Earlier today Famitsu Online reported the fees for Sega's upcoming Phantasy Star Online. Playing time will be sold in two units: the smaller, 30 day ration will cost 400 yen ($3.71), and the more cost-effective 90-day package will set Japanese gamers back 1000 yen ($9.27). Additionally, in an extension of Sega's recent "try before you buy" marketing philosophy, undecided customers can test-drive the service for 30 days free of charge.
The inexpensive game charges for PSO should come as a relief to fans eager for the game, but financially pressed. Sega is in the midst of a flurry of release information as Phantasy Star Online approaches its Japanese launch on December 21, with the domestic version coming the following month. Check out RPGamer's PSO coverage to stay with the latest information.