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Sony to sell auto programs to PS3 users via Web

Toyko (Reuters) - Sony Corp said it plans to sell auto-related programs such as the BBC's Top Gear series to users of its PlayStation 3 via the Internet, strengthening the game machine's appeal as a gateway to the Web.

Sony's game unit will put an online TV channel function in its upcoming racing game "Gran Turismo 5 Prologue," which will go on sale in Japan on December 13, allowing users to download auto documentaries, auto race digests and other programs.

Sony Computer Entertainment does not give a price range for downloading, saying fees will vary from program to program.

The PS3 has been lagging behind Nintendo Co Ltd's Wii in sales since their launches a year ago due to scarcity of strong game titles for the Sony machine at the initial stage as well as its high prices.

(Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by Malcolm Whittaker - Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:53pm EST)

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Gamingshouldbefun3436d ago

thats pretty cool, tho I dont like top gear that much.. they are biased about english cars bit to much, saying aston martin i better than BMW is just being stupid.

HeartlesskizZ3435d ago (Edited 3435d ago )

I dont know about cars(engine or whatever) so much but I do prefer the Aston Martin V12.... I believe is call from the 2 last 007 movies =)

green3435d ago

believe me i do know about cars.I have been reading Top Gear and CAR for 13 years and they tend to speak the truth.and i am sure your referring to the M6 versus the Vantage.The vantage is a better car.

SWORDF1SH3435d ago

top gear is one of the best car programmes out there. how many shows do you see things like, filling cars full of water and racing see who can get the furthest before it drains out and using a snorkle throught the roof to breathe, racing super cars against a fighter jet, one of the main people of the show almost getting killed in a 280 mph crash, attaching rockets to a mini and outtint on a ski jump, testin the durabilty of a toyota truck my doing test like tying it down when the tides out at see and leave it over night to be ravished by the sea and lightin the truck up in flames and puttin it in top of a buildin thats about to be demolished and the damn truck still survived (a must see show by the way) and this is the show that as the stig. if you say this show isnt good then youre insane and for the record there not biased. if nobody as seen top gear look it up on you tube. you wont be disapointed

OmegaKulu3436d ago

I thought those Top Gear eps were free(or at least some of them) @@
oh well...