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VOD coming to the PS3 in early 2008

If you don’t have a huge hard drive for your PS3. Better ask for one this Christmas. Starting next year Sony will offer downloadable media worldwide. No details on what it will be yet. But Japan is getting a little taste of VOD this month.

Japanese PS3 owners with Internet access will be able to download content onto their PS3 hard drives. The first offerings will be motor-racing vids and a BBC car documentary that Sony hopes will interest owners of its “Gran Turismo 5 Prologue,” which bows Dec. 13. Each download will cost about $1.85.

To kick off the service and promote the launch of “Gran Turismo 5 Prologue,” Sony is offering free downloads of “The GT-R Legend Inside Story I,” the first of a three-part docu about Nissan’s GT-R racing car. Users can download the docu free through Dec. 6. The other two parts will go online after the game’s launch.

Hopefully when the service goes live the prices will be competitive to amazon, iTunes, etc. I’d imagine it would be incorporated into Home as well when it launches in Spring 2008.

Downloadable Media Coming to PS3