Sony Has No Plans to Put Netflix on PS3

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Bad news, PS3ers. While most of us saw Netflix on the PS3 as inevitable, Sony is not only denying rumors of it's arrival to the PS3, they're explaining why they think it's a horrible idea.

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SCEA's John Kohler explained:

We've concentrated most of our efforts on our download service, both rentals and downloads of movies and TV shows. Our efforts will continue to be there, because our customers want to own the content...[In regards to the Netflix streaming on NXE,] there are certainly some positives for the Xbox 360. But there's also some confusion. It goes further into the argument of "owning the content" [versus renting or accessing it].

Yeah, that almost makes a lot of sense. Except, Sony, you let people rent movies through the PlayStation Store—movies that no longer play after an arbitrary period of time. That's somehow less confusing that streaming? Really? [GamePro via PS3Fanboy]

DISCUSSION

I don't really like the decision but I don't think it is as bad a decision as everyone here who obviously hates Sony says it is.

I am not sure of the # of people who would use the Netflix program, but I can't see it being a very big factor that determines a persons reason for having a PS3. Maybe if you love Netflix and rent tons of movies all the time from their streaming service sure.

For those of you saying "I would sell my PS3 if..." well something obviously made you buy it and keep it until this point. Probably shouldn't say anything until you actually sell it cause then your point is moot as Sony still has your money.