I just got an e-mail announcing the availability of video rental and purchase on the PS3 through the PlayStation Network. I’ve been curious about this since I first heard of it. Here’s an article about it.
I just jumped on my PS3 and took a look at what was available. Honestly, there’s not much there that I’m really excited about. Buying videos that I can only watch on my PS3, and that will forever be taking up hard drive space on it doesn’t seem like a great idea. Renting seems like a good deal — just download the movie, watch it, then delete it.
Interestingly, there’s also a new anime series that will be exclusive to PSN. It looks like it might be good, but I don’t know if I want to get hooked on a series that I’ll have to $2 per episode to watch. There’s plenty of free anime on Cartoon Network and elsewhere on cable.