In an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, Sony executive Phil Harrison said that he is confident Sony will retain its position as market leader in the new console cycle, predicting that PS3 sales will be boosted by the success of Blu-ray.
"Blu-ray will help ensure success of PlayStation 3, says Harrison" Surely this idiot has it the wrong way around.... No one actualy gives to sh1ts about blu ray atm... It's obvious Blu Ray will win tho, as lots of people are going to buy PS3, and what does each PS3 have inside? a Blu Ray player, and consider the amount of people who are going to buy a PS3, against those few who will buy a HD DVD Addon for the 360, or a HD Player for the same price as a Playstation 3... You do the math... Not that i care for HD entertainment, but would i pass up the oppurtunity if i had a TV which could output 1080p? I dont think so, and because of my PS3 which im gettin soon, it would be the first choice, as im not about to go and buy something which is proven to not be as good as Blu Ray.
No, he is wrong. It's the other way around. The Playstation brand did not need any ensurance. The PS3 without blu-ray ray would have done just fine. The success of a console is not measure by the media format used. Then why is the DS kicking the PSP butt? I'm sure that behind doors or to the blu-ray camp they say, "Playstation will ensure blu-ray's success."
they make the bluerays less expensive. I mean all HD DVD's about 25 bucks. Some of the Blue Ray titles go for 40! Who wants to pay that for a somewhat better pic? I'm pretty sure not anyone except for the few percent of people who have more money than they know what to do with. They are nice and I do have some movies for both BR and HD just keep the cost to a price that people will buy them for.
This is such subjective thing. How do you know for sure what the reason somebody buys a PS3? Does it really matter as long as they are selling?
I know that I, for one, am buying the PS3 not only for the gaming, but also for the movies. I've been interested in picking up a Blu-Ray player since they first released, but they were so expensive. I'm personally really thankful Sony put one. I can finally get one for a bargain.
He's referring to the format itself, not movies alone. Last time I heard, Heavenly Sword was 19GB. God knows how they'll be using its storage/streaming capabilities, but they have until December to deliver the goods. Having the free movie functionality also justifies the high price. With or without Blu-ray movie functionality, the system would have been sold at the same price. It's a win-win situation if I ever saw one.
Win-Win situation would mean that one has nothing to lose. Even sony say so, the reason why Playstation cost $600 is because of the blu-ray drive. If the PS3 would cost as much as the PS2 cost when it was first release, trust me they would still be selling them for $1000-$2000 on ebay. So, if you ask me they are hurting the Playstation brand by adding blu-ray at this point. Maybe in the future when blu-ray becomes the standard format (if it does) and the PS3 drops to at least $200 then it will be a good thing. Blu-ray will not be come standard until a standard drive cost $200 and the movies are less than $20.
I still dont see how BR is helping PS sell... Has to be the other way round. No one in there right mind would pick up a player costin £1300 over a HD DVD player which looks just as good, only with less space.
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