PSN Expanding to Other Sony Products

July 25, 2009 Written by Dan Massi

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In an interview with Laptop.com, Mike Abary, Sony’s Senior VP of Information Technology Products revealed some exciting new information for Sony consumers. Abary announced that users can expect the PlayStation Network to be implemented into the next VAIO laptop.

It looks as though Howard Stringer just wasn’t making noise, when he said that he wanted “PSN to grow to other platforms”. When asked the question, “So given what Howard Stringer has been saying about breaking down internal silos across Sony, wouldn’t this be a great opportunity for you to offer some sort of integration with the PlayStation movie and TV service?”, Mike Abary responded with:

We are absolutely talking about that internally. The PlayStation network is growing. We believe that network will have an option with VAIO PCs or any PCs for that matter. What we are trying to do is collaborate with our peers at PlayStation in that regard.

Also asked was the possibility of games being included, in which Abary replied:

That is a possibility but we are concentrated more on movies and TV content. We find casual gaming to be interesting for PCs and we are driving right now to establish our role in that area. We believe this segment of end user of causal gaming is growing we can address that marketplace in a way that is unique on VAIOs.

After that, another Sony product came up: the Reader. A question was asked if any similar collaboration was happening with the Reader. Abary replied with:

There was a reorganization that occurred at Sony where PlayStation, VAIO, Walkman, and Reader came under the same electronics group. As such, with those categories being put together under one umbrella we need to collaborate. I also see a better integration of Reader with VAIO products.

What other Sony products would you like to see the PSN expand to? Post your thoughts below!

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