Sony is giving up on the eBook market in North America, and transferring all of its clients to Kobo in March 2014. Could this provide the extra boost that Kobo needs to become a major player? We’ll see!
Sony seems to think that they can recover their eBook market share through the PS3 platform. Perhaps they are right—I can see a market for comic books and interactive story books for children. And perhaps, as the apparently-Photoshopped image in the article indicates, it would be appropriate for their mobile devices. As a parent I would be more inclined to encourage my son to read eBooks if I didn’t have to buy a separate eReader device for him, and it just worked on his portable gaming platform.