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PlayStation Network Video Store Coming to PC, Bravia TVs, Blu-Ray Players Next Month

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The PlayStation Network video store will soon expand to other household devices, Sony has announced at CES, starting with PCs, Blu-Ray players and Bravia-model televisions.

"Hundreds of movies from all major studios will be available to be streamed in standard definition and high definition directly to Internet-enabled Bravia and Blu-Ray devices in the United States starting next month," revealed Sony Networked Products president Kaz Hirai during the company's keynote speech.

"This premium video service will also be available on... any Windows-enabled PCs also starting next month. On this platform, standard definition movies can be downloaded and viewed on your PC and the service will be available initially in six countries."

The other initial five countries should be Japan, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Spain, the only other countries currently with PSN Store video content--though Hirai noted Sony has "plans to add more countries later this year."

"It's time to harness the power of the PlayStation Network infrastructure and leverage the Network experience across new product platforms," said Hirai, explaining that the new video service will use existing PSN accounts and Wallets. He also revealed plans to "create a common user experience across all of our product lines."

From The Chatty
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    January 7, 2010 1:05 PM

    What the...? Why not bring some nice PS3 or console only games to PC instead of this?

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      January 7, 2010 1:11 PM

      Because making movies stream to other devices you make is much easier than porting games to a platform you don't own?

      Because they want to sell more PS3's and porting games would undermine that?

      Take your pick.

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      January 7, 2010 1:22 PM

      That doesnt even make sense.

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      January 7, 2010 2:16 PM

      I know that the real reasons are obvious, I just wanted to say that I would much prefer God Of War on the PC to this. :)

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        January 7, 2010 2:42 PM

        if ps3 exclusives were on the pc, there really would be no reason to ever buy one.

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          January 7, 2010 4:34 PM

          You underestimate the console market. I mean, they still sell Xbox360s don't they?

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            January 31, 2010 9:56 AM

            yeh, but xbox has a lot of excellent exclusives that arent on pc, and even more that are exclusive for the xbox360 but also on pc, and if you are just looking at consoles, thats a big factor.

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      January 8, 2010 12:58 AM

      how has one anything to do with the other?

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