Sony Looking Toward Music and Movie Distribution on PS Network to Revive Flagging PS3 Sales

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In a move that reiterates the fact that Sony is putting the PlayStation 3's media capabilities first and its gaming capabilities fourth, they're working on a plan to distribute music and video through their PlayStation Network. In order to boost sagging sales of the console, they want to compete more directly with Microsoft's Xbox Live service with video (along with the PS3 DVR functionality they're rolling out in Europe) instead of gaming, a move that's as back-asswards as you can find. Ask anybody on the street why they're not buying a PS3 and we'll bet you $100 that it's not "because I can't download movies on it." [Financial Times]

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@Kanti: My comments do not make me an Xbox fanboy. Why? Because the 360 is actually a better value than the PS3. So if I speak out in favor of it, there's actually a reason! Fanboys support a certian brand tirelessly regardless of whether its a better product or not. Regarding the online play, do you really think $60 a year is too much to pay? If you do, you haven't really tried Xbox Live. Sure free is nice, but I'd rather pay the price of one additional game each year to get an online experience that's lightyears ahead of Sony's free half-baked offering.

And only 5 good games so far eh? Well damn then, you sure are picky. I've got a whole drawer full of great games, and they just keep coming, while you're still playing Resistance Fall of Man for the umpteenth time.

Go ahead, plan for the future, or whatever. People who own the 360 know they made the right choice. People who own the PS3 are HOPING they made the right choice.