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PlayStation To Follow In Netflix's Footsteps

Sony PlayStation is the latest brand to model its future around emulating the success of Netflix's "House of Cards." Just a day after Yahoo revealed it considers original streamed television content as key to its future strategy, PlayStation reveals that it is working on its own series. "Powers" will run across ten episodes, featuring the exploits of a detective with supernatural abilities. It will have a potential global audience of 30 million PlayStation owners.

The brand has the obvious head start of owning Sony Pictures Television, which made "Breaking Bad" and "Damages." The strategy of creating its own content would appear to go hand in hand with Sony previously announcing it is considering launching its own entertainment streaming service. 

Microsoft has similarly previously announced that it is developing a television series based on the popular "Halo" game.

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