Sony Entertainment Network Online Store Launches in North America

Although the new service has been operational in Europe for two months, North American gamers can now access movies, games and TV shows from the Web.

Sony Computer Entertainment America has launched a new online store to connect gamers across multiple platforms, including Mac and Windows PCs, Sony Xperia smartphones and tablets, PlayStation 3 and PS Vita. The Sony Entertainment Network online store features games, movies and TV shows for purchase.

The new online store features rich product pages that offer an easy way to browse the store's integrated catalog, which offers millions of pieces of game-related content – including downloadable games, add-ons and themes, as well as movies and TV shows.

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For PlayStation users, content purchased in the new online store from a PC (Mac and Windows) is added to My Downloads within the PlayStation Store. Users can then download games, movies and TV episodes directly onto their PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, or PlayStation Portable systems.  Users can also purchase movies and TV episodes via the online store from any PC and watch them via the Media Go application (Windows-based PC only), or on Sony Xperia smartphones and tablets.

The launch of the online store follows the recent release of the new PS Store for the PS3 system and is part of an on-going initiative of redesigning the various device user experiences. Sony Entertainment Network will update these stores with new features, including  advanced recommendation functionality and automatic remote download of purchased content, as well as mobile phone and tablet browsing.

Sony Entertainment Network account holders can now add funds to their wallets via PayPal. The wallet can be used to purchase games, movies and TV episodes from the PS Store and more.

The online store was first available in European territories in December 2012. Now it’s available in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Brazil.