Sony Pictures Begins Selling Movies on iTunes Japan

SPE was reluctant to offer content on its rival's platform.

TOKYO – Sony Pictures Entertainment relented and began offering its films on iTunes in Japan this week.

Sony had been reluctant to offer its content on its rival’s platform when the iTunes movie service began last month.

Apple had more than 1,000 domestic and imported movies available for viewing on computers, net-enabled TVs, as well as the iPhone and iPad, by November.

Movies cost from 1,000 to 2,500 yen ($12 - $30) to buy or 200 to 500 yen ($2.40 - $6) to rent for 30 days.