Sony Computer Entertainment has obviously pushed the PS3 primarily as a games machine, but many see the Blu-ray movie-compatible console as a double-edged sword intended to take out competitors in the games sector, as well as rival high-def movie format, Toshiba's HD-DVD.
Reuters quoted Parsons at the Credit Suisse media and telecom conference in New York, where he expressed doubt that Sony's plan would push Blu-ray as the preferred format.
"Do I think that the game console platform is really going to drive the conversion? I don't think so," he said. "People get those things to play games, not watch movies."
Time Warner's movie studios currently support both HD-DVD and Blu-ray formats.