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. ūüėČ

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www
11 years ago

Well, Right on.

Phoelix
Phoelix
11 years ago

I'll bet Sony snubs them on the fact that they want the PS3 to be family-oriented.

Masterofallz
Masterofallz
11 years ago

Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo do not allow developers to make a game thats rated Adults Only. Why the hell would Sony say yes to this? Do you know how much controversy this would cause? Its never going to happen.

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

Do it Do it Do it Do it Do it!!

Titch1794
Titch1794
11 years ago

LOL

bOnEs
bOnEs
11 years ago

considering the size of the porn industry, this would be a HUGE money making opportunity for sony… however, i am not sure this is the direction sony would want to take the PS3… it might help the sales and overall, i really think it's a win-win situation for sony… but, will it hurt sony's image? i think it would… they would eventually be labeled as a snuff pusher by xbox and the likes… and not a system for the kids, a system for the adults… and really, sony still wants the kids market…

there's factors that need to be weighed in this decision but there's no doubt that both sides would benefit from this partnership… i just wonder if it will hurt sony in the long-run… i'm pretty sure it would…

it's not a bad idea though… i think both sides need to sit down together and at least discuss it… it's interesting that vivid came to sony and not xbox… i think they see HUGE potential there…


Last edited by bOnEs on 9/8/2009 10:49:22 AM

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

Probably because Sony already has a porn affiliated services in Japan

ThePearlJamer
ThePearlJamer
11 years ago

They could tab into the skeevy old perverts market…

Imagi
Imagi
11 years ago

They should do it, could easily be put into a section that is not accessible for people that are not old enough to view such content (i.e linked to the PSN registered details).

Such content could secure the free aspect of PSN for the rest of us, using this to help pay for the network costings.

englishgolfer
englishgolfer
11 years ago

tell me what 16 or 15 year old hasn't lied on about their age to be able to play online? so you won't be able to tie in into the psn user info. for me, i'm against it – just doesn't feel right.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

Dude…tell me what 15 or 16-year old can't jump online and find the most offensive and degrading sh** ever known to man without ever having to confirm their age.

A MONKEY could find six trillion gigs of free porn. Heh. The PS3 wouldn't be doing anything the Internet hasn't been doing for years.


Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 9/8/2009 11:05:18 AM

killzone100
killzone100
11 years ago

Its different sony cant just go around giving out HD porn. No way dude.

englishgolfer
englishgolfer
11 years ago

then i must be lower than a monkey in the food chain as i could only find 5 trillion gigs! ūüėČ

chewy102
chewy102
11 years ago

You calling me a monkey? I don't even like bananas.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
11 years ago

It would be a bad move for the PS3 right now.

The PS3 sold over half a million consoles in around a week. The price point is finally right. Let the Playstation 3 get some good publicity now.

If PS3 users want porn, they can use the browser or put in a Blu Ray disc..

Imagi
Imagi
11 years ago

OK, I was meaning PSN accounts that are verified with a credit card, the porn will be charged for so a credit card is needed anyway.

Don't know why you are getting on your high horse about it the browser already gives any 16 year old access to porn via the interweb.

coverton341
coverton341
11 years ago

Any 15 or 16 year old that has had a bank account opened for them by a parent can lie on their registration and have a CC number to use but as Ben says they can find all the free porn in the world online. And anyway the PS3 has a browser that connects to that cesspool of degradation…oops I mean the internet…anyway the simple fact is you can't stop anyone from doing ANYTHING that they really have set their mind to so porn on the PS3 store or not it doesn't really matter.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

"Dude…tell me what 15 or 16-year old can't jump online and find the most offensive and degrading sh** ever known to man without ever having to confirm their age."

so that justifies providing them with another source? Give me a break.

Imagi
Imagi
11 years ago

If there is a market then why not supply it, I doubt Sony would take Vivid up on this offer, but if they did It would be done is such a way that young Timmy would never even know such content is available. I would not like to see it as part of the PSN store, but a separate section within the movie service that sony has plans for.

Let consenting adults be consenting adults.

You guys should give Porn credit where credit is due, it helped create the high speed internet we take for granted, along with the now standard of Blue Ray not HD-DVD.

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

Hate to say this but you all keep talking about "oh he can jsut lie blah blah", well yeah, exactly. He can lie at any point. He can just lie about it and do it online to any porn website and get an account by lying and using the correct credentials, no matter people always lie, there's nothing you can do about it. Now I'm not saying this a is a good thing, but like it's already been said, Japan already has a porn service affiliated with the PS3 so saying it's family oriented so they'll say no, that's maybe only part true because the US is so against anything sexual it's insane, but I bet Euro will get it no prob.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

Jawknee: I'm not endorsing anything. I'm simply saying the PS3 is not any different than a computer, so this step is only logical from a business standpoint.

In other words, we're all going to have to get over it because it's bound to happen at some point.

johnld
johnld
11 years ago

well, theres a difference between a computer and ps3. The ps3 is mainly for playing video games which is aimed at a younger demographic, so when people/media/parents hears about things like this, it would get more exposure and end up as a controversial topic. Hell everyone already know that anyone can finds crap like this on the internet. Dont underestimate these kids, they're pretty persistent these days, well…. on stuff like this anyway. No offense to anyone.


Last edited by johnld on 9/8/2009 5:03:40 PM

SnipeySnake
SnipeySnake
11 years ago

Little cousin: Hey look! A ps3! *turns it on* Whats a Playstation network?*clicks on icon and looks around* Hey this looks like a game! *downloads* (10 minutes later) o.e

somethingrandom
somethingrandom
11 years ago

As they entered their credit card information and saw that it was an adult rating?

Imagi
Imagi
11 years ago

All they have to do to make this work and for everybody to be happy is to sell a blue ray disc to access the content. Then you would just access the content in much the same way as video content is accessed from within GT5 prologue.

MadKatBebop
MadKatBebop
11 years ago

I'm not sure if Sony should do it. Like bOnEs said wouldn't it hurt Sony's image?.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

CNN, MSNBC, FOX:

ps3 is not safe for kids blah blah blah

Would kill the ps3 right there and then

LowKey
LowKey
11 years ago

YEah Scarecrow those 3 channels are bad enough what with all the brainwashing they try to do.LOL They are bad enough for Sony's image. but seriously there are pornsites on the web that dont even require a CC or Sign up just tons and tons of Porn Videos like youtube for porn… and yeah I would know, before anyone says it, cause I looooves my porn.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

Anyone that pays for porn is getting ripped off.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Ha

bridgera
bridgera
11 years ago

+1

CH1N00K
CH1N00K
11 years ago

lol, Playstation 3: Does everything….including Porn!

They would have to make this an option that would need to be unlocked on the PS3 so kids couldn't access it.

Gabriel013
Gabriel013
11 years ago

I see no problem with this as the PS3 is an entertainment system for ALL the family, not just the kids.

Users of premium television services such as Sky and Virginmedia are able to rent adult material while still letting little Timmy safely watch his cartoons so I really don't see why this should be an issue, but we just know some people will.

dso8515
dso8515
11 years ago

Well I would say that Ultima was doing the same thing here, and you bashed him for it. That's very hypocritical if you ask me.

Gabriel013
Gabriel013
11 years ago

I did what? Don't recall that but please point me to the relevant article.

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
11 years ago

Pornography on the PS Store…. Sorry thats just really inappropriote. I can understand the PS3 has become more than just for games, heck i play more DVDs than games on it. However putting pornography is generally degrading.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

I see so you're okay with mindless violence but when penis and vagina show a little teamwork you've got a problem.

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
11 years ago

I dont have a problem with erotic footage,in a game/film. but the intention of pornography when you think about it is pretty pathetic.Also doesnt relate i cant see how selling it on the PS Store is justifed becuase theres no real relation to gaming.

As for violence, i'm not going to defend it. It seems all the mainstream titles of this gen thrive off violence. Which is why i believe we need more Good platforming games, Crash & Sonic have been dead for way to long, Ratchet & Clank never satisfied me.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

Why is the intention of Porn pathetic? Humans just like a majority of other species live to have sex. Porn has a negative vibe thanks to intolerance brought about by religious organizations. Porn isn't just around due to individuals sitting alone ruining their lives due to addiction and isolation.


Last edited by LimitedVertigo on 9/8/2009 12:46:35 PM

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
11 years ago

There is a huge difference between sex and masterbation. I'm not saying anything bad about sex. but sex orchastrated for men to whack of to is pretty unrespectable. And even if its not orchistarted and is footage filmed by an amateur its pretty sick to think of most
our generation do this without shame. But then with our generation its becoming normal for anybody to dump footage online thanks to Youtube.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

Ultima, everyone masturbates. Sounds like you're a little bashful when it comes to satisfying yourself. If people wish to masturbate while viewing others engaging in sex than so be it. I think you're being quite naive if you believe masturbation is something to ashamed of or viewing porn for its intended purpose.

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
11 years ago

just because its common does not mean its acceptable. The same could be said for many things, like Youtube bloggers i cant stand people that slouch infront of there webcam and rant on about shit, We need an internet clear up system to remove all the utter sh** there is. The S3 plan from MGS2 is seeming more plausible every day…. sorry went off topic lol

but as for pornography on the PS Store. No, dont flood the store with garbage….. next we may get gamers video blogs on there *shiver*

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

Ultima you need to take a step back and realize that your personal tastes don't dictate the reality of things. I agree just becuase something is common doesn't mean it's okay (Hormel chili). Seriously though you're personal choices shouldn't restrict others from making their own choices, especially if those choices are legal. You may have a problem with youtube whores and pornography but how is that any different than me telling you I despise Stanley Kubrick films and believe they are negative and should be eliminated.

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
11 years ago

Ultima you need to take a step back and realize that your personal tastes don't dictate the reality of things. I agree just becuase something is common doesn't mean it's okay (Hormel chili). Seriously though you're personal choices shouldn't restrict others from making their own choices, especially if those choices are legal. You may have a problem with youtube whores and pornography but how is that any different than me telling you I despise Stanley Kubrick films and believe they are negative and should be eliminated.

Well obviously things shouldnt be banned due to my personally taste, but when you get such moral issue i think it goes beyond just personal some times you have to take a leap back and see that somethings are just wrong and need to be dealth with.

For instance people chatting each other up on PS3 Home…. its rediculous you see 10 guys swamming over a girl saying "U Rah RLY pRutAy!" This is over a computer customised avatar…. not a real woman….. I proably mentioned this becasue i saw a trailer for that new Bruce Willis film "Surrogates" It generally made me feel sick

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

Ultima being gay has been viewed as morally wrong for thousands of years thanks to religious doctrine influencing people. It's clear to me that morals can be wrong. Everyone knows about Porn and many that claim to be against it end up getting caught in a lie. If it comes to the PS3 you can just ignore it just like those annoying kids on Home who are most likely hitting on a man disguised as a girl.

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
11 years ago

Alan: God created Adam & Eve, He did'nt create Adam & Steve.
(Had quote to quote that lol)

I agree with what you have said partially. Though generaly moral or immoral, its just not a suitable form of media for the console.

dunno about you but im bushed, thanks for this intruiging debate.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

Same to you, glad there are people on here like you that enjoy a conversation.

dso8515
dso8515
11 years ago

Quote: Ultima you need to take a step back and realize that your personal tastes don't dictate the reality of things.

This coming from the guy who said that they should stop making Guitar Hero games because they take away from developers possibly creating something that he would enjoy playing.

kreate
kreate
11 years ago

can i join too?

i hope sony goes all out and flood the store with garbage(porn). if people want to view adult related videos or whatever, why cant they do so? as long as its out of the reach of children it should be fine?

if one person, or certain amount of people view it as a wrong thing, than… i guess that person have the choice to not go to the adult section. but why would those choices of certain individuals dictate the overall standard for the rest of the consumers?

i want sony to sell porn, i dont care for it, but maybe we can finally go into a more adult oriented industry. it would push the gaming industry to make more mature games. playing mario is cool but hey! i also wanna see some proper romance! even if this isnt the case, we should at LEAST have the option to choose for ourselves, not choose for others.

whatever happen to freedom?

also it seems like people have a problem when a girl in ps home get swarm with guys. whats wrong with that? some girls like it, some girls dont. who cares? are u a girl? its none of our business. let people do whatever they want. if the girl doesnt want to be talked to, she can mute and block everyone near her. its that easy.

PS3:it only does EVERYTHING! including porn?

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

dso8515

My comments were related to someone's question regarding why anyone would be against the development of GH and games like it. I was clearly giving my personal opinion on the matter and in no way claimed it fit the majority view or felt it would influence any change in protocol.