Sony held one of those “rally ’round the flag” meetings in Japan earlier today, announcing, among other things, that it will launch a movie download service for the PS3 this summer. That’s the U.S. launch date, at least; Europe and Japan will have to wait longer.
The Xbox 360 has had a movie download service since November, 2006.
With this move, and others, Sony wants to be the “leading leading global provider of networked consumer electronics and entertainment.”
Well, more accurately, Sony wants to make a lot of money—this digital distribution deal is simply a means to that end.
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