Sony Unveils Two Online Services for the PS3

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Sony has announced that it will release two new online services for its PlayStation 3 gaming console. One of the services will allow video streaming over the internet, while the second one will provide weather information and news content about places all over the world.

The video streaming service will allow users to rent HD movies from Sony’s movie library. The company hasn’t mentioned how much the rental of a movie would cost, and said that more details about the service will be given at the E3 conference that will take place in July. What is sure is that the service will be first made available in the US this fall, and that Japan and Europe will follow shortly.

The second service that the company announced is called ‘Life with PlayStation’ and is somewhat similar to Nintendo’s news service. The main interface of the service is represented by a satellite picture of the Earth that shows the current whether conditions, as seen from outer space. The most important cities are marked on the picture. When the user clicks on a city, a list of the news about the events that take place there is displayed, as well as weather information.

These two new services are part of Sony’s efforts of turning its PS3 gaming console to profitability. The PS3 has been quite an unpleasant surprise for the Japanese company, which lost about $3 billion because of the bad pricing strategy it used to promote its product. However, the PS3 has started to fare better and better recently and the new services that were announced will most probably do it good.
 
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Sony has announced that it will release two new online services for its PlayStation 3 gaming console. One of the services will allow video streaming over the internet, while the second one will provide weather information and news content about places all over the world.

The video streaming service will allow users to rent HD movies from Sony’s movie library. The company hasn’t mentioned how much the rental of a movie would cost, and said that more details about the service will be given at the E3 conference that will take place in July. What is sure is that the service will be first made available in the US this fall, and that Japan and Europe will follow shortly.

The second service that the company announced is called ‘Life with PlayStation’ and is somewhat similar to Nintendo’s news service. The main interface of the service is represented by a satellite picture of the Earth that shows the current whether conditions, as seen from outer space. The most important cities are marked on the picture. When the user clicks on a city, a list of the news about the events that take place there is displayed, as well as weather information.

These two new services are part of Sony’s efforts of turning its PS3 gaming console to profitability. The PS3 has been quite an unpleasant surprise for the Japanese company, which lost about $3 billion because of the bad pricing strategy it used to promote its product. However, the PS3 has started to fare better and better recently and the new services that were announced will most probably do it good.

5.99 a movie and only sony pictures are on it starting. :D
 
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I don't think they ever promised to release such a product for the US. Might remain a Europe only product.
 

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