QUOTE(Chancer @ Apr 3 2008, 04:29 PM)
That fails over the Xmas period and lots of times since.
The free service still worked.
As for Home the whole point of the initial beta was to get peoples thoughts and ideas and implement them as well as sort out any bugs. Personally I would rather wait than have something rushed to the market only to find it is massively troublesome. For a good example look at the hardware in the 360. Desperation to reach the shelves first meant the hardware was not tested enough and ... well you know the rest.
Rushed out is not always a good thing.
Free service didn't fail because no one uses it. Biggest game for the PS3 over the holiday season was Uncharted, a single player experience. And when the PSN network does gain some ground, expect crashes and glitches and all the same problems that come with running an internet service for nearly 10 million people, but don't expect any apologies from Sony. After all, we don't pay for it.
And it is about time Sony allows everyone to try Home. Waiting around for them to make good on all of their promises is growing old. Less talk and hype, more games and software.