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PS3: US Study shows Blu-ray Disc compatibility is major incentive for purchase

A SCEA study has shown that for US consumers, the PS3's Blu-ray Disc compatibility was a major incentive for buying the next generation console.

According to Sony's research, some 83% of respondents watch Blu-ray movies occasionally or frequently on their PS3 and 72% have purchased at least one Blu-ray disc since getting a PS3.

Most importantly, 87% intend to purchase at least one BD movie in the next 12 months and 82% of them watch movies on Blu-ray Disc as their first choice whenever they are available.

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drtysouf213599d ago

and when comparing Blu-ray Hardware to HD DVD Hardware they don't count the PS3 because they say people buy it for games so this should shed some light about how important Blu-ray in the PS3 matters to PS3 owners as a movie option.

fenderputty3599d ago (Edited 3599d ago )

Taladega, Sleepy Hollow (crappy quality), Casino Royal, Pirates 1, Pirates 2 and The Departed. I'm getting Planet Earth ASAP too. By the end of the year, I'll have sigma, motorstorm, resistance, drakes fortune, lair, heavenlysword, LBP and probably Haze or R6 vegas. Add about 8-10 movies to that and I've spent a hell of a lot of money and have been doing plenty with my PS3.

There's a good chance I'll get folklore too. Thank god I just graduated and my payscale is increasing. lol

The KEN KUTARAGI3599d ago

That's why we INCLUDED BLU RAY!!!
Not because it's the ideal format for games, but because it gives the console a DUAL PURPOSE to give people a reason to buy it.
Why WOULDN't people consider it an incentive to buy the PS3?!
You'd have to be an idiot to go out and buy a standalone Blu Ray player that costs more than the PS3!!!
We're taking losses on each console! The consumer is literally getting a BARGAIN!

Bill Gates3599d ago (Edited 3599d ago )

It's just BOMB after BOMB at this point....hahahahahaa

HD-DVD better bring out that "secret weapon" they were talking about they had.

@ KEN bellow me......You should "Quit" using the word "retarded", there are some people on this site that may have a mentally challenged family member, or friend, and they may take offence to that you DIPSH1T.

The KEN KUTARAGI3599d ago

You should QUIT Microsoft! It's quite liberating!! To bad your retarded a$$ only has one bubble, because I'm sure you'd have something brilliant to say

sajj3163599d ago

Kenny K versus Billy B

anyway ... Bill, I gave you a bubble sir

THE_JUDGE3599d ago

this would have been common knowledge by now!

tehcellownu3599d ago

I own 5 blue ray movies..i also own ps3 games resistance, motor storm, VF5, calling all cars, fear, ridge racer, and encharted..

tk3599d ago

The HD-DVD format is dead. PS3 made it possible. As planned. Mission completed. Enough said. Move on to more interesting stuff. Please.

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