Those looking to stream pornographic videos to their PlayStation 3 will be bummed to hear that that capability won't be coming to Sony's console. At least, that's what Vivid Video says.
Vivid, one of the world's largest pornography companies, recently approached Sony to see if the company would ink a deal allowing Vivid to stream its pornographic films to the PS3. But Sony wasn't interested, Vivid revealed in a recent interview.
"We started conversations with Sony, but they didn't lead anywhere," Vivid co-chairman Steven Hirsch told ComputerandVideogames (CVG). Hirsch revealed to CVG that Vivid was asking Sony to create an area on its PlayStation Network that would require age verification to enter. Upon doing so, the PS3 owner could pay for Vivid's streaming videos and play them from the console.
Of course, just because Sony won't allow streaming on the console doesn't mean owners won't be able to play porn videos on the PlayStation 3. Sony's console accommodates both DVD and Blu-ray discs--two formats Vivid sells its films on.
Still, those hoping to be able to stream adult content on a video game console might not be out of luck just yet. Hirsch told CVG that he would be "very interested" in bringing his company's content to the Xbox 360. He didn't indicate if he had broached the subject with Microsoft yet.
Regardless, Microsoft doesn't sound like it would even consider accepting such a deal from Vivid. A company spokesperson wrote in an e-mail that "Microsoft does not and will not support Adults Only-rated titles or X-rated video content on Xbox 360."
Sony did not immediately respond to request for comment.
Updated at 7:08 p.m. PDT to include Microsoft statement.