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Sony Officially Reveals Downloadable Movie Service For PS3

Are you an avid movie renter? Do you take out ten movies a month from Netflix? Do you own a PlayStation 3? Then you're on the right track to future movie nirvana...just get rid of the Netflix subscription.

Sony has always said they want to increase the PS3's overall functionality and capabilities, and while some of those upgrades are a little ho-hum to most gamers (like "Life With PlayStation"), this one's a biggie: according to the Associated Press, Sony has officially revealed that in addition to "strengthening" the Network over the course of the next few months, they will also introduce a downloadable movie service in the US this summer. Both Europe and Japan will receive the same service at a later time, and Sony should announce those expansion details some time next month. Next to the Store, this will be the single biggest addition to the console to date, and is an immediate selling point for consumers.

We don't yet know the specifics of this service - i.e., how much it will cost, how many movies we can rent, how long it will take to download each, etc. - but we expect those to arrive within the next few weeks; probably at E3. We'll keep you updated on this, as it's certainly one of the most important announcements for Sony's next-gen console thus far.

6/27/2008 Ben Dutka

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Bugzbunny109
Friday, June 27, 2008 @ 11:06:06 AM
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sweet

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NoMoreWar
Friday, June 27, 2008 @ 11:16:18 AM
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i'm not that big of a movie watcher, but this is cool. i hope they develop it into a full media store type thing.

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Deleted User
Friday, June 27, 2008 @ 11:19:34 AM
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Sounds like a good idea but Sony we need a better way to pay for things on PSN. Some people don't really want to put their credit cards on the internet(especially after bad paypal experiences).

Wouldn't it be easy just to make a card that you can buy at Wal-Mart...and then type in the code and it ads $25, $50 or $100 dollars to your account? That would be a good idea I thinks.

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aaronisbla
Friday, June 27, 2008 @ 11:53:46 AM

Those cards are already here, but its not available to the public for some unknown, dumbass reason. They would see a nice spike in paid DLC and downloadable games if they just gives the cards to the public.

Why it isnt at gamestop, the world may never know....

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MirrorSoul
Friday, June 27, 2008 @ 12:00:03 PM
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You can actually do that matrix thats what i have done befor to pay for calling all cars.Really I think sony dosent car for the whole Playstation Card thing because in America u can go to any Major retailer and buy a pre-paid debit card.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, June 27, 2008 @ 1:18:53 PM
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The PSN cards are around, and I expect them to be more readily available in the future.

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Deleted User [Administrator]
Friday, June 27, 2008 @ 1:30:31 PM
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Where can you get them from?

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fatchad420
Friday, June 27, 2008 @ 2:30:27 PM
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I have a demanoid account.

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ZubraZap
Saturday, June 28, 2008 @ 12:43:48 AM
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Exactly Fatchad420, and to add to that I'll be intrested when they strat renting out adult films..

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jerocarson
Saturday, June 28, 2008 @ 2:01:20 AM
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fuck u sony....
we dont get to see any anything going to africa.
shame on you sony.......
thou i can never be the sony, all ma gadjets re sony's, eventually everything..
i really liked the mgs4(especially the cutsceans). but gta4 failled stupidly..
prodly african.
cheers ps fans
Go! ps fans, its in you.
play b3yound.

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ThePoetRazel
Saturday, June 28, 2008 @ 6:08:26 AM

Anyone make much sense of this one?
No offense, but please learn to speak English coherently before starting a rant.

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Minishmaru
Saturday, June 28, 2008 @ 8:30:08 AM

i don't get it, are u praising sony or hating sony?gta 4 didn't exactly fail...maybe it didn't meet everyone's expectations but it's still great in alot of gamers eyes

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ceedot
Saturday, June 28, 2008 @ 9:47:21 AM
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Hmmm, Australia never really gets to be in this shit either, so you shouldn't really complain.

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dfresh89
Saturday, June 28, 2008 @ 2:35:08 PM
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I'm totally looking forward to this service.
The service itself will definitely be free but the downloading or renting of movies will cost you some money but then again who cares another cool thing I can do with my PS3.

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Darwin
Sunday, June 29, 2008 @ 10:35:37 AM
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It will on hinge on download time and cost...when you you've got things like On-Demand movies which are instaneous, then waiting an hour or two doesn't make much sense, especially if you have to pay more.

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