Sony Looking Beyond Gaming For PlayStation Network's Future


Posted July 15, 2009 - By Jake Gaskill

Sony Is Using Its PlayStation Network To Build A New Online ServiceIt’s no secret that Sony is pretty amped about its upcoming PSP Go and all of the “snackable” apps and games that it hopes to have available when the device launches later this year. And yet, as Sony’s PlayStation Network operations director Eric Lempel told Gamasutra, the company isn’t letting that enthusiasm stifle its future plans.

"What do people want next? Our devices are capable of doing a lot more than gaming. There are a lot of other things we can do. What are the other services we can offer, both digitally and wirelessly? What are the other things we can add to our devices that make them even more?"
Clearly, Sony wants to make the PSP Go an all-around digital juggernaut, and looking beyond gaming is obviously necessary to achieve that goal. Although, as it has been the case with the PlayStation Network and the PS3, it could take a little while before everything comes together the way Sony envisions it will. Still, the prospect of having access to such a wide variety of digital content (and potentially being able to share said content, and even play games, across platforms – i.e. PS3) sounds quite compelling. Now we'll just have to wait and see if Sony can pull it off.
What are you expecting from this next step in digital content distribution that Sony hopes to usher in with the PSP Go? Will it be as revolutionary as Sony believes it will be?
Sony Looking Beyond Gaming For PlayStation Network's Future


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