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    Playstation 3 Online: Sony & the Bankers strike a deal

    Sony have struck a deal with the Royal Bank Of Scotland for their PS3 online service.

    Check out the Headline for more info.

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    Usual Sony

    Sony is at it again...stealing Ideas from Nintendo then saying it was thiers all along...

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    actually, i think credit is gonna have to go to people other than nintendo here

    the online service came of age thanks to Microsoft. micropayments as part of that, again goes to Microsoft. and nintendo's Virtual Console is no closer to release than the equivalent function on the PSP (and does microsoft win again here, since some of the games on marketplace are old?)

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    With the promise of music, movie, game and content downloads, and even an auction facility, the PlayStation Network Platform is set to be huge business.
    Isn't that what Live promises? Either way I'll be looking forward to getting one when the price drops. A lot


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    Is the RBoS deal UK, Europe or worldwide?

    To me this sounds like a very big deal for RBoS

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    RBoS run WorldPay, which manages an awful lot of worldwide transactions...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar
    Is the RBoS deal UK, Europe or worldwide?

    To me this sounds like a very big deal for RBoS
    Good question, I'd assume it's World-wide but I'm not 100%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odc
    Isn't that what Live promises?
    Microsoft only allow content downloads at the moment. As it stands i can't see them offering full game downloads until they release larger HDD as the 13Gb we have at the moment is going to get filled by only 3-4 games.

    Sony have a big advantage over MS & Nintendo in that they own lots of music labels and movie studios, and with the 60Gb HDD in place there won't be a problem with downloading games & movies. So in 18 months time i should be able to dl Spiderman 3.

    Quote Originally Posted by Steven W
    With an estimated 200 milliion Playstation 3 units expected to be sold
    Where did that figure come from?

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    10 year lifespan of the console, ps2 manages 100 million in 5 years, therefore simple extrapolation
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    Quote Originally Posted by directhex
    RBoS run WorldPay, which manages an awful lot of worldwide transactions...
    I didn't know that. Interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoo
    10 year lifespan of the console, ps2 manages 100 million in 5 years, therefore simple extrapolation
    But that doesn't mean that PS3 will sell 200M units, for once Sony has a serious contender for the crown and for peoples money. It's not going to be plain sailing for Sony this time round.

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    nope, that's why they called it an estimate..
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