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Sony Ditches Physical Media for PSP Go, Adds Video Content Partners

PSPGOSony (s SNE) unveiled its PlayStation Go mobile media device at E3 today and extended its video delivery service to its line of PlayStation mobile devices. The slimmed-down Go doesn’t use physical media (no shiny little discs!); instead all content is downloaded to the device via Wi-Fi. At the same time, Sony announced a number of new partners to its PlayStation Network video service, including Showtime, Starz Media, G4 and E!. All said and done, the service will have nearly 1,900 movies and 9,400 TV episodes, and according to Multichannel News, 35 percent of the movies are in an HD format. The Go will be available this fall.

Sony’s press conference was certainly lighter on video-related news than Microsoft’s (s MSFT) was yesterday, when the Redmond giant unveiled tighter integration with Netflix (s nflx) along with streaming of 1080p movies.

3 Responses to “Sony Ditches Physical Media for PSP Go, Adds Video Content Partners”

  1. Great news!!! I am sure it is worth following this information because I like Sony PlayStation. Of course, it will be much more comfortable if it will be without discs and so on because sometimes there is no spare room to get them with you. I hope it will be developed in the near future so that we could enjoy it. Thank for your useful tips very much!!!

  2. JohnB

    No physical media? You mean no optical media (UMD). Its supposed to have a Memory Stick Micro slot versus Memory Stick Duo on older PSPs.