PS3 promises: in-game XMB, video store, and PSN cards in '08

Peter Dille – Senior Vice President for PlayStation Network ... oh, and marketing – wants you to relax. He knows a lot of us (all of us?) are frustrated at how slowly things seem to be moving on the Sony front, so he's got a message of Hope: 2008 is your year, PS3 owners. Not only are there a couple of big games coming your way, but some of those long overdue features you keep hearing about (... and hearing about and ...) are finally coming.

The comically overdue in-game XMB is, well ... it's still coming, along with other PSN upgrades like "accomplishments" and Home. Also coming: a video service because, y'know, Sony owns its own movie studio; Dille says "it's already been confirmed that we'll be offering a video service for PS3 in a way that separates the service from others you've seen or used." And how about those PSN cards some of you have been waiting for? Retailers will carry them in $20 and $50 denominations "starting this spring." Our guess: you'll be waiting until E3.

[Via PS3 Fanboy]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.