Sony Playstation 3 to Have Download Service

Sony plans to combat the Xbox 360’s download service with their own service for the Playstation 3. Though this is only going to happen in Asian markets at first, this adds even more fuel to the fierydebate over whether the Playstation 3 will have a hard drive included with the system. The Playstation 3 will be able to download games to the console for gamers to play and Sony says it will bebetter than the Xbox 360’s features.

The service is going to be called WA! PS3 Online, which has a rather strange name considering that “PS3 Online” would have been just fine I’m sure. Sony will be teaming with the Korea IT IndustryPromotion Agency for content availability. Content will included but won’t be limited to games, videos, movies, and music. Expect a plethora of content due to Sony’s extensive background in music andmovies. There is no word yet if this feature will come over to the Americas when the Playstation 3 arrives later this year.