Gamasutra editor-at-large Chris Morris looks at how the PlayStation 3 creator has started to gain ground on Microsoft's array of on-console media content -- the next big battlefield for game consoles.
threatens ? psn video store were you can buy and store videos to hdd , netflix,lovefilm,vudu, hulu, vidzone,mlb app , nhl app, mubi, numerous catch up tv services in different european countries with more coming soon says sony have surpassed competition.
How can Sony surpass when they are still behind Live in unique users and features?
Really, what features do they have that's so amazing? How many people here watch ESPN, sure Cross-Game-Chat is a great feature along with Party-Chat, but honestly, what else does it have that's so amazing..?
What's a unique user?
what features are sony behind live with m8 enlighten me ? party chat seems as if thats all live has over psn and please dont come back and say facebook,twitter and last fm as all free to use on ps3 browser
We'll first you have to start with the HUGE assumption that more features is necessarily better (or worth paying for). Why would I pay to add two more handles on my coffee cup when I can get a cup without a handle for free. Does it make the coffee taste any better?
ooo =O so if you use LIVE you are unique? amazing...I never thought thats what it took to be special...hmmm -___- xact, you have a point, Live is far more advanced that PSN, however...for a free service with a year less of maturity, its catching up VERY quickly + Live will always be a step ahead, it has to. The second its a step behind, the 60 dollars a year will become pointless... its almost its purpose to always be a step ahead, otherwise it'd be purposeless
How is Live ahead? I don't get it.
One day you guys will have to tell me what you are argueing about! Everyone here is pretty set in their ways and like what they like, so I hope by comparing different stuff you don't think you will convert anyone! I have both consoles so I don't care, but I am just curious to know what you guys are trying to accomplish with the comparisons!
in a sense that you have to pay to play online.
Also, in the UK, we have BBC iPlayer if it counts :D
PS3 has far surpassed the 360 in the "non-gaming" department. Hell it did when it launched. Blu-ray anyone?
PS3 has far surpassed the 360 in the non-gaming and the gaming departmen
Taking in consideration that MS got into the gaming market to TRY AND STOP Sony from geting into too deep the living room (something Sony did anyway with the PS2's DVDs capabilities), this article is asking for the answer that Sony did already provide with the multimedia device that is the PS3. It simply offers everything X360 does and more, things MS cant or wont provide. Sony isnt threatening MS, it already kicked its butt alongside that path and people are simply stating the obvious.
Sony have already got their butts kicked by apple in the portable music area.Microsoft is not worried about sony. Its the other way around.
Microsoft got their butt handed to them by apple and google, now sony is going to do the same in network wise with competeting against other brand in their own system which might drop down price on video market.
Forgive me if im wrong but i was under the impression the PS3 is very much the media powerhouse of this generation. Even at launch the PS3 had it over the 360 with Blu-Ray.
No, you're not wrong. Like most things MS has done they've managed to talk up the 360 value as a media system, but its only ever been ahead by announcements. Getting studio support and Netflix before the PS3 did.
was able to stream movies from the PC, Zune, Market place, and Netflix before PS3. 360 also was able to play music from an ipod, and stream videos and pictures from PC before PS3. I think that is why people say it was or is ahead of PS3 in the media arena.
but ps3 does it better, without having to go through the wonky media center.
Blu-ray is the standard for movies!?
It is for movies on physical media. DVD is being phased out. That tech is over 15 years old, which has been the upper limit in any kind of data storage technology.
While MS busy with their kinect and capture, sony sneak and try to grab other market like media industry. so people who inst a gamer can buy ps3 for media powerhouse. with this Sony can grab bigger market
since sony OWNS music,movies,tv shows and games.WAY MORE than microsoft can pay to have on their system.... DUH!.....
A unique user is......someone who is unique just like everyone else! :P
i agree with most of you xbox live isnt that much better than psn its just packed with more junk pointless videos and ads only difference is that live seems more focused on friends doing everything together which is kinda annoying at times psn is free for the main reason of multiplayer online gameing and has tons of content tons of stuff to use FREE and not soo much kids makeing pointless noise while im tryna play
now that Sony have far more 'none gaming' apps on PSN, what's the betting that the very thing that MS boasted about, ie 'none gaming' apps on LIVE, will be relegated to 'who ever cared about that anyway'. Sony are using the space Kinect is offering to fill PSN with the things MS are going to claim make LIVE worth $10 more.
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