Japanese company Akamai has signed deals with both Nintendo and Sony to act as the infrastructure of their online content delivery systems. Akamai specializes in online content delivery systems and is currently used by such customers as Fox Interactive, Logitech and Clear Channel. Odds are, you’ve used their service without even knowing it. So, what does this mean? It means that Sony and Nintendo are taking the online arena seriously, and that’s a good thing for players and businesses.
As we move further into the 21st century, entertainment goods and services are going to be moving off of the store shelves and onto servers. This has been happening for a few years now in the PC market, but up until this generation of consoles, had yet to really hit the mainstream. With Nintendo and Sony joining the already formidable Xbox 360’s Live Marketplace, we’re bound to see some interesting new games and updates that would have never made it in the old brick and mortar stores. It’s a good time to be a gamer.