Playstation 3, successor of the very successful Playstation 2 is already a huge hit in the market. Launched in 2006, Playstation 3 or PS3 comes with alluring add-ons like upgraded gaming experience and online browsing as compared to PS2. The console is now available with 80 or 120 GB hard disc space against the previous versions of PS3 that offered 20, 40 or 60 GB hard drive. PS3 is undoubtedly a perfect combination of hardware, gaming, fantastic media capabilities and online support.
The online browsing options on the PS3 menu offer its gamers with search options. Hence PS3 offers easy access to various search engines like Google, Bing or Yahoo. But there is a good possibility that Google may turn out to be default search engine for the console. The probability of Google supporting the PS3 search browser increases with the fact that Sony is already into a business relationship with Google. Sony television with in built Google TV service will soon hit the markets. These Sony televisions are most likely to be available in Best Buy stores. You may have an easy access to these televisions in Sony online stores as well as the Brick and Mortar stores. With an already sound business background, there is a good possibility that Google may tie up with Sony for default browsing option.
Google stands high in the rankings for default search engine option for another reason. Since Microsoft owns the Xbox360, Bing cannot be the default search engine for the PS3 console. Yahoo further stands out of the race since Bing powers the search features of Yahoo, so Google has a good chance to win the race.
Google’s Revenue Strategy
Lately Google has been looking for newer streams of revenue for the company. Game related arena is a lucrative sector where Google would like to move on. If Google collaborates with PS3 and becomes its default search engine, the company will get another big source of revenue. As per sources, the company is already trying to develop games for the Android operating system. Although Google has not confirmed the news of collaborating with PS3, but the move does give a good indication that Google is looking to expand in the gaming arena.
The competitive authorities of PS3 too do not confirm the tie up between Google and PS3. The final decisions of the default search engine are made in the head quarters of Sony in Japan. But if Google search engine supports the Sony Playstation 3, the gamers will have another easy way to connect their screens. There is a good possibility that the gaming console can take over the laptops if the gamers have great internet surfing experience.
Gaming experts of the industry believe that Google could be the default browser for the PS3 gaming console. But we need to wait and watch if PS3 does something similar to what Nintendo’s Wii offers to its customers. Nintendo’s Wii supports Opera web browser and you can play easy flash games on it. Let’s see if the gamers get an access to PS3 supported by Google Chrome.