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Sony confirms PS3 VOD and bigger hard drive

May 21st, 2007 · No Comments

Sony has confirmed that it intends to offer Video on Demand via the . Sony Computer Entertainment Europe president David Reeves refused to be drawn on either a timetable or the kind of content that would be available but stated that a VOD service will begin in ‘major territories’ before the end of 2007. Quite what constitutes a major territory remains unclear.
The announcement mirrors already announced plans for Microsoft’s Xbox Live service.
It’s likely that any VOD service will coincide with an increase in hard drive capacity options for the console. Sony will sell its first 80GB in South Korea begining June 16. Other territories are likely to be offered an 80GB version shortly thereafter. The developments will doubtless lead to speculation that in the autumn, Sony will announce price cuts on its existing 60GB model, with the 80GB upgrade being positioned at a premium product priced between 399 and 425 pounds.
It could be a big autumn for Sony; in addition to changes to the PS3 specification, the much-vaunted new PSP is also expected to debut. Sony refuses to be drawn on its PSP plans, but rumours of a change to the portable have been gaining credence since the Sony Gamers Day in San Diego where a number of sources suggested that Sony has ‘something in the works.’

Tags: HD DVD and Blu-ray · Trade · Video games

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