PS3 to get movies

In an interview with, Sony?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s PlayStation Studio Chief Phil Harrison revealed a few features that PS3 owners can expect in the future. Among them was the ability to download movies to the console?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s hard drive and play them.

The service seems to be matching Xbox 360?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s Live service which will allow gamers to download movies as well as games and music (which Sony?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s network also does).

Harrison said that this was just part of the company?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s ?¢‚Ǩ?ìten year plan?¢‚Ǩ¬ù for the console which they hope will be future proof. He also hinted at the possibility of larger hard drives in the future.

Of course many would say that Sony is merely copying Xbox?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s already established service which has had movie downloads in the Xbox 360 since 22 November. However it would appear to be another step in turning the games console into the home entertainment centre that does everything you want in the living room.

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