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Pachter: PS3 Netflix deal is only "intermediate step"

Gi.biz:

As announced yesterday, the Netflix deal will allow existing subscribers to stream movie titles, at no extra cost, via the PS3. However, while the service is integrated as part of the dashboard on the Xbox 360, the PS3 will require a separate disc to access the same features.

In a new investor note Pacther suggests that the disc is necessary in order not to conflict with existing arrangements for the Xbox 360 - although the specific details of Microsoft's deal with Netflix has never been made public.

"We anticipate that a similar arrangement will be announced for the Wii in the next 12 months", he added.

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zeeshan2945d ago

Patcher needs to read the following which came straight from NetFlix office:

"Again, the instant streaming disc represented the fastest and easiest way to let PS3 enthusiasts get Netflix on the PS3. Late next year we expect to have an embedded solution available for PS3s via a system software update slated for release through the PlayStation Network."

RememberThe3572945d ago

is what Patcher is keying on. Why wait an entire year? Because Nexflix has a deal with MS. And yes, we will see it on the Wii.

Projekt7tuning2945d ago

Why are people still listening to Pacther? Can we please stop letting this guy have a job in the Video game industry.

Pacther, The power of Christ compels you, The power of Christ compels you.

Im trying to do an pacthercism. Everyone try it.

DarkArcani2945d ago

So what if it isn't integrated, the PS3 is still getting Netflix. I wouldn't care if I had to launch it from a flash drive, it's one less step I have to take to watch netflix instantly on my TV.

zeeshan2945d ago

^ I agree! When I said in my previous comment, I meant that Patcher should know that it'll eventually end up being a part of XMB. BD disk would do just fine. It's not like you can watch a movie and play a video game at the same time!

darthv722945d ago

Would any of this have to do with Netflix using silverlight for PC/Mac and 360 to deliver the content? Maybe there is a deal in the works to get silverlight for the ps3 browser or maybe there will be an updated flash player for the ps3 that netflix is going to use instead.

In the mean time, they opt for a disc. That aint so bad.

Megatron082945d ago

put a disc in a game system to watch movie man I wish someone had of thought of this a long time ago.

*looks of at the ps2* Oh nevermind

cyberwaffles2945d ago

dammit, anytime pacheter says something, the opposite happens. he confirms negative predictions.

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sikbeta2945d ago

To late Patcher:

"Netflix members and PS3 owners have really wanted a way to [instantly] watch movies and TV episodes streamed from Netflix via the PS3 system. The instant streaming disc represented the fastest and easiest way to let them do this"

"The Netflix agreement with Sony for PS3 is consistent with the terms of our partnership with Microsoft for Xbox 360"

"Late next year we expect to have an embedded solution available for PS3s via a system software update slated for release through the PlayStation Network"

Serial_EDX2945d ago

Is it just me.

Or has Pachter been very active lately?

artgamer2945d ago

No you're deifintely on to something.

I think he likes the sound of his own voice a lot.

Optical_Matrix2945d ago

He's been extremely active lol

XxZxX2945d ago

He need to advertise himself more, so that he can keep his job. Tough job sh*t situation for him now

Sarcasm2945d ago (Edited 2945d ago )

No he's not. Everything in the past month has been taken out of context from the gametrailers Bonus rounds.

I don't get why you guys cant understand that he's just discussing questions that are put in his face in a session.

Don't get me wrong, Pachter is wrong most of the times, but I feel like the HATE is uncalled for. Stupid sites like the examiner always just watch gametrailer videos, then take what he says, and make it news. Then you all go around like headless chickens claiming "OMG PACHTER IS THE DEVIL!"

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Godmars2902945d ago

Ignoring the point that it devalues Netflix more for MS, but still right.

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