Like it or not, sex is a part of our video entertainment in this world, and if the PlayStation 3 is truly a full home entertainment system…well, perhaps this was inevitable.
As reported by MCV , the world's largest pornography producer has asked Sony to put downloadable high-definition movies on the PlayStation Network. Vivid Entertainment founder and co-chairman, Steven Hirsch, says the distribution of X-rated films on the PS3 has "real potential" for the entire adult entertainment industry. Heck, the Japanese have already taken advantage; DDM.tv launched an HD porn service, although it's only available in Japan. Said Hirsch:
"[DDM’s launch] is a good start. We hope that Sony will allow adult movies to be downloaded worldwide. As long as proper age verification is in place there is no reason why consumers should not be allowed to view adult movies on any device that they desire. It’s too early to say to what extent this could help our business, but it certainly has real potential."
At the same time, it seems Hirsch and Co. have not yet approached either SCEA or SCEE with this request, so it remains to be seen how Sony reacts to the query. Movies and PlayStation have been in close relations ever since Sony opted to include DVD functionality with the PS2, so perhaps it's only logical that porn comes along with the deal. We'd provide you with more info on Vivid, but we're fairly certain you get the gist; a list of movie names and performers would likely be offensive to many. Deal with it, guys. 😉