PS3 Recovery and the Hulu Deal


The president of Sony’s Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida has been worried about the PS3, as long as its been released, the problem has been the constant loss of money. Recent polls show that the PS3 has lost the company billions of dollars, but that could all be changing due to a small change. Sony has now made a cost efficient gaming chip which gives Sony a lot more relief, the earlier chip was more pricey and the cost would add up because it was included in every console made. Very close to the PS3, EA has been very pleased with the recent rise in the Playstation success, John Schappert from EA said that “The system is on fire!” EA has said that the PS3 will be seeing special editions of games like Dead Space 2, Medal of Honor, and Portal 2 in 2011.

If a time for a comeback should come, now is the time especially with new gaming equipment, teaming up with other companies, and alot more new games. Sony’s deal with Hulu seems to be coming to an end. For those of you that don’t know, Hulu and Sony have been teaming up to bring the users of the PS3 an unlimited amount of high definition movies at a cost of course. This is really good for Sony because of Sony’s new 3D TV which could enhance the quality of the already advanced display.

This has also opened a new opportunity for Hulu because now, Hulu has said that they are trying to expand their products even more into the PS3 competition, the Xbox 360 and even so far as the Ipad. How will this work out for Sony? Will this impact Sony’s deal with Hulu in any way? Only time will tell.


Written by: Jim - News Contributor


  1. #1 by Jay on July 1st, 2010 [ 83111 Points ]

    What deal did Hulu have with Sony? Hulu hasn’t been officially supported at all, until Hulu announced Hulu Plus last week, but that isn’t coming until later this month. If you mean the TVs themselves, then maybe, but they’re not the only ones either.

  2. #2 by Jim on July 1st, 2010 [ 285 Points ]

    Jay: What deal did Hulu have with Sony? Hulu hasn’t been officially supported at all, until Hulu announced Hulu Plus last week, but that isn’t coming until later this month. If you mean the TVs themselves, then maybe, but they’re not the only ones either.  

    Sony made a deal with Hulu to support Hulu services on the PS3 such as high def movies.

  3. #3 by Jay on July 1st, 2010 [ 83111 Points ]

    that might have been with Sony TVs. If you’re referring to the Hulu Plus deal, that was announced alongside PC, Apple, Televisions and 360 at the same time, so it wasnt exclusive to Sony to begin with, just a service that will be available on the console. It hasn’t even come to the PS3 quite yet. The service is already available on Apple products apparently, and on PC, while the PS3, television sets and the 360 will come after that

  4. #4 by Ace on July 1st, 2010 [ 23465 Points ]

    No offense dude but didn’t Jay post this like a week ago. Really don’t mean to sound like a jerk here. Anyways my wish would be that Sony ps+ users get hulu for free but I know that would never happen, I don’t see hulu successful on the consoles either because of the 10$ a month which seems like a gimmicky scheme. And the fact that you have to be a Plus member in order to get hulu. So thats $6.00 (Ps+ Cost per month) + $10.00 for Hulu = $16.00 (per month), Thats just dumb in my opinion. I’ll stick with my tivo.

  5. #5 by Jay on July 1st, 2010 [ 83111 Points ]

    you’d think that, right? But Netflix met a lot of success on the 360, despite needing Gold (of course, they offer a lot more for the same price, too)

  6. #6 by Oly1Kenobi on July 1st, 2010 [ 132235 Points ]

    Why pay $10/month for stuff u can dl for free then play on the tv n e way?? Hulu needs to add alot for that $10/month. If they add Showtime/HBO shows then I might bite.. 8-)

  7. #7 by Ace on July 1st, 2010 [ 23465 Points ]

    Jay: you’d think that, right? But Netflix met a lot of success on the 360, despite needing Gold (of course, they offer a lot more for the same price, too)  

    Netflix brings a lot more to the table, Hulu is just a app that has very few movies and a lot of previous episodes of shows. I’m not gonna lie I like Hulu but..10$ a month get the heck out of here.

  8. #8 by EdEN on July 2nd, 2010 [ 141871 Points ]

    good to know they can now finally make a profit from the sales of PS3 consoles since they needed to start saving for how much the PS4 will cost them in 3 years.

    The PS3 has definitely picked up sales wise and could take over the 360 by august 2011.

    As for me, I have been doing my console gaming in seasons since I play my Wii for 2 or 3 weeks and then my PS3 and so on an son back and forth. Will I buy move? It depends on what games are released for it as well as what games get patched.


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