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PSN to get 50+ new movies per week

More details of video service emerge.

Following the launch of the new PlayStation Network Video Delivery Service, Sony has revealed at least 50 films will be added to the library each week.

European product marketing director Mark Hardy told Eurogamer, "There are over 2000 films available to start with. The plan is to update the store on a weekly basis and add a minimum of 50 movies every time we update."

As announced yesterday the new service allows users to rent movies in HD and SD. At present only SD films can be bought and stored on the PS3's hard drive.

"At the moment you can only rent HD content but that's something that will change in the near future," said Hardy. "It's to do with where we're getting the content from, how we're getting it and the publishing deals that are in place at the moment - but that will change. The whole service will grow and evolve over time and more content will come in different formats."

That could include TV shows, according to Hardy. "The plan is to launch with films first but of course, in the same way we know our consumers are interested in Blu-ray discs with extras or episodic content, we will look into that later."

When asked whether the first batch of films includes the full set of Police Academy movies or whether that's also something Sony is looking at for the future, Hardy replied: "Is that a joke question?"

The PlayStation Network Video Delivery Service is up and running now with prices starting at £2.49 or €2.99 for an SD rental.