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Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on Apr 03, 2009 // Director, PlayStation Store

Hi Everyone,

By now, you’ve heard about the latest PS3 Firmware update (v2.70) that allows you to backup the movies and TV shows you purchase from PlayStation Store to an external storage device, so you can make room on your hard drive and restore the videos any time in the future. Also, the videos you purchase for the PSP can now be transferred to the PS3 for playback.

Here are this week’s updates to the video store. We also wanted to share with you a short clip from Krod Mandoon, a show that debuts on Comedy Central next Thursday, April 9. It will be available for purchase on PlayStation Store the following day.

Saddle up with reluctant hero Krod Mandoon and his band of inept freedom fighters as they battle an evil warlord—and their own incompetence—in Comedy Central’s epically outrageous fantasy series.

This week we’ve added the following new HD movies:

HD Movies

  • Extreme Movie
  • Soul Men
  • Vicky Christina Barcelona
  • Zack and Miri Make a Porno
  • Good Dick
  • Fly Away Home
  • Brian’s Song
  • Beverly Hills Chihuahua
  • The Birds
  • The Interpreter
  • The Sting
  • Tremors
  • Wild Hogs

And these HD TV shows:

HD TV Shows

  • Dollhouse | Season 1
  • Friday Night Lights | Season 3
  • Rules of Engagement | Season 3
  • American Dad | Season 4
  • Breaking Bad | Season 2
  • Kings | Season 1
  • The Unit | Season 4
  • 24 | Season 7
  • Heroes | Season 3
  • How I Met Your Mother | Season 4
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit | Season 10


And the following feature films:

Movies

  • Extreme Movie
  • Soul Men
  • Vicky Christina Barcelona
  • Zack and Miri Make a Porno
  • Spectacular!
  • Seven Pounds
  • Marley & Me
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • Autopsy
  • Butterfly Effect: Revelation
  • The Scout
  • Good Dick
  • Ready? OK!
  • Surveillance 21/7
  • Dying Breed
  • From Within
  • The Adventures of Shark Boy & Lava Girl
  • Fly Away Home
  • Summer Magic
  • Treasure Island
  • Turner and Hooch
  • Brian’s Song
  • Darkness Falls (2003)
  • Gone in Sixty Seconds
  • High Heels and Low Lifes
  • Like Water for Chocolate
  • Never Cry Wolf
  • Our Very Own
  • Out Cold
  • Piglet’s Big Movie
  • Pooh’s Heffalump Movie
  • Shanghai Noon
  • Snow Dogs
  • The Great Mouse Detective
  • The Invisible
  • Treasure Island
  • A Goofy Movie
  • Veronica Guerin
  • Beverly Hills Chihuahua
  • Bedknobs and Broomsticks
  • Before and After
  • The Birds
  • The Biscuit Eater
  • The Black Hole
  • Candleshoe
  • The Cat from Outer Space
  • The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes
  • Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe
  • The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain
  • The Glass Shield
  • The Happiest Millionaire
  • The Interpreter
  • Mystery, Alaska
  • Napoleon and Samantha
  • Snowball Express
  • Squanto: A Warrior’s Tale
  • The Sting
  • Tremors
  • The Ugly Dachshund
  • Wild Hogs
  • Benji the Hunted

And new video content from the following television series:

TV

  • 1,000 Ways to Die | Season 1
  • Dollhouse | Season 1
  • Friday Night Lights | Season 3
  • GameTrailers TV with Geoff Keighley | Season 2
  • Rules of Engagement | Season 3
  • Sport Science | Season 2
  • Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles | Season 2
  • The Simpsons | Season 20
  • MADtv | Season 14
  • American Dad | Season 4
  • Breaking Bad | Season 2
  • Caprica | Season 1
  • Chuck | Season 2
  • Family Guy | Season 7
  • Gossip Girl | Season 2
  • Kings | Season 1
  • Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire | Season 1
  • One Tree Hill | Season 6
  • The Unit | Season 4
  • Tough Love | Season 1
  • Trust Me | Season 1
  • 24 | Season 7
  • Ghost Hunters | Season 5
  • Heroes | Season 3
  • How I Met Your Mother | Season 4
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit | Season 10
  • RENO 911! | Season 6
  • Rescue Me | Season 1
  • True Life | Season 2009
  • MTV’s Nitro Circus | Season 1
  • Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory | Season 1
  • Osbournes: Reloaded | Season 1
  • The Real World | Season 21
  • Deadliest Warrior | Season 1
  • Smallville | Season 8
  • Supernatural | Season 4

//Add Your Own

115 Comments

51

+ KSPRAYDAD on April 3rd, 2009 at 12:10 pm said:

Grace,

Could you be of assistance and let the Canadians know who your Canadian counterpart is? I’m certain this should be a quick and easy thing for you to look up. Perhaps it is Kyle Moffat the PR Specialist? A posting of how to contact him would be grand.

This way they can contact her/him directly and they will no longer have to address their questions to you.


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+ KSPRAYDAD on April 3rd, 2009 at 12:11 pm said:

@51…

What happens if you replace your PS3? No-one knows!


53

+ DaxMontana on April 3rd, 2009 at 12:12 pm said:

#21: Caemgen:

I’m with you buddy. Sony needs to grow some frickin’ balls and give us a definitive answer.

ARE THEY WORKING ON CROSS-GAME VOICE CHAT?

And if not:

IS THE PS3 O/S INCAPABLE OF THIS FEATURE?

or

ARE THEY JUST IGNORING US?


54

+ DaxMontana on April 3rd, 2009 at 12:20 pm said:

Weird how in GTA4 I can screw a whore, shoot a guy in the face with a shotgun, drive over a police officer, hear the f-bomb every fifteen seconds, and essentially mass-murder an entire city of people…but my buddy can’t send me a 32 character text-message without fifteen asterisks.

Sony is a joke.


55

+ ryanc08 on April 3rd, 2009 at 12:20 pm said:

@21

YES, they have confirmed they are working on that so please stop posting.


56

+ AdamMadman on April 3rd, 2009 at 12:24 pm said:

CANADA. NOW.

Is Sony really THAT inept that they can’t deliver this paltry service in a country whose copyright laws are less restrictive than the US?

Gimme a ****ING break. Sony is literally on the verge of losing all credibility in this industry, and you’re going to pull this ****?


57

+ Thrasher20 on April 3rd, 2009 at 12:25 pm said:

As of my post, the word Canada has been said 20 times.

Thanks Grace for the update.


58

+ doclloyd on April 3rd, 2009 at 12:28 pm said:

I’m excited to see the inclusion of purchased video backup, but something I would like to see for any HD purchases is the inclusion of a SD copy for download to watch on the PSP. This lack of functionality stops me from wanting to purchase TV shows in HD since I know I can never transfer to PSP without buying another copy. From my understanding, iTunes provides HD and SD copies for those who rent or buy anything in HD. Something to consider moving forward.

Thanks!


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+ KSPRAYDAD on April 3rd, 2009 at 12:30 pm said:

@AdamMadman…

Perhaps if Grace answers the question about who at SONY Can@da to contact (that doesn’t count Thrasher20!) you can express your feelings to someone who can answer for Canada’s plan.

Please realize that both 360 and Apple took 1+ years for their service to come to Canada and SONY has only had the PSN Video store since July 15 2008. Also, please expect that the Canadian store will have different content due to CRTC regulations.


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+ smokey_vols on April 3rd, 2009 at 12:30 pm said:

Where’s Quantum of Solace or any James Bond movie on the PSN movie store? Ohh ya, I forgot you sold the rights to Bond movies to the Xbox store. Smart move guys.


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+ EVanHelsing on April 3rd, 2009 at 12:39 pm said:

Grace,

How many times do people have to ask about the video store in Canada before we get a response? We haven’t even gotten an acknowledgment that Sony is even aware of the issue.

This blog isn’t exactly serving the fan community when it ignores those fans.


62

+ GamerMoney on April 3rd, 2009 at 12:43 pm said:

Wrestling fans need TNA PPVs


63

+ zombie9 on April 3rd, 2009 at 12:44 pm said:

Poeple complaing, LOL some people have nothing better to do. Me I play PS3!!!! to much crying!!!LOL I might check out some movies this week end.. OH and bring some WWE Pay-per views to the vido store please!!!


64

+ GamerMoney on April 3rd, 2009 at 12:58 pm said:

@66

I wouldn’t mind wwe shows either as I usually miss ecw and smackdowm


65

+ xaos on April 3rd, 2009 at 1:03 pm said:

Many thanks for the video backup feature in the new firmware; it ensures that money will continue to flow from my wallet into the video service :)


66

+ Midgetguy on April 3rd, 2009 at 1:12 pm said:

Cool!

One question though… Ever since Adult Swim starting airing this show I’ve been obsessing over it… so…

Is there any chance that we’ll be seeing “The Mighty Boosh” on the video store?

Actually, on the same note… could we see an MP3 of The Eels Song on the store as well?

Just a thought…


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+ KSPRAYDAD on April 3rd, 2009 at 1:12 pm said:

@68

Have you tried putting your backups on a different PS3 with your PSN ID attached? If it doesn’t work then the back ups are useless to you if your PS3 borks.


68

+ Mb72530 on April 3rd, 2009 at 1:16 pm said:

Umm so i’m trying to udate my PS3 from v2.60 to v 2.70 and i keep getting the error message 80710723. I can browse the internet and i know that my internet commection is fine but it will not let me do the update. It gets as far as 59% then tell me it can’t find the server and gives that error msg. I’ve tried to do this download about 7 times now… anyone got any ideas?


69

+ Mike_Feith on April 3rd, 2009 at 1:19 pm said:

To get tv shows in canada they will have to put new networks (means new contracts) because i doubt that your networks are the same as ours with the exception of a few same goes for the uk. For movies thats a whole different story, which im sure it takes a lot of paper work sence movies are made in california after all. And as for the people talking about in game cross chat, well this is the wrong place to cry about a useless function, just use a messanger program or another program like vent. Bluetooth headsets work with computers you know.


70

+ DropD on April 3rd, 2009 at 1:27 pm said:

2.7 won’t let me view my .avi’s from my PC anymore. :-( so we can back up purchases, but not watch stuff on our network. yay!


71

+ guyaneseromeo on April 3rd, 2009 at 1:33 pm said:

O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.

With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!

From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.


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+ KSPRAYDAD on April 3rd, 2009 at 1:37 pm said:

@68

Download it to a thumbdrive on PC and then do it:

*http://dus01.ps3.update.playstation.net/update/ps3/image/us/2009_0402_3352adc32e39ec5f7b4cdeb8b861052a/PS3UPDAT.PUP


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+ KSPRAYDAD on April 3rd, 2009 at 1:38 pm said:

@dropD

Out of curiosity…what Media Server Program are you using?


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+ ThreeLeggedFreak on April 3rd, 2009 at 1:56 pm said:

While I think you guys are doing a GREAT job with the video store and allowing us to back up our purchased items is a step in the right direction (ideally it would be tied to our PSN instead of machine and DRM would be like the games), I feel there are some things missing for you to catch up to XBL and itunes in terms of content:

- Some new seasons of TV Shows that are available on PSN are going on right now and you’re not updating them like your competitors, Gangland and Ax Men are two I can think of
- More catalog TV Shows, FUturama season 2 is already available on XBL and itunes, Married with Children season 7 and 8 are available on itunes, etc
- THe Ultimate Fighter from Spike please :D
- Some TV Shows are missing under the network they play, example “The Beast” cannot be found under A&E
- Great to see new Disney movies, hopefully more of those catalog titles to come as well as day and date releases and ability to purchase them, but those latter two might have something to do with itunes contract for them…

Do that and your content will grow even better. Overall great job, give yourselves a pat on the back, the Video store has grown significantly since its inception.


75

+ Insomnia999 on April 3rd, 2009 at 2:00 pm said:

When are we going to be able to download movies directly onto the PSP?

Also I emailed you guys and you never emailed me back (as always).

I asked if I swap saves between my two ps3′s will it stop me from earning trophies? Can I only earn the trophies on the system that I started the game on or can I just keep going back and forth between the systems? Can you guys make it so that you recognize that I’m not downloading the save off the internet and that it is just from my other system?


76

+ Insomnia999 on April 3rd, 2009 at 2:00 pm said:

I would like a response.


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+ r-nice on April 3rd, 2009 at 2:01 pm said:

All the people complaining about the video store not being in Canada, you do realize that you can’t even watch some videos online if it detects you’re logging on from Canada?

This sounds like it’s a Canada issue, not a Sony issue.


78

+ mark_west on April 3rd, 2009 at 2:14 pm said:

Surveillance 21/7 – eh? I think that’s a type


79

+ jayyy91 on April 3rd, 2009 at 2:14 pm said:

Canada please.


80

+ phinnv8 on April 3rd, 2009 at 2:37 pm said:

Sony when are you going to go on the attack and kill the 360 already? It can’t be that hard but your just not willing to do it???

-Cross Chat support
-Backwards Compatibility
-Lower the price to $299

Do it all at once, make a big announcement with it, and do it when some big titles are coming out…. How hard would it be to win already?


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+ kingmeazly on April 3rd, 2009 at 2:37 pm said:

awesome we have Tremors now


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+ RaymondBel on April 3rd, 2009 at 3:08 pm said:

The Playstation.ca website is a total joke.

The only way to contact them is a tiny little link at the bottom – contact us –

That contact link returns to the Sony address in California. So this issue about no video store in Canada IS a Sony problem.


83

+ KazeEternal on April 3rd, 2009 at 3:22 pm said:

Did…. I just see Caprica season 1 on that list….


84

+ KazeEternal on April 3rd, 2009 at 3:24 pm said:

on not cool a preview of caprica ><


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+ DaxMontana on April 3rd, 2009 at 3:28 pm said:

I can’t imagine how Sony could disappoint me even more than they already have.

But luckily, they seem to have a team of specialists dedicated to nothing but disappointing people…so I remain optimistic.


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+ Sup3rfly-91 on April 3rd, 2009 at 3:53 pm said:

The show looks ok, I might check it out


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+ RICKDOEZ1 on April 3rd, 2009 at 4:09 pm said:

that video was grate!
i would love to have on my xmb a voice chat system on my ps3 thats so damn powerful thin the rest of other systems out there!!!! shine sony shine!


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+ Destiny89 on April 3rd, 2009 at 4:23 pm said:

Why is it that no one is answering any of the questions over here??? i really want this store to be in Canada as well.. is it really that hard?? :(


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+ iCSpEEdRaCeR on April 3rd, 2009 at 4:36 pm said:

The PSN Account Wallet needs password protection – not just a password prompt when checking out of the store! I want to be able to play on my PS3 and save my PSN password on my console and not worry someone using my system adding money (paid with my credit card) to my PSN Wallet without a password prompt showing up.


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+ Mastroall on April 3rd, 2009 at 4:51 pm said:

@82

Its not Sony’s problem. Its your miles and miles of copyright your government issued.

It took Microsoft over 2 years to get the legal rights to obtain movies and films for the Canadians. Its not Sony’s fault.


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+ Mastroall on April 3rd, 2009 at 4:53 pm said:

@80.

This isnt a video game. “Attack the 360″? Really?

Its not like Sony and Microsoft are waging war on each other. Its business. And you need to understand that a price cut would just ruin profits for Sony.


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+ Mastroall on April 3rd, 2009 at 4:55 pm said:

@74

I’d also love it if they added a music video store! That would be so great! Maybe Sony and Apple can make a deal together, since there both against Microsoft.


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+ kool-chris93 on April 3rd, 2009 at 7:37 pm said:

Will this video store ever come to Australia?


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+ enkill on April 3rd, 2009 at 7:41 pm said:

CANADA MOVIES PLZ!!!!!!!!!!!!

You guys do remember the terrible socialist country right above US right? You know, the one with free health care!


95

+ userfriendly on April 3rd, 2009 at 8:00 pm said:

CANADA PLLLZZZZ!!

power in numbers right? It took a year to get Live Marketplace in Canada so just make the deal with CRTC and be done with it Sony.


96

+ Quamina on April 3rd, 2009 at 9:47 pm said:

An update on Canada please!!!


97

+ Jenovah on April 4th, 2009 at 1:05 am said:

http://www.penny-arcade.com/2009/4/3/

Still wanna keep promoting Penny arcade on your site?

If so your a lost cause :(


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+ KainDrake on April 4th, 2009 at 3:56 am said:

why can we only rent certain movies in HD but not buy them in HD?


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+ BalramRules on April 4th, 2009 at 4:30 am said:

This is sooo wicked, shouldn’t they add classics like SpiderMan 1-3,The Whole Batman Trilogy, Harry Potter 1-5, 3 – D Movies!!! Will be sooooooooooooooooooo SICK!!! Like Monsters Vs. Aliens, sadly its still in cinemas.


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+ BalramRules on April 4th, 2009 at 4:32 am said:

Doctor Who, Torchwood, The Sarah Jane Advetures, East Enders, The Simpsons and them sorts will MAKE TONNES OF MONEY FOR SONY YOU KNOW, IF THEY PUT THEM SERIES ON, AND House, Sony will be filled up with cash!!!!


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