Is It Games or Blu-Ray Driving the PS3 Resurgence?

Mike Bantick of ITWire writes:

"Or is it that Sony have found a sweet spot of features and price that gives the total package the attractiveness required to loosen cash from wallets? Either way the PlayStation brand is back in the game."

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HarryEtTubMan3837d ago

price has helped but all these games in 2008 and one more price cut is going to do wonders.

niall773837d ago

blu ray wining format war + good games like uncharted and warhawk and bigger games coming = yay

zambrota3837d ago

But it is not BOTH in 2007

It will be both this year (2008)

JsonHenry3837d ago

I thought it was the drop in price and fact it does both.

But what do I know? I am just a consumer...

Lifendz3836d ago

at least not to Bloodmask and other 360 fanboys. They refuse to believe the PS3 has any good games even now. I wonder what they'll say by years end...

PS3's resurgence is due to a combination of everything: games, exclusives, the Sony name, and....RELIABLE HARDWARE.

How many of you 360 owners bought a PS3 out of frustration with MS and are happy you came to your senses?

I rest my case.

mighty_douche3837d ago

Xbox fans will say Blu, PS3 fans will say games, and at the end of the day its the owners that matter.

Of course as a PS3 owner, the Blu-Ray to me is just a sweetener!

Robocod3837d ago

Couldnt have put it better. I bought the PS3 as a games machine and the Blu Ray was a bonus that looks like paying off. Time will tell but it looks bright.

ravinash3837d ago

Games first, BlueRay player second.....both awesome!!!!

Double-Edged3837d ago

it's simply blu-ray.

if it was games... then there would be a decent percentage of attach rates..

but there aint... and if it's not bluray... then why is it advertised by sony as a bluray player all the time??


The PS3 is a bluray player.

plain and simple

mighty_douche3837d ago (Edited 3837d ago )

attach rate and sales figures are pointless, generally i play say 3 games a time, i dont tend to go back to old games so i trade them in.

Now that means i only own 3 games (-PSN), but ive actually bought 10.

cellypower3837d ago (Edited 3837d ago )

Ps3 gets a better install in the usa things will change.

mark093837d ago

i bought my ps3 for games and I also bought a 360, but it rrod on me like 3 weeks ago. So Im gonna have to get a new dvd player...

Clinton5143837d ago

minus 1 bubble for straight up trolling idiocy.

macalatus3837d ago (Edited 3837d ago )

Every time there is a HD-format article, MS fanboys (and HD-DVD supporters for that matter) are quick to point out that the Blu-ray movie disc sales cannot be attributed to the PS3 because the PS3 owners RARELY buy movies. Now every time an article like this pops up, they are also quick to point out that it's because the PS3 is a Blu-Ray player, and therefore, people use it only to watch movies. Seriously, you numb nuts need to make up your mind.

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