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PlayStation 3 Getting NFL Sunday Ticket for $339.95


Posted on August 18th, by raymond padilla in PS3, Sports, TV. 20 comments

NFL Logo PlayStation 3 Getting NFL Sunday Ticket for $339.95

Sony Computer Entertainment America and DirecTV have announced that the popular NFL Sunday Ticket subscription package will be available on the PlayStation 3 for $339.95. The subscription will let gamers view every out-of-market NFL game. Considering that NFL football is the most popular sport in America, this is an enormous deal. Here’s more from Sony Computer Entertainment America senior vice president Philip Rosenberg:

At the start of the season, viewers who do not currently have access to DirecTV will be able to subscribe to NFL Sunday Ticket at the season price of $339.95. Existing DirecTV customers can access the service on their PS3 for an additional $50 and use the PS3 as an additional receiver for your home.

NFL Sunday Ticket is a DirecTV-exclusive sports package that offers:

  • Up to 14 NFL games every Sunday
  • Full HD for every football game
  • DirecTV’s Red Zone Channel

Like I said, this is a huge deal for the American market. With this announcement and the recent PlayStation 3 price cut, I wonder if any American consumers will use the PS3 as a way to compensate for DirecTV unavailability. $340 is a lot of money, but if you can’t get DirecTV then this is a reasonable option. Hell, if you can get DirecTV but don’t care about its programming packages then this can save you money in the long run.

Are any of you tempted by this deal? Imagine if the PS3 launched with this partnership? The console wars would have played out so differently in America. Also, where’s my Manchester City subscription package for real football?!? (Half-joke)

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  • Smartguy

    Interesting.

    I do Redzone though. NFL.com has a thing for $40 you can watch games if I'm not mistaken but of course it's on the computer only. Which isn't as inhibiting as it once was.

    I feel sorry for ppl who live in market and can't watch the games. If I were a Bucs fan I sure as hell wouldn't be in an open air stadium in August.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0 N8R

    That's kind of expensive for just Steeler games. I have no interest in the rest of the league. The only reason I follow the rest of the league is to equate the Steelers in it.

    Somebody almost always streams every game on JTV. That's how I've been getting by for the past few years.

    I would pay $40 bucks a month for just Steeler games in an HD stream.

  • thor82psn

    I was excited till i saw the price. Thats just too much for me right now.

  • thor82psn

    I was excited till i saw the price. Thats just too much for me right now.

  • bsukenyan

    This seems like a pretty good option for a football fanatic. I don't know that I would get this (I just want my Colts games!!) but for someone who does purchase this type of package already this seems like a good deal. I know some people who would get this kind of service, but I don't know that they are technically savvy enough to get a PS3 in order to use this service.

    This type of bundling would have easily changed the game for Sony if it would have been available from the start.

  • bsukenyan

    This seems like a pretty good option for a football fanatic. I don't know that I would get this (I just want my Colts games!!) but for someone who does purchase this type of package already this seems like a good deal. I know some people who would get this kind of service, but I don't know that they are technically savvy enough to get a PS3 in order to use this service.

    This type of bundling would have easily changed the game for Sony if it would have been available from the start.

  • tokz_21

    I wonder if u can get this service on multiple consoles. If so maybe we can pool our monies together to that directv subscriber to stream this service

  • Thundercracker

    help me understand this…if you have ANY directtv package, you can add this service for an extra 50 bucks?

    or do you already need to have subscribed to sunday ticket?

    • http://rpad.tv raymond padilla

      You have to be a Sunday Ticket subscriber. So if your PS3 and DirecTV receiver are on different televisions then you have two Sunday Ticket receivers.

  • Smartguy

    It only does ____

    That blank can never have cross game chat. I find it so odd that VoIP would seriously tax a machine billed as powerful like the PS3. Considering the 360 does this with no problem, it really makes you scratch your head at their reasoning. Also the breakdown at the end really shows how far small systems have come with the memory comparison of Vita and PS3.
    http://ps3.ign.com/articles/118/1189293p1.html

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0 N8R

      The reasoning is simple if you know how this stuff works like I know you do.

      Sony designed their console around innovative hardware and MS designed their console around an innovative network (and the hardware ended up being only slightly faulty). The PS3's hardware could handle it no problem… but they didn't consolidate and wall in their network the way MS did. And in Sony's defense, at the time the PS3 was being designed it didn't seem like it would be as cool of an option as MS has made us realize it is. And technically, they didn't truly hit it out of the park until party chat came around with the dollies and the NXE update.

      The one I don't understand is not being able to play your own music as background music in a game. This has to be the XMB. Maybe I don't understand their hardware the way I should… but it seems like a software/firmware function to me.

      One example of why this gets to me is that I've been playing UFC for the past week or so. The 3 or 4 background tracks they have during the menus get very old and repetitive very fast. Considering I played the hell out of 2009 and the menu music is exactly the same tracks in 2010… it compiles to the grievance.

      • Smartguy

        I was more or less pointing out how the perceived weaker/inferior machine can do a task that is expected these days while the PS3 can't. It's a physical limitation according to Sony.

        But I get where you are coming from. I just wouldn't have admitted a system limitation like that when my competition is putting heat on me in the biggest market.

        • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0 N8R

          Technically… I suppose it is a physical limitation but on the server's end, not the consumer's end. I cannot justify in my head why this powerful black box sitting next to me couldn't be able to do that while I can surf and talk at the same time using my iPhone (which you can do on one of the available iPhone carriers, but not the other… to add to the pot).

          However… when you consider who Sony and MS are and have been, It makes even more sense. Sony is a hardware and electronics company that figured out software and a network for their consoles while MS is a software company with YEARS of prior network experience that figured out hardware for their console.

          • Smartguy

            No the article states that the local RAM isn't capable of the split. Unless I read it wrong. Let me go read it again. That was the part I think they shouldn't have let out! Haha.

            • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0 N8R

              ?!?!?!?!?!

              That not only doesn't make sense, but it seems like an easy mod.

              • lceman

                Doesn't anybody miss the old, first-edition PS3 (fat) that you could program to do virtually anything you wanted? I was kind of waiting until someone was able to program (through Linux) a way to play old Nintedo and Xbox games via ROMs.

                -M

                • bsukenyan

                  Ha, that would have been cool…I can't possibly imagine why Sony ever released updates to not allow those things to be possible anymore. Of course that seems more like an Apple move, but then again the business world seems to be going (lately) towards protecting one's own ideas instead of innovating for the sake of innovation.

  • Redd75

    Go Colts!

    • bsukenyan

      I'm hoping Manning's injury and the lack of help in recovery he was allowed to have during the lockout doesn't hurt the beginning of the season too much, but It's more about the end of the season anyways. I'd love to have the chance to go see the Colts play in the superbowl in Indianapolis.

  • BigBlak

    I think its fair to say that we all love football but not enough to pay that much to watch other teams lol. I have to look into something cheaper if possible because I am going to be moving to Colorado in a few months.