We know Sony is laying the foundation to start selling TV shows, music and movies via the PlayStation Network. Who can blame them? Microsoft has made a chunk of change with the Xbox Live Video Marketplace and Sony has a large library of media to sell. Spider-Man, the Boondocks, Seinfield, Bob Dylan and Bow Wow are part of the Sony family.
Watching a downloaded movie in HD is an industry standard. Being able to take it on the road too, without having to stream it via remote play is an awesome thought. A report from Business Week suggests that may not be far from the truth, “the PS3 will store tunes and high-definition movies and transfer the content to gadgets such as the PlayStation Portable gaming console.” I’ve never been ecstatic about buying TV episodes on the Xbox Live Video Marketplace because they are stuck on the hard drive. If I buy a DVD I can watch it on my TV, on my laptop and take it to a friend’s house. While Sony isn’t promising the same kind of mobility physical media offers, transferring downloaded data to a PSP would be a fantastic start.