Sony Computer Entertainment America issued a press release today announcing that since the release of the PlayStation 3, with more than two million units shipped worldwide, Blu-ray Disc has experienced "tremendous growth in consumer adoption."
I trust Sony a 100%. Can anyone say that without being a compulsive liar?
Its the main stream consumers who will crown the winner in this battle!! when will sony just STFU instead of constantly shooting themselves in the foot!!!
If you read the article properly, you'll see that Sony only said that it had "tremendous growth in consumer adoption." that's it.(it has the numbers to back up that statement) It says nothing about a crown, king or anything pertaining to the title of this story. This crown/king statement was given by TeamXbox.
Did they mean PS3? You see that's the problem. Sony it's always hidding the details. I'm not deniying that blu-ray is on top; honesly I can careless, I'm not resistant to buy into blu-ray when it goes under $150. That's why I bough an HDDVD drive since i can use it for my 360 or PC. But, since the PS3 is not primarily a movie player; lots of people got it to play games and will not pay that much for a movie when they can buy a game. Also, every PS3 comes with a movie which Sony is using to show (on paper) have many blu-ray movies are being shipped(in total); this includes the one that comes with the PS3.
Sony packed in a Blu-Ray movie with the first 500k shipped PS3's and the promotion ended in the middle of December. The quoted numbers are from January - well after the promotion ended. Today, because of PS3, there are more installed Blu-Ray movieplayers than HD-DVD players. More moviestudios supporting the Blu-Ray format than HD-DVD. More manufacturers producing Blu-Ray players than manufacturers making HD-DVD players. And Blu-Ray outsells HD-DVD in retail. The only thing HD-DVD has going for it, is more support from the porn-industry.... yet porn can be bought for Blu-Ray as well...
at this rate, there's no way Blu-ray will lose this war. Sony is killing the competition.
They go and use a trojan horse with the PS3 and for ever PS3 they sell they make out that Blu-Ray is more popular well does the consumer have a choice? No. When they buy a PS3 they get blu-ray but heres the deal you can only watch blu-ray movies if you have a HDTV!
sony were selling bluray movies for free thats how desparate theyre gone
"Selling Blu-ray movies for Free"... hmmmm... Selling for free... hmmm... Is it possible to sell something for free? I think you should edit that. Read the p.s. of comment 6.1
Consoles have been them for years.Money is lossed in first couple of years,and made back on games & add-on.
Sony is genius for forcing us to have a blu ray player. Now that HD DVD is officially behind in sales, Blu Ray can sail to the throne. Wow, Don't get mad at Sony for how they went about it. It worked, therefore it was genius
It worked for the DVD so why would the same strategy not work for the Blu-Ray? Xbox 360 fanboys say the choice is taken away and thus it doesn't benefit the consumer. Guys think for a second before you make such ignorant comments. If the PS2's and Xbox proprietary format was the CD and they included the DVD player as an add-on, who know's how long it would have taken for the mass population to incorporate DVD's into their living rooms as a general format for watching movies as opposed to VHS. Sony made a splendid decision to incorporate Blu-Ray in it's next generation console and only uneducated haters can see this as a bad thing. And just because you don't have an HDTV does not mean you can't still watch DVDs via the PS3 also. Therefore, it's definitely ignorant to make a comment like this: "I knew it... They go and use a trojan horse with the PS3 and for ever PS3 they sell they make out that Blu-Ray is more popular well does the consumer have a choice? No. When they buy a PS3 they get blu-ray but heres the deal you can only watch blu-ray movies if you have a HDTV!" Hopefully, Intelligent people will see my point. Supersaiyan4, no need to respond by saying that I misunderstood. I am referring specifically to this comment as ignorant and that next time fanboys should educate themselves before throwing around words in hopes that intelligent people won't notice the ignorance behind your opinions. Blu-ray will continue to sell as long as a ps3 is sold and the fact of the matter is when a xbox 360 is sold, it does not necessarily merit the purchase of Hd Dvd. Therefore, on the basis of this alone, it makes sense for Blu-ray to be crowned the dominant format, which will then mean that in a couple of months( or by next year for those Xbox fans who say... "let's wait"), Blu-ray will unsurprisingly be crowned by the consumer, the dominant HD format for home entertainment. p.s.: Since when has getting something for free been a bad thing?
It's funny how people say "Sony forces" into buying the PS3. You don't people don't have to buy sh!t if you don't want it. Nobody's forcing you to buy anything. Honestly the real reason why people is pissed about the PS3 having an internal blu ray player is because their xbox does not, plain and simple. It's high school nonsense really.
....I don't understand your logic at all. So let me ask you this question and read it real carefully. If I want a PS3 and I don't want a Blue-Ray Drive can I ask the store repesentative to remove it so that I don't have to pay extra for something I don't want? Or is there a model without the Blue-Ray drive so I can get a PS3? Think carefully on these two questions and then ask yourself again how am I not force to pay for a Blue-Ray drive when I just want the PS3 without it?
Well it's obvious 4 other people understood my logic but i'll help you out. For example, what if I went to the store and I wanted a 360 without the DVD drive and I just wanted a CD drive. Another example, if I went to Honda dealer ship and asked for a S2000 with no windows. You are asking for options that do not exist...and with that said, you do not have to buy anything you don't want, nobody's forcing you to do anything. Make sense?
they will soon have a brick drive with very limited titles to play.
A brick drive next to the brick power supply
You make perfect sense; however I don't want to buy a 360 or a car. You're saying if i don't want a blue ray drive don't buy a PS3, but there's a small problem with that because I want a PS3 and not a Blue-ray drive. You're saying don't buy what I don't want, but I do want a PS3 and because of that I can't get out of paying for a Blue-ray drive that I don't want. It's the same thing as your examples that you laid out as well. You want a 360 without a dvd drive but with a cd drive and because that option don't exist you don't buy what you want because you're getting something that you don't want or do you buy what you want and are forced into accepting something you don't want because of that purchase. Think about it.
i trust microsoft 1000% Can anyone say that without being a compulsive liar?
Sony has a right to brag about this since they are totally slaughtering HD-DVD right now.
My game system is for playing games.How many ps3 owners are buying the games? Could it be that movies are selling ok because the are no freakin' games?I n my house htere are 27(not counting XBLA games) 360 games and 14 hd movies,just the ratio a "gamesystem" should have.
Glad i read all the posts before I did, because I was going to suggest the same thing. Blu-ray sales are up post christmas because PS3 early adopters have to have some way to justify their purchase/gift - and it surely isn't games. Remember, the UMD format was a big hit (according to Sony) back when there weren't any PSP games (course there still aren't many - but I digress). What happened to UMD? Its gone, baby, gone. Not a hater or a flame-bater - I just call 'em like I see 'em.
I hate it when people refer to umd’s past for blu ray, there 2 completely different things! Umd movies are for people sitting on the bus or alone in there room , on the other hand blu ray movies are meant as a home theater experience were the whole family can sit down and enjoy it….get my drift? There two different markets and anyone with half a brain could see that the portable movie market wouldn’t be that successful
People seem to forget that the PS3 was not advertised as just another gaming system. Its more of a central media device. So music, movies, internet, games, etc all in one. The fact that you only think of it as a gaming system is your own beef. With that said. Even if it was advertised as a movie player. How many blu-ray players are the same or cheaper than a 20gig ps3? Now, from that list, how many of them have all the same functions of a ps3? So you can take pride in your games to movie ratio thats fine. If all you bought the thing for was games then yea, it makes sense to have that ratio. But if you wanted a device that is supposed to be multifuctional and accel in all areas, then the ratio is of course going to be different.
I love the smell of cooked numbers in the morning... now subtract out the BRD game titles and the bundled Ricky Bobby discs. THEN compare BRD sales to HD-DVD format sales.
now subtract out the King Kong disc, THEN compare BRD sales to HD-DVD format sales, i'm sure they're a lot better then what sony said.
Um, M$ is bundling King-Kong with the HD-DVD add-on, not the console. And M$ is not using HD-DVD as game media. My argument stands. I'd agree with you IF M$ bundled King-Kong with the 360 CONSOLE, and IF M$ used HD-DVD as the medium for 360 game distribution.... but they don't so I won't :D
Long after the PS3 Blu-Ray movie promotion ended...
silver, Use the silver bullet on yourself, you don't make any sense.
I know andthensome, it's hard to keep up, isn't it. ps, nice broke-ass ride avatar! lol!
lol the ricky bobby disc promotion ended before these numbers were generated. And just because the discs arent ALL movies doesn't mean that the discs did not sale. That'd be like people refusing to buy computer games because it wasn't strictly music stored on it.
but your CONSOLE still SUCKS AZZ. Somehow, I got the impression the PS3 was a gaming console.....guess I was wrong. :o
LOL ... jeez this is a pretty premature assumption already.....
Fancy a company crowning itself? How amazing is that they are soo full of themselves its just not funny anymore they are scared and they know it. Japan aint even buying up PS3's like the PS2's.