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The current PlayStation Store is a bit of a clunker. It's functionally sound, but a bit rough around the edges from a usability standpoint. Compared to the rest of the PlayStation 3's visual design, it's certainly lackingóbut that's reportedly going to change come Springtime, as the Store is said to get a new coat of paint. One aspect of the Store that's been hinted about by reliable publications, like the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal, is Sony's download service, one that president Howard Stringer may be talking about when he refers to the "expansion" of the PlayStation Network.
It may be Sony's best bet in fending off Apple's iTunes for movie and television distribution. And it may be closer than we thought.
Sure, it's been a long time coming, with first reports of the digital download venture hitting in December of 2006, but Sony's been awfully quiet about when it's coming.
According to sources who attended the retailer and publisher focused Destination PlayStation conference last week in Scottsdale, Arizona, Sony showed off a portion of its video store. It reportedly uses the same SingStore-like interface we talked about in our PlayStation Store revamp post, something we hoped to capture in the mock-up of the video store above.
No specifics on launch date, pricing, digital rights management or integration with the redesigned PlayStation Store were provided, but we did hear that North America may be getting the service before anyone else. The only offerings we were told about were Sony Pictures owned. Word on who else might be licensing their content to the the store wasn't provided.
Sony's been very coy about discussing any aspect of the PlayStation video store with the press, but if its showing the service to publishers and retailers, we're hoping that means it's on the cusp of going prime time.
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It's understandable they want to get close to 100% of the support they are going to have before announcing it on a big scale.
So they'll go around, collect their army and then attack the consumer.
Sony is safe content wise anyway, as they are a very strong force in the movie industry.
Sony will make this huge.
I think this will be one of the main attractions to the PS3 in the near future.
That means we'll get a firmware update before 2.4(summer)......
every time they updated the store(layout) it required a F/W update(if I recall correctly)
It's just a mock-up, nothing official.
Dude, they have Sony Pictures, it will have loads of content.
Having PlayTV integrated into Home could be pretty cool. Could have Eastenders on the TV in your little house while playing pool.
Here's the full interveiw with a tidbit of information related to the topic:
JH: I'm not the best person to answer that. I'll answer what I know, but we actually have some folks who are specifically responsible for that.
We give them a lot of feedback based on how our customers are reacting to things, and I think you will see a pretty big change in the PlayStation Network in the early part of April, where we roll out some new interface stuff largely based on customer feedback.
Simplification, cutting down on the number of mouse clicks, making it easier to find stuff that you want to find... that's kind of an outgrowth of us having more content now, so we have to make sure that you can get at it easily.
Sony's Hight: 'Pretty Big' PSN Store Change Due For April
Now, my wife and I have a Blockbuster Online subscription at $20/month. I'd love to do all my content through the PS3. But would we drop Blockbuster for a subscription to this service if it were Sony Pictures only? No. Even for a lower price? No. Because I'd still have to drive to the store to get movies that weren't included in the Sony lineup.
Drive to the store???? That's sooooo 2005.
Wouldn't a video download service have a negative effect on the PS3 Blu-Ray advantage? Wouldn't it interfere with Blu-Ray?
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It also depends on the price and quality of the files up for DL. I suspect they will be Divx/wmv quality, which shouldn't cut into the HD marketshare... Maybe eventually we'll have BR-quality downloads, but the size of HDDs will need to grow if people are going to store HD movie collections on the PS3 itself. If anything, a DL service is more directly competitive with rental services...
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