Sony Discusses Video Services

Sony’s Peter Dille has posted a great article on the official PlayStation Blog discussing what he calls the four pillars of what will make the PS3 successful: the community, free online gaming, digital media download services and original content.

Many of you have been hearing rumblings about a video service that will allow you to download full-length TV shows and movies via PLAYSTATION Network for North America. While I don’t have any new announcements here for the PlayStation Nation, it’s already been confirmed that we’ll be offering a video service for PS3 in a way that separates the service from others you’ve seen or used. Ultimately the goal of the PLAYSTATION Network service will be to break through the overwhelming clutter of digital media to give you the TV, movies and gaming content you want.

It’s a great read for a Wednesday lunchtime, and he even confirms that pre-paid PSN cards are rolling out to retailers soon, although it’s not clear whether this is limited to US stores at the moment.