New rumours suggest that Sony will turn the PS Vita into a gaming machine and an eBook platform?, more details inside.......
According to a report on MCV, the service will be called “Storyteller” and it is likely that it will also be available on the more portable Playstation Vita system. Downloadable books and other content will be available through the Playstation Store, potentially via a brand new dedicated channel in the same way that games and video are currently broken up into different sections within the digital download platform.
According to the report, there will be an emphasis on children’s content, meaning Sony sees this as perhaps an interactive storybook platform for your children. Unfortunately for Sony, it doesn’t exactly have a great track record in this space. Even though its Reader ebook device beat the Kindle to the market, it failed to captivate consumers. And specifically within the Playstation business, Sony launched a digital comic service for the PSP, allowing users to download comic books and read them in between gaming sessions. That service was subsequently shut down due to lack of interest.
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