Sony sampling movies for memory stick

In an attempt to regain a fading market for pre-recorded movies for its PlayStation Portable system, Sony is testing the sale of movies on Memory Stick pro Duos. Sony has recently announced that it will be releasing a pair of "entertainment packs" which bundle respectively, a 1GB or a 2GB Memory Stick Pro Duo with a choice of a free movie. The first movies that will be available are: XXX: State of the Union, SWAT, The Grudge or Hitch.

The memory cards will also come packaged with a DVD, which users can use to unlock and transfer a pre-ripped PSP-friendly copy of the movie of their choice. You can use the Memory Stick pro Duo in any compatible device, but the videos will only play on a PSP.

The two entertainment packs will cost $60 USD for the 1GB model, and $100 USD for the 2GB model. Sony-branded Memory Stick Pro Duos normally cost around $45 USD for a 1GB model, so in essence the movie isn't quite as free as Sony maintains.

Screenshot: Memory stick entertainment pack
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