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#1 PS3Scene


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Posted 16 October 2007 - 04:28 AM

Sony Ramping Up PlayStation Network Video Service
Posted by XanTium | 15-10-2007 23:28 EST

From biz.gamedaily.com:

Sony chief executive Sir Howard Stringer is getting his company ready to turn the PlayStation Network into a full-fledged video and music downloads service. The PlayStation Network is expected to extend beyond PlayStation platforms, he said. There's still no time frame for the launch, however.

Whenever Sony eventually does launch its video and music download service, one advantage the company will have (as previously pointed out by SCEA chief exec Jack Tretton) is that it can rely on its own movie studio to provide a wealth of content - content that would likely not appear on Xbox Live, of course.

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 01:41 PM

This raises the question of Monopoly.

If Sony supply all of their TV shows and Movies and Music exclusively to their console and not to others would this not be creating an unfair advantage to their console business?

Imagine if Microsoft engineered windows so that it would only connect to the 360 and blocked all other consoles. Their feet wouldn't touch the ground as they got whipped into court.

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 09:23 PM

A Monopoly is when there is no other choice. There are other music download services and other TV shows and Studios.
Now if Sony owned the lot and there were no other Movie studios etc then that would be a Monopoly.
It is no different to First party Exclusive games.

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