Sony Launches PSN Video Store

ShawnMichaelsX99 (Contributing Writer) — July 17th, 2008 — 00:57
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Sony has officially launched the PlayStation online video store as part of its Playstation Network service. Through the PlayStation network store, customers may "rent" features for a 24-hour viewing period. Among other titles, the service debuted with several anime works. FUNimation's current anime lineup on the PlayStation network consists of the following:

  • Afro Samurai, season 1
  • Basilisk season 1
  • Burst Angel season 1
  • Desert Punk
  • Gunslinger Girl
  • Kiddy Grade
  • Moon Phase
  • Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles
  • Samurai 7, season 1
  • Trinity Blood season 1

In addition, the first two seasons of Sony Entertainment's Astro Boy are available on the service. Studio BONES and Sony Computer Entertainment working together to offer Xam'd: Lost Memories, a PlayStation Network exclusive as of press time.

Title rentals for the FUNimation titles begin at $1.99 for standard definition broadcast. Xam'd is available in standard definition at $2.99 per standard-definition episode, and $3.99 per high-definition episode. Robotech: Shadow Chronicles is available in standard-definition format, and will cost $7.99.