So Much Speculation on BluRay for the XBOX 360. Is it coming? Is it not coming? Article brings up some good points on where it may be?
no,maybe a fiction cause after nearly 3 years,how the hell you'r gonna introduce a new blu-ray drive,it's like adding a second analog to psp 1)it will be expensive 2)3 years or 2 years later 3)used for movies,not used for games 4)every ps3 have a blu-ray drive 5) you'll pay more money on it 6)most people have ps3 and 360 together(screw fanboys,for me 360 and ps3 are friends)so are they gonna buy it again??? ps3 has it internal,an outside piece looks very ugly to me if ms wanna inrtoduce blu-ray,just do it in the next xbox,so games can be used also,that's my advice for them,I know they know all that
Just throwing this out there.. But what about all those who bought XBOX's because they can be more than just a gaming console. i.e Multimedia box. Those who use there xbox as a Home Entertainment system may would like to see a BluRay Player. Now my personal opinion I too rather them just wait and do a full integration. But at the same time even if they make an external one dont mean you have to go buy it. Only those who would like that BluRay feature would buy it.
Microsoft doesn't care about blu-ray right now because they see it as not profitable and it's defintely not going to sell 360s because it's gonna be another external add-on that isn't going to attract people to buy it. The PS3 is all in one so blu-ray sells systems for Sony.
Then multiplats and 360 exclusives would have gotten much bigger and better and would not have been hold back by the outdated dvd9.
As long as MS can hold their own without one, you won't see it. If PS3 begins to realize significant sales due to Bluray, MS has a design ready for production.
360 owners dont because games wont be made on bluray(if it was then that would be a different matter), dvds are still the king right now so there hddvd players will be used to upscale,buying an additional bluray drive just for movies would be a waste of money
We strongly Encourage Microsoft to Adopt our Hi-Definition Format for their Next Flop Console,after all,their Games and Developer Relations are suffering as a Result of their Costly Decision to support the Outdated DVD Format this Generation
^shut up fanboY!!!!
Blu Ray = Sony HD DVD = Microsoft Sony = PS3 Microsoft = 360 1+1 = 2 Conclusion: Blu Ray for 360 = fiction
WOW! and the PS3 is in last place.
Do it on the xbox 720. Nuff said.
that man is right you said it short and straight
Not another blog being posted here. Please baby Jesus, smite these unholy submitters and their bloggers too? BTW, MS have been pretty keen on digital distribution. They believe this will be the future of home movie entertainment.
It's not coming for the 360. DD is the future remember?
Its pointless having an external BR rom it will be deja vu for M$ does HD DVD ring anybells, having an external drive doesnt mean people will buy it, and lets face it there isn enough coverage of blu ray movies on the market yet to make people think twice. Maybe next generation... or who knows maybe M$ have another format up they're sleeve for the next generation
That's what I was thinking.. If MS would make a new format, they would have a pretty easy time getting people to use it.. especially game developers, because They would be able to integrate it into their PC's and the "720."
There is absolutely no need for Microsoft to adopt blu-ray this gen. As demonstrated by the PS3, there's simply no advantage to be had from blu-ray for the purposes of gaming. The time needed to install and load is better spent switching discs if you must play games that emphasize heavily on cinematics.
Why don't M$ just allow some third party manufacturer to make one on the cheap like the article says?
if xbox use blu ray it's actually look alike old car with shinny 22" sport rims.. hahaha
Blu-Ray....that way i bought my ps3(cheap blu-ray)..... i dont need it on my 360..
Fiction. I still don't know why Microsoft didn't just keep HDDVD for the nex Xbox. But then again, the only real reason Microsoft probably ditched the platform is because Sony and MS already struck up a deal to use Bluray with the next Xbox.
I'm getting a ps3 for blu ray. But I still see the small advantage M$ would get from offering the add on. Some people may never have to buy a pa3 as a result. Oh well at the verey lest this would be a win win for Sony& M$.
One thing about gaming you can't say about film. Gaming has a choice of whatever format the console maker chooses. They sell the disc/cartridge/tape/holocube to the developer and they put thier game on it, it only play's for that system anyway. So I would look for the next Xbox to use it's own format much like the Game Cube, N64, Playstation and PS3.
I look at it this way: if you combine the recent price drop WITH a BluRay player, isn't that double the incentive to buy one? I mean, with a number of people agreeing that you'd buy a PS3 just for the BluRay player, the addition of a player to the '60 would just make the PS3 that much less attractive. Granted though, I see points being made about games NOT coming out in this format, sort of difficult to argue that. But if you think there isn't a benefit to having a BluRay player coupled with an HDTV, you're f'n out of your mind my brothas! -dd1sk
The only reason they should in my opinion, add in a larger format is for more game space. I personally don't like seeing lots of stuff shoved into one box. That is why i would never by a home theatre in a box, you buy a combo and you get lower quality. If games are to start getting very very large then a larger format like blu-ray would make sense for its superior storage. They wouldn't be able to add blu-ray for games this generation so any format change needs to happen in the next xbox.
Again with the mentioning of DL movies. It's not going to happen. People make the comparison to CDs and yet CDs are still available and besides that, a song file is DRASTICALLY smaller than an HD movie file.
I'd rather spend 20 min going to Target and buying my HD Movies, than sit at home waiting for at least 3 hours for my movie to finish downloading.
I have to agree that a physical movie is much better than file on your computer. I don't even burn movies because then i won't have the case you the movie. That might seem strange to some people but i like having a collection.
They're to late in the game to add a blu-ray player.
I hope not. Just put it in the next xbox.
holidays 2009 since everything is going HD in Feb2009 it would only make sense...hopefully bluray is cheaper by then =)
I imagine you are referring to the switch from analog to digital? Yes that is happening in 2/2009. What is not happening is EVERYTHING GOING TO HD. Many stations across the country will continue to do standard def broadcast. Some will do both HD and SD. Some will only do Sd, So on and so forth.
Let MS suffer. Blu Ray is one of the main reasons the PS3 is still afloat. It costed them a lot of coin to win the format war,and to let it go to MS,might be a foolish move. At any rate, I honestly think Blu Ray will be a dinosaur in about 3-4 years........but we shall see.
Pure fiction this one., but do hope they implement it on the next XBox unless some newer/better tech comes along...
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