Porn Empire Can't Penetrate The PS3

Back in September, porn behemoth Vivid Entertainment approached Sony about streaming its porn all over the PS3 (snicker). Vivid's boss says that thrust (haha) is over, and they're now fantasising about Microsoft.

Speaking to CVG, Steve Hirsch, Vivid's founder, said conversations with Sony "didn't lead anywhere". However, "If we could get further than we did with Sony [on Xbox 360] , we'd be very interested," he added.

My, what a big if you have, Steven. Why don't you come inside for a drink of water ...

Vivid went to Sony late last summer after the console maker started allowing a Japanese porn channel to distribute Blu-Ray movies to Japanese subscribers. Vivid wanted Sony to set up an adults-only channel on the PlayStation Network, through which it would sell and distribute to you its warm, porny goodness.

So this likely collapsed as much for content as for the fact Sony would have to build infrastructure to accommodate it, even though everyone knows making and selling porn is a licence to print money.

PS3 Porn Negotiation Goes Limp [CVG]


Comments

    Come to your senses Sony!

    But those with xbox live already have an internet connection...

    seriously, porn = money

    "I'm told" that you can d'l HD stuff to the HDD of your PS3...

    ...so I'm told...

    people still BUY porn?

    Sony didn't have porn on their Betamax, VHS on the other hand did have porn and won.

    Microsoft should make a deal with Vivid a customer is a customer, I see no problem there measures to stop children from playing age inapropriate games and videos right now.

      Also HD DVD didn't have porn either, Blu-Ray did, and we all know who won that war.

      Microsoft will never allow porn on the XBox though. They wouldn't even allow that game called Privates, so there's no way they'll allow a hardcore porn service.

        The whole "porn won the format war" thing is ridiculous. BluRay beat HD-DVD because it had much greater studio support (the balance finally tipped when Warner Bros went BluRay exclusive).

        It may have been a factor in VHS v Betamax, but in those days people didn't have the internet so they couldn't just download their porn in the privacy of their own home. Seriously, even if somebody wanted to actually pay for porn, why would they go to the embarrassment of actually buying it on a disc when they can get it anonymously from home?

    You can watch porn on the PS3 already though. Just go to browse internet (or what ever it's called) and then go to what ever porn site takes your fancy.

    it might've actually got a green light if they just negotiated a similar delivery system that's available in japan. available on the psn store however, is a bit different than actually needing to go and get a disc.

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