Sony Starts In-Game Ad Division; Expected To Release Cheaper PS3 Next Month

Looking to have a stronger hand in the growing in-game ad space, Sony (NYSE: SNE) Computer Entertainment America has created a separate unit that will chart the company’s strategy in that area. The company doesn’t offer many details about what the unit will do, beyond saying that the division will cover advertising across all of Sony’s Playstation platforms. Darlene Kindler, a former executive at other video game publishers such as Nintendo, IREM America and Data East, will head up the new unit as director of network advertising. Kindler’s most recent post was as VP of publishing at Adscape Media, an in-game ad company that Google (NSDQ: GOOG) bought for $23 million in March. Release

THR: As we noted last month, some attendees at the Tokyo Game Show industry conference, expressed disappointment that Kazuo Hirai, the head of Sony