Sony To Launch Video Download Service
Sony has announced that they will roll out their download service in the United States this summer, it is unknown if this will also include Canada.
Kaz Hirai on behalf of Sony stated a European and Japanese release date would follow later. Details have not been released and will be released sometime next month, possibly at E3.
Last year Sony stated they had interested to bring Divx HD videos to the Playstation store, it could be the videos in this program will be encoded in Divx HD, a perfect rival to Microsoft’s service which offers its movies in WMV HD.
Its odd Sony has interest in such a program, no doubt it will interfere with their Blu Ray initiative, could this cause PS3 owners to decrease their Blu-ray purchases and instead look towards the online service for there HD needs? Similar things happened with the Xbox Live Video Marketplace (Particularly in the United States where the catalog is much greater) many rely soley on the marketplace for there video needs.