Sony Plans Spring Launch for

Sony Plans Spring Launch for European Online Gaming: Sony will launch an online gaming network in Europe next spring for its top-selling PlayStation 2 video game console, triggering a new turf war in the ultra-competitive industry. The firms say that in time avid gamers will pay monthly subscriptions to compete against other gamers.

Microsoft last month said it plans to launch in March an online gaming service for its Xbox console in the UK, with further European countries to follow.