Playstation 3 Network To Expand By Adding TV & Movies 
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Wednesday, 21 February 2007

And you thought that the Playstation 3 was just a gaming system. Oh and let’s not forget the ability to play that impressive looking Blu-ray Disc technology. But wait…the Playstation 3 is oh so much more.

According to Phil Harrison, President of Sony Worldwide Studios & Computer Entertainment, has announced that the future of the Playstation 3 is now. This future he speaks of included mention of the expansion of the Playstation Network. Currently the Network gives the gamer the ability to download games directly to their PS3. However, Phil says, the ten year plan for the Network is to allow “people to download all kinds of digital content to their Playstation 3 – not just games but movies, music, HD, standard definition TV…”

This expansion of the Network seems like a logical next step in the evolution of the Playstation 3 system. Microsoft introduced the XBOX Live Video Marketplace late last year, which has received great acclaim.

Phil did everything but make the announcement official in this interview. “I think it's incredibly important that we establish what PlayStation 3 stands for. And I think PlayStation 3 needs to stand for gaming and digital entertainment in the living room pushing the envelope of high definition, pushing the envelope of broadband, and of course that includes more than just games. We don't have the announcements that you're probably looking for today, but it is digital data. 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.”


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