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Sony Exec Reveals Bravia Internet Video Link Coming to PS3

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248w ago - In a recent [Register or Login to view links], COO and President of Sony Electronics USA Stan Glasgow revealed that Bravia Internet Video Link is coming to the PS3 entertainment system.

The free HD Internet video streaming service gives users content from providers such as YouTube, AOL LLC, Yahoo Inc, Amazon, Netflix and more.

Although no specific details are available about it at the moment, Glasgow did confirm that the PlayStation 3 will get support for the Bravia Internet Video Link service in addition to other video streaming services in the near future.

To quote: "There's no indication if this will or won't make its way beyond the US border but we can always hope.

More streaming video services would definitely be welcome on the PS3, but assuming you can view this website you can probably do everything this will promise to do but on your PC."
 

Samsung Exec: Sony Set to Slash Prices on TVs & PlayStations

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272w ago - According to Smarthouse.com.au (linked above), a senior executive at Samsung has revealed that after Sony's reported $390M Loss they are desperate to shift stock and price cuts are imminent.

Targeted areas include Sony Bravia TV's, Blu-ray players and their Sony PlayStation 3 consoles.

To quote: "The news that Sony is set to slash prices has already leaked out to their competitors, with Mark Leathan the marketing manager of Samsung's consumer electronics division confirming that they have also been told that Sony is set to make savage price cuts."

With GamesCon and the Tokyo Game Show coming up, there are a lot of opportunites for Sony to announce a price drop or a new model indeed!
 

Sony exec: Ten-year lifespan for the 'PlayStation Networked' PSP

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330w ago - In an interview, a Sony exec admitted the 'PlayStation Networked' PSP has "probably suffered" due to a high reliance on third-party content which is no longer appearing on the PSP as regularly as previous years."

"We need to revitalise the developer community to get behind PSP," said Zeno Cola├žo, VP of publisher and developer relations for Sony Europe.

"One of the issues when you rely on a business model that relies on 25 per cent games from Sony and 75 per cent from other publishers is that if they start to refocus, you can't recover that space because you don't have the internal capacity, so we've probably suffered from that," he stated.

"Our sales for PSP is over 37 million units, which is huge, particularly when you take into account the level of third-party sales there are for PSP compared to DS."

"So from my perspective, what's important is we continue to tell publishers and developers that there's an opportunity to make money on PSP, which is something that will become apparent over the next two years as the network services are developed," said Colaco.

He also stated that with support of the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation Network, the company hopes the handheld will enjoy a ten-year lifecycle.

"We definitely have the ambition for it to...
 
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