Sony to Introduce iTunes Competitor on PS3, PSP


Sony is going in head first it seems to compete against iTunes. Sony is set to announce its iTunes competitor that will launch as a subscription based service on the PS3 and PSP then later launch on other products.

Subscription based has my attention…I’d much rather pay $15-$20 a month then 99 cent a song or $1.99 a movie.

Here is to hoping it can be tied into the Playstation Plus membership!

Sony may be set to announce a major iTunes competitor tomorrow that will run on its videogame consoles, according to an online report.

An article by the Financial Times (warning: registration required) citing “sources in the media industry” says that the service, which covers both music and video and is subscription-based, will be unveiled at tomorrow’s IFA technology show in Berlin.

These same sources claim that Sony will use the PlayStation 3 and PSP consoles as a launch point for the new service, with other Sony devices including Bravia TVs, mobile phones, Vaio computers and Sony’s Ericsson mobile phones to follow.

According to the report, the service is not expected to be available until next year. 1UP will not be present at this year’s IFA show, but we’ll be monitoring the feeds closely and will update you on any announcements made.

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Written by: Eddie - Contributing Editor


  1. #1 by Luke on September 1st, 2010 [ 27382 Points ]

    “Here is to hoping it can be tied into the Playstation Plus membership!”

    What do you mean by that? Are you hoping that this new music feature is included in the $50 a year price point?

  2. #2 by Eddie on September 1st, 2010 [ 44542 Points ]

    Luke:

    “Here is to hoping it can be tied into the Playstation Plus membership!”

    What do you mean by that? Are you hoping that this new music feature is included in the $50 a year price point?  

    ^

    That or at the very least, give us a decent discount and encorporate it into the same billing. a la Playstation Plus Plus!

  3. #3 by Tosh on September 1st, 2010 [ 1102 Points ]

    I don’t buy much music anymore, so I’d rather I buy a song at $0.99 than subscribe to it. If it’s included with PS+ then that’s great.

  4. #4 by Luke on September 1st, 2010 [ 27382 Points ]

    Yeah I just don’t see it being included. I mean PSN+ was already $50. Now people are going to want music included in that price. I would be great but I don’t see it happening.

  5. #5 by derrickgott007 on September 1st, 2010 [ 871 Points ]

    So far it looks uk only. No mention of USA release.

  6. #6 by Eddie on September 1st, 2010 [ 44542 Points ]

  7. #7 by Mike on September 6th, 2010

    Sony may out do Apple and sell FLACs of Sony artists, or anyone else they get the rights too. Can you imagine being able to purchase and download FLACs right to your PS3?


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