Sony Computer Entertainment Japan announced [in Japanese] a PS3 firmware update will be available from 24 January in Japan only. The new 1.50 version includes support for FeliCa, the companies m-commerce system. Customers with a USB connected PaSoRi reader will be able to use their osaifu ketai or traditional EDY card to buy games over the Playstation Network.
Adding a remote reader/writer to enable the companies Felica technology via the PS3 is a no-brainer for Sony. It’s only a matter of time before they open a dedicated DVD movie portal using this same payment system. Sony has posted links to view video of their FeliCa product Here.