GameSpot writes: "Though it was the last of the three console-makers' press conferences, Sony's E3 2008 event had a series of major announcements that were more than newsworthy, including the PlayStation 3's long-awaited video store and a new $399 80GB PS3, due in the fall. After attendees from the conference filed out, GameSpot caught up with Peter Dille, Sony Computer Entertainment's senior vice president of marketing, to discuss the revelations.
Several things will differentiate Sony's video store from similar content offered on Xbox Live Marketplace. Mainly, the electronic giants will offer a variety of films and shows for purchase, rather than for mere rental or streaming via Netflix.
'We heard about some of the announcements with Microsoft and Netflix, but the thing with the 360 is that you don't have a hard drive in every unit, so you're only left with the choice of a streaming service. We can offer consumers a choice: Let them download it to own if they want to or just have a VOD [Video on Demand] model for that rental experience.'"