PS3 is getting an upgrade in the form of HD
from all six of the major movie studios. Walt Disney Pictures, 20th Century
Fox, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal Pictures, and
Warner Bros. will offer HD movies for purchase and rental on the PlayStation Network
video delivery service in the United States.
"Securing high definition content from these studios is
another significant milestone further validating PlayStation Network as a
complete entertainment network in the home. PlayStation Network is the first
and only service to deliver high definition home entertainment from all six
major studios, directly to consumers for download," said Peter Dille,
senior vice president, marketing and PlayStation Network, SCEA. "PlayStation
Network continues to offer the most comprehensive catalogue of HD movies to
PlayStation Network members that realize the wide-ranging entertainment power
of the PS3 system."
New titles available today on PlayStation Network include:
- 20th Century Fox – "Night at the Museum:
Battle of the Smithsonian", "Jennifer's Body" and "Fantastic
Mr. Fox" (on March 23)
- Walt Disney Pictures – Disney Pixar's
"Up", Jerry Bruckheimer's "G-Force" and Disney's
- Paramount Pictures – "Star Trek",
"Paranormal Activity" and "Zoolander"
- Sony Pictures – "This Is It",
"2012", "District 9" and "Zombieland"
- Universal – "Inglourious Basterds",
"Couples Retreat" and "Public Enemies"
- Warner Bros. Digital Distribution - "The
Hangover", "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince" and
"The Wizard of Oz"
At launch, the content will be available in the U.S., with plans
to launch soon in the U.K., France, Germany, and Spain.