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HD video downloads coming to the PS3

by Brad Linder, posted Feb 19th 2007 1:36PM
PS3Move over Xbox 360 (well, at least make room for some competition), Sony appears to be working on a video download service for the PS3. In an interview with 1UP, Sony exec Phil Harrison strongly hinted that a video download service was on its way.

Asked whether Sony users could expect a service like Xbox Live Marketplace, Harrison responded "we have a hard drive, we have a commerce engine, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out we will have that on the network very shortly."

Sony pushed the PS2 as more than a video game console due to its inclusion of a DVD drive. The goal was to make it a multimedia center. The PS3 steps up the game with the inclusion of a Blu-Ray drive, a hard drive, and network interface. But to be honest, this is the second time Sony has played second fiddle to Microsoft. First, they launched the PS3 a year after the Xbox 360, and now, three months after Microsoft launches its download service, Sony's is still in development.

[via Engadget]

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