Sony Rejects Vivid's Offer Of Adult Movies On PS3
Sex sells. But Sony doesn't need to lower themselves to sell their product(s) anymore, now do they?
Previously, it was reported that the world's largest pornography producer, Vivid Video, had approached Sony in an effort to get their creations on the PlayStation 3. However, as the company has recently told CVG, those negotiations "didn't lead anywhere." Vivid wanted Sony to set up an "age-locked area" for users to download and view adult movies on the PS3, which would act as a mature complement to the console's existing selection of regular films and TV shows. But Vivid founder and co-chairman Steven Hirsch has confirmed that Sony clearly isn't interested, and he must now shift his sights...to Microsoft and the Xbox 360. "If we could get further than we did with Sony, we'd be very interested," he said. Even if Microsoft doesn't bite, some have suggested that pornography - arguably the single biggest entertainment venue on earth - could be a huge driver of 3D TVs and other home entertainment equipment. Speaking of which, Hirsch says the porn industry is undecided in regards to the promise of "SmartTV" (combining HDTV and internet browsing) and 3D:
"At this point, there is very little 3D content around and we think there is a problem with consumers needing to use glasses each time they watch. On the other hand, Smart TV is clearly on its way and it would make sense for the 3D people to get together with the Smart TV people to produce one device with full capabilities.
If consumers are given a choice of either 3DTV or Smart TV, their indecision about which technology to select could stall progress."
Well now, porn in 3D. ...all right. Maybe Sony should've considered this aspect. But in all seriousness, we're glad there's still some semblance of class associated with the PS3, and we probably wouldn't be all that surprised if Microsoft accepted the offer; after all, it must be tough to have the waning console right now.
6/4/2010 10:34:47 AM Ben Dutka