UK to get PS3 vending machines

Written by Joe Martin

November 4, 2008 | 12:01

Tags: #playstation-3 #ps3

Companies: #sony

At Stuff Magazine's Stuff Live Expo recently Sony Entertainment and Universal Pictures announced a most unusual partnership - to bring vending machines filled with PS3 games and Blu-ray movies to the UK.

According to Universal and Sony, the vending machines will be an important step in their distribution plans for PlayStation 3 games, Blu-ray movies and digital music.

The vending machine in question is set to be pretty snazzy and state of the art judging by the descriptions, though we haven't yet seen one for ourselves. The machine will apparently have a full touch-screen interface and different slots for different types of flash media. As well as offering PlayStation 3 games and Blu-ray movies the machines will offer digital music downloads that users can transfer to the media of their choosing.

As well as accepting cash payments, the vending machine will also accept credit cards for those larger purchases.

Currently Sony and Universal haven't announced plans to introduce the machine anywhere outside the UK, but the expectation is that Sony is ready to roll out more units should the first lot be successful.

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