Fri, Apr 01, 2011 | 06:57 BST
Music Unlimited coming to PSP soon, Sony will “make it happen” on NGP
Within the next few weeks, Sony will bring its cloud based music service, Music Unlimited, to the PSP.
Sony has said the service will arrive on the portable platform “in a matter of weeks”.
The service will also be available on the device’s successor, currently called the NGP, when it launches.
“We will make it happen … Our services need to be available on that device. It’s a very powerful device and it would be an incredibly good platform for us,” Sony Network Entertainment CEO Shawn Layden told Eurogamer.
Layden suggested Music Unlimited’s cross-platform launch is part of Sony’s plan to tie all your electronics together under one network.
“You can see that in the gaming world, because you can pull down PSP games across a PS3 and associate that with your portable player. You can create your account in your country home on your PS3 and access the same content you purchase on your other PS3 home. Associated sharing is already happening.
“What we’re trying to do at Sony Network Entertainment is bring all those different content domains into a more comprehensive space for the user, so you don’t have to go chasing around in three or four different directions to find that,” he said.
“If we can bring it all together with one wallet, one sign in, one password, and give you access to music, movies, games etc, that’s a better value proposition for the user.”
Music Unlimited is part of Sony’s Qriocity service, and is already available on the PlayStation 3 in the US, and costs from $3.99 to $9.99 per month.
It currently boasts six million tracks, with on-demand service available to premium subscribers.