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More details on HUB, this time from Sony

According to the Japanese press, Sony Asia’s managing director says games could eventually be downloaded from PS3’s online service.


Apparently Sony’s muzzle doesn’t extend to Tetsuhiko Yasuda, the managing director of Sony Asia. A few days ago he spoke at the Taipei Game Show and made some ominous remarks about waiting until the PS3 was “completely prepared” to combat piracy.

Today he seems to be mouthing off to the Japanese press about the possibilities of PlayStation 3’s recently leaked HUB online service. Our buddies at PS3 Center report that Yasuda says that games may eventually be available for download from HUB, rather than buying hard copies at the store. This meshes with rumors in PSM about an iTunes-like downloading service, among many other PS3 media possibilities.

We don’t speak Japanese, but if any readers out there can hook us up with a more detailed translation of the article, we’ll be forever in your debt. Until then, check out PS3 Center’s story and some other links on the subject below.

• PS3 Titles to be Downloadable? [PS3 Center]
• Original interview from Impress Watch — Google’s translation
• Sony exec kinda sorta confirms Hub service and downloadable PS3 games [Engadget]

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