade title. The idea is supposed to be used for arcade style games and time will tell if users care for it or not but it is interesting to see how arcade gaming can still influence what console makers do.

[Via Joystiq] [Discuss on the Forums]

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