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Sony's Phil Harrison reveals PS3 movie downloads, denies price cuts
Written by Gizmo   
Saturday, 17 February 2007 17:28
In a recent interview with 1UP, Sony’s Phil Harrison revealed plans to expand the PlayStation 3’s functionality to include “not just games but movies, music, HD, standard definition TV,” as part of a 10-year plan for Sony’s latest console.

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Last November, Microsoft launched its own video download service, called Xbox Live Video Marketplace, which allows Xbox 360 Premium owners to purchase and download movies and TV shows. Analysts are predicting great success for Microsoft’s new service, estimating that it could generate $92 million in 2007 and as much as $762 million by 2011.

Sony has long touted since the PlayStation 2 that its gaming machines are actually multi-purpose multimedia centers. With the inclusion of a hard drive in every PS3, Sony looks better set than ever to fulfill its promise.

“Well we made a very conscious decision in putting a hard drive in every machine and a minimum of 20GB, 60GB and who knows in the future, maybe that will rise -- you know, that tends to be a trend,” said Harrison, adding that he sees the long term benefits of the hard drive. “The ten year plan of allowing people to download all kinds of digital content to their PlayStation 3 -- not just games but movies, music, HD, standard definition TV, you name it. And that was a significant investment, but it was absolutely the right thing to do.”

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