PSN to Distribute Music + Video
We already knew this was coming, but I’m glad to hear it reaffirmed. Howard Stringer told the Financial Times:
“We are building a software infrastructure to distribute video and music, more particularly video, through the PlayStation Network,”
“We won’t know how effective [the effort] is until early next year.”
That sounds like the service is coming sooner rather than later. I can’t wait. Personally, I’m wishing for DRM free music. If so, I will definitely be a customer.
The Financial Times also added:
Sir Howard told the Financial Times that Sony still expected to hit its sales targets of 11m PS3 consoles this year.
Do you think 11 million sales by the end of 2007 is realistic? According to several stat tracking sites, the PS3 is currently at roughly 4.9 million sales globally. Obviously the last two months are the busiest time of the year for games, but that is still a big jump.