PlayStation 3 to get movie download service

By on June 26, 2008, 5:29 PM
We already heard a rumor about this back in April, but Sony has now confirmed it's planning to offer downloadable movies on the PlayStation 3 sometime this summer. The company sees this as an important way to drive non-game sales and should, in a small way, also help them achieve their goal of turning a profit with the PlayStation business by March 2009.

The announcement came light on details so it’s unclear what the prices would be or even if the service will include TV shows and music video downloads as on the Xbox Live Marketplace. More details are expected to be unveiled at the upcoming E3 gaming convention next month. In addition to the video service the company announced “Life with PlayStation,” which will let users take a satellite's-eye view to literally spin the globe and read international news by clicking on dozens of cities.

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nirkon said:
Hmm.. sounds sketchy at best...I mean the download speed depends on your connection at home right?so what quality is the movie and what size will it be,and assuming that you can transfer that movie to a computer whatformat will it be?
Supra said:
I'm sure it would be very similar to Xbox's movie rental service, you pay for a rental of the movie for a few days(not indefinately) and I assume the timer starts once you get the movie downloaded. All movie should be DVD(480p) or better and I would bet you have a choice of the quality(480p, 720p, 1080p) much like the video's they have on the PS Store now.
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