Cross-platform music store likely on its way
One of the biggest video game-related announcements at this week's IFA show in Germany may be that Sony is planning to launch an entirely new online music store, one that would be accessible from the PS3.
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It is kind of mind-boggling that the Xbox 360 and PS3 have extremely well-established digital video stores but neither has any sort of way to buy and download music. It totally makes sense to have something because both platforms want to be the perfect digital entertainment system.
According to the Financial Times, though, that will soon change. The publication is reporting that Sony has been in talks with a number of major record labels to bring a Sony Music service to the PS3. The service will also be connectable by Sony Vaio computers, Sony Bravia TV sets, and Sony Ericsson mobile phones.
Digital music hasn't exactly been a forte for Sony. Back in 2008 it had to shut down its Connect platform due to extremely sluggish sales. Although, I actually liked Connect because it allowed users to log into their account from up to five different computers and re-download any tracks they bought. See if iTunes or Amazon MP3 will let you do that... But I digress. Keep it tuned to I4U for all the latest IFA headlines.
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