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Porn Industry Wants in on Video Game Consoles

Sony pushes the PlayStation 3 as far more than just a games machine. In fact, the latest round of Sony advertisements has the PS3 presenting the idea that "it does everything."

As a full-featured media hub able to entertain everyone in many ways, adult film company Vivid Entertainment figures that it'd be only fair if people would be able to enjoy titles such as Bad Wives, Seven Deadly Sins and Tristan Taramino's Expert Guide to Oral Sex 2 via the PlayStation Network.

"Our point is pretty simple," Vivid's CEO Steve Hirsch told Kotaku. "As long as age verification is in place that (Sony) feels comfortable with we see no reason why adults shouldn't be allowed to access adult movies on the Playstation 3."

Hirsch is also interested in putting adult films on the Xbox Live Marketplace, and perhaps even the Wii. But the PlayStation 3 gets the attention first as Sony is now allowing on-demand adult movies for the console service in Japan. Hirsch sees this as an opening for Vivid on the PS3 for the western market.

"They had made it clear in the past they were not interested," Hirsch said. "Now that they have agreed to in some way allow adult films on the Japanese platform we are going to move forward and make a formal request."

Given the impossibility of game developers getting ESRB rated "AO" for Adults Only games approved by platform holders such as Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo, it seems unlikely that we'll be seeing Debbie Does Dallas on your favorite gaming console. But with parental controls at the best they've ever been, maybe it could happen.

  • valcron
    Dad can I get a PS3. No son its to expensive. But you can rent Adult Movies and watch them whenever you want. Cha Ching.

    Dad why is the PS3 in your room. I want to play it too.
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  • Raidur
    I'm down. :)
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  • redgarl
    If it could kill a part of the porn industry, I wish Sony would prevent the release of Blu-Ray porn movies.
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  • hellwig
    In college, someone had added a parental control password to my roomates PS2 without him knowing it. Blocked out the unrated-rated Transformers movie (animated one from the 80's). Luckily it was only changed to 0007, otherwise we would have spent years trying to guess what it was.

    I say, lock all PS3s from adult content via mandatory update (no update, no adult content). Then force all consoles to be unlocked via some pre-approved mechanism that some kid with his parents credit card number can't bypass. Then, put whatever content you want on the Playstation network. If that can't be done, I doubt they'll even consider doing it.
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  • Regulas
    I wouldn't mind seeing some 18+ rated video games. I guess we have some now since many games swear with the F word. Showing a little tits and ass would be a nice change.
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  • jellico
    redgarlIf it could kill a part of the porn industry, I wish Sony would prevent the release of Blu-Ray porn movies.What's with all the hate? I don't understand why some people get their panties in a twist about porn. I can understand it may not be something you like... so don't watch it. Why do you feel the need to dictate for everyone else?

    I'm all for inclusion of the adult entertainment industry in the console video game market, provided there are sufficient parental safeguards in place. Think about how much cooler Fallout 3 could have been if they could have released an AO version of the game. Look at all of the attention Mass Effect received for its racy scene towards the end of the game. And let's no forget the GTA franchise... talk about tailor made for an AO release.
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  • pochacco007
    this will never fly on the wii. however, it will more likely occur on the 360 as well.
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  • joeman42
    pochacco007this will never fly on the wii. however, it will more likely occur on the 360 as well.Don't want to see how they would use the Wii controller on this.
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  • megahunter
    joeman42Don't want to see how they would use the Wii controller on this.

    very good kkkkkk
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  • Parrdacc
    "It's my turn with the sex box and her name is Sony"
    Family Guy Episode

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