In the battle between the Xbox 360 and the Sony Playstation 3, Sony has been trying to land some haymakers in the last few weeks. The Playstation network has long been the crowning jewel of the console gaming industry because of the several different features the network offers. Sony has certainly taken steps to further leave the Xbox 360 in the dust with planned revamping of their program known as the Playstation Home.
The company is also revamping the way that users can watch movies and videos on demand with their Video Unlimited upgrade. Sony’s real body blow might have just become official as the company is announcing that gamers will be able to get exclusive games only through the Playstation Network.
These games, which will not be available on store shelves, are being backed by a $20 million “publishers” fund that was actually set up by Sony. The company is expected to officially announce the “Only on PlayStation Network” program on Tuesday. PSN’s senior director told the media on Monday that “Our strategy from the very beginning, and even dating back to the PlayStation One, was to bring original brand content to our platform, now we are wrapping this all into a program.”
According to the entertainment colossus, new original games will be made every Tuesday in October. While some of the games will be ones gamers have never heard of, others will be sequels or continuing story lines such as “inFamous: Festival of Blood.”
This particular program will also feature several features such as discounts and special promotions that are designed to get PlayStation gamers to download these special games. Since the PSN’s release alongside the PS3, the company has had problems setting itself apart to the average gamer that is not following the two (Sony and Microsoft’s) main competitor’s online programs.
Sony hopes that offering games that cannot be had on another console or hand held device could be the secret to their success.
There is no word if the PSN will continue to offer this particular program past October or whether this is merely a one-month trial. However, Sony’s investment in this particular endeavor seems to show that they will keep it going should it prove successful.
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