PlayStation Store Now Selling "Premium Avatars" In Hong Kong, Europe

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The Hong Kong and European versions of the PlayStation Store now offer one more way to empty one's virtual Wallet, one dollar at a time, with the release of "premium avatar packs" for the PlayStation 3's XMB.

The first of four avatar packs, each featuring three or four LittleBigPlanet-themed icons that can represent you on the PlayStation 3 cross media bar and friends list, are going for $8.00 HK in Hong Kong, which translates to about $1.00 USD. In Europe, individual premium avatars are priced at £0.20/€0.25 each. Not a bad deal, should you have a dollar or two rotting in your Wallet.

On the other hand, it's a formerly free thing now monetized, something Sony seems more and more interested in doing lately. Good for business, bad for people who want things given to them gratis.

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why would anyone pay for an avatar?!