Sony Playstation 3 Video Service Coming Soon

Sony Playstation3 Video Service
Microsoft Xbox Video network has been around since about 18 months ago and Apple has its own Apple-TV, but for Sony and its Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3) have remained left behind the curve in aspects of downloadable movies, TV episodes and video files. Because of that, Sony execs promise to get with the program “very soon,” just around the corner; according to some blog posts.

I’ve found the blog entry from Sony SVP Peter Dille, which he promises about offering a video service for PS3 in a way that separates the service from others you’ve seen or used, although he adds that he has no any new announcements about such service.

Here’s a bit more from Sony SVP;Dille: “Ultimately, the goal of the PlayStation Network service will be to break through the overwhelming clutter of digital media to give you the TV, movies and gaming content you want. More on this very soon…”

So, what do you think how exactly will Sony “isolate” its video service from the likes of the Xbox Video network? Crave ticks off a few new possibilities, including streaming videos via Netflix or even a joint venture with a streaming video site Hulu.

For sure, Sony has already talked about the “virtual cinema” that will be part of its great upcoming, “Second Life”-like Sony PlayStation Home, so I’m guessing that’ll be amazing. Will you be able to invite Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3) Home buddies to your virtual pad to watch trailers and downloaded movies and videos? Or will we be able to browse through a 3D lobby and click on movie posters and promos?

So, what do you prefer—like the idea of watching downloaded movies/videos Sony PlayStation Home-style? Or would you rather watch and browse the old-fashioned way which is by PC?

4 Comments so far

  1. Mark Bartlett on May 5th, 2008

    I don’t think it will be long before the option will be to either get the hard copy from the game store or download off the net. It’s something about downloading it though, it doesn’t seem like you are getting your moneys worth, or is it just me.

    I like to get the disk with the nice glossy packaging, although i rather shop online than go to stores.

  2. kento on May 5th, 2008

    Seems like you’re right Mark. I rather buy something that i can see it physically but not something that just download-able ‘things’… anyway, maybe I’ll give it a try on the Sony PlayStation 3 online videos system if i’ve been given a chance. ;)

  3. ilovedownload on May 8th, 2008

    I’m waiting for this PS3 great functionality! Keep it up Sony PS3!

  4. kento on May 10th, 2008

    Yea me too! Playstation 3 is great right? I have Playstation 1 & Playstation 2. I’m going to buy Playstation 3 also.

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