PS3 to get movie downloads this summer?
Sony exec gets gamers talking
The web’s currently rife with speculation that Sony might launch a PlayStation 3 movie downloads service this summer.
According to a story by the LA Times, unnamed film studio executives have alleged that Sony’s currently negotiating licensing deal to get the rights to distribute movies over the net to the PS3.
Peter Dille, the Sony exec running the PlayStation Network, hasn’t helped dampen the rumour. He recently wrote on the PlayStation Blog that “it’s already been confirmed that we’ll be offering a video service for PS3” and he added that further information will be coming “very soon”.
The movie downloads service looks set to sit within the PlayStation Network, which includes the recently redesigned PlayStation Store. Sony has already laid the foundations for movie downloads too with a recent firmware update that made it possible for the PS3’s web browser to stream video files directly from a web page.
The electronics giant needs to get moving though if it’s to secure itself a slice of the movie downloads market, because Microsoft already enables gamers to watch TV and films through Xbox Live.
Register Hardware recently reported that Blockbuster is looking at ways to transform traditional film rentals. Its plans are rumoured to include the development of an Apple TV rival.
Why so funny? My download limit is errr ... unlimited ...
Quote 'tomorrow the COD4 map pack is available ahead of schedule, then on Friday we have "Play against Infinity Ward" day, then all weekend we have double XP'
I feel...sick....cough....must get ....joypad....
@ Joe K
Your right, what a week for the PS3 gamer... will see you online
No no no
I slated the xbox live service a month or so ago for not going blu ray and thinking video downloads will take its place.
For Full HD with high bit rates for sound and video - the internet cannot deliver at the current time or in the near future at an acceptable rate.
I stand by those comments
...to start working on upgrading my internal 60gb to a reasonable sized HD then