Sony hints at downloadable HDTV and movies on PS3

In an interview with 1UP, Sony's Phil Harrison has revealed that the company is planning to make movies available on the PlayStation Network. In response to the interviewer's question of whether people could expect to see downloadable TV and movies on the PlayStation Network, Harrison words were "we have a hard drive, we have a commerce engine, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out we will have that on the network very shortly." As far as quotes from public relations peeps go, that's as close as we can get to a confirmation that Sony will start selling video content on its PlayStation Network. Microsoft has had a bit of a headstart in this area with the debut of its Xbox Live Video Marketplace late last year, but since Sony already has access to a big chunk of media thanks to its Sony Music and Sony Pictures divisions, the company shouldn't be behind for long. Whether "TV and movies" also extends to IPTV on the PS3 isn't entirely clear, although we wouldn't have thought that an official clarification (with all the fine, juicy details) is too far off considering Harrison's frank attitude in this interview.

[Via DailyTech]