Sony in talks on commercial use for PS3

Sony PlayStation 3 users may soon be asked to share the supercomputer power of their video game consoles with companies that lack their own technology to run complex research projects, the Financial Times was told.

Sony Computer Entertainment is in discussions with a number of companies about possible commercial applications for the PlayStation 3. This comes in the wake of its non-profit partnership with Stanford University in March that harnesses the spare computing capacity of registered PS3s for the analysis of protein cells.

However, because this would be a commercial proposition that would benefit profit-making organisations, Sony is studying whether it would need to offer incentives, such as free products, to persuade PS3 owners to participate.

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LSDARBY4266d ago

I'd want some freebies, if sony are gonna be making money out if me i want somthing in return. Some blu-ray movies, free premier tickes to sony pictures movies. ;)

DrWan4266d ago

This is not a bad idea at all! to be able to make money in my sleep, but don't expect much. It will be like 25 cent a day or some thing small

BlackIceJoe4266d ago

If I can get free stuff I am down with this. So sign me up.

ITR4266d ago

Watch folks get stupid crap like pens, tees, and posters...maybe even a greatest hits game.
I always got this crap from MS, Sony and Nintendo reps.
U get a pen Sony makes a grand.