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Time Warner CEO Doubts PS3 Blu-ray Effect

Sony Computer Entertainment has obviously pushed the PS3 primarily as a games machine, but many see the Blu-ray movie-compatible console as a double-edged sword intended to take out competitors in the games sector, as well as rival high-def movie format, Toshiba's HD-DVD.

Reuters quoted Parsons at the Credit Suisse media and telecom conference in New York, where he expressed doubt that Sony's plan would push Blu-ray as the preferred format.

"Do I think that the game console platform is really going to drive the conversion? I don't think so," he said. "People get those things to play games, not watch movies."

Time Warner's movie studios currently support both HD-DVD and Blu-ray formats.

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power of Green 3884d ago

Sony "betta" figure something out else they'll pay to the "max".

MicroGamer3884d ago

King Kong is a $40 movie, the remote control is a $30 accessory. $200-$40-$30=$130 that you are actually paying for the HD-DVD drive.

ScorpioKyle3884d ago

the King Kong is a freebie. If the Drive would cost less without that horrible movie, i'd buy it. I'm thinking of buying the drive anyways.

I bought my 360 to play games. A year later a cheap way to watch High def movies compared to stand alone players comes out for it, I may bite. But it is my choice if i want to gamble on either format, which I believe neither will become more than a niche market

PS360PCROCKS3884d ago

"That horrible movie" wtf are you talking about, if you know anything about King Kong, that movie was fantastic, that's just not my opinion, the reviews for it heaped lots of praise on it, anyways I think this multimedia machine crap should go and they should be just gaming machines

NubreedLive3884d ago

2.1 doesn't have a clue what he's talking about... king kong was pure art... its like one of the best movies ever... everything just bonds together like few films have done... your wrong man, very wrong

jerseynets043884d ago

"People get those things to play games, not watch movies."

thats exactly what sony and microsoft seem to forget..

Marriot VP3884d ago

yah I'm pretty sure only one of those companies are forcing a movie format onto it's consumers.

Capt CHAOS3883d ago

that's also why the hd dvd is notfor games and base just offers dvd.

MicroGamer3884d ago (Edited 3884d ago )

Come down off the fence if you truly believe that PS3 will have no effect on the format war between HD-DVD and Blu-Ray. Drop your Blu-Ray support and let the world know which side you are on.

BlackCountryBob3883d ago

He never said Blu-Ray is a bad format he just doubts that the best way to spread it is in PS3. Blu Ray could till succeed but it just needs to be sold in a different way! And why would he drop support for the format, he is a business man and wants to make money, why close off your potential market! Only switch to support 1 format only when a single unbeatable market leader emerges.

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