Check out what this Panasonic exec has to say about the format war. Even though Panasonic sided with the BD camp it is still interesting to read.
allow me to play devils advocate here,
If by that same logic the Wii/360 has won and the PS3 is doomed.
Completely different scenarios but I think its still too early to declare the whole thing as being "over".
Just my opinion not flamebait
The difference is that Blu-ray was released after HD-DVD.
Actually HD-DVD started very well compared to blu-ray.
So if you have to compare. It would mean the PS3 would come from behind just like Blu-ray did and take the lead after a year.
said bluray would dominate way before ps3 release.
and now it is happening.putting bluray support in ps3 was a very smart move by sony.
it helps movies and games.
everyone google scrivener.he lost his job in the marketing cuts recently,but he was right about a lot of things.
EDIT:hahaha!! some punk hit disagree.hmmmmm....was it the fact that:
scrivener was right before ps3 release?
sony making a smart move?
it helps games and movies?
or that bluray is dominating?
fine with me.i'm still going to laugh at the fools that supported hd-dvd.especially elite gamer-top gamer-real deal-sony4u.i'm laughing at you......hahahahahahahahahahah a!!!
hope you enjoy that ps3 and those bluray movies you bought elite,top,.....WHATEVAAAAAA!
hate to say this but,
it doesn't do a whole hell of a lot for the credibility of this story when it comes from a site called "PS3fanboy.com".
I mean your kind of shooting yourselves in the foot with that one.
thanks drtysouf21, that's all I was sayin...
Why everybody disagreeing with me? LOL
I mean you know how these guys are around here...
they use anything to start a S!#t storm!!
Why disagree with me? LOL!!!
LOL..MORE BLU NEWS FOR THE HD-DVD..HARDY HAR,HAR...lol
when it rains......you know the rest HD-DVD...LOL
what do this has to do with the 360 or wii
that's why it was posted under PS3 news and Industry News. Calm down....Nobody trying to start an argument...Lol
Xbox 360 add-on HD-DVD playa...199.00...
finally let the truth be told. HD DVD is going nowhere except the garbage
"finally let the truth be told. HD DVD is going nowhere except the garbage "
yep along with ps3
poor sak, if Blu-Ray won, how would PS3 failed? Even the games suck, it's still one of the best blu-ray player. So along with 360's HD-DVD add-on should be the real case. Suck to be Sony hater.
It seems as if they all have been waiting for Blockbuster to come out and talk about how much they love Blu-ray.
hahahahahahahah u really got me there d!ck face..
what u mart's little b!tch or did mart have a kid???
shutup and stop being a troll u loser. 360 is a great system but the fact that they didnt even install it into their own system (u got buy that lame add on MS trying to rip people out of $$$) just goes to show that they werent even sure about HDDVD in the first place. pretty soon theyll have A BD add on and u can go blindly give ur wallet to bill gates
Unless you own stock in either format manufacturer this should be nothing personal to you. From a consumer stand point however it will be great when a clear victor is decided. Having only one High-Def format will generate more sales when you won't have to worry about your format of choice going obsolete on you. Increased sales will also encourage competition between the different manufacturers and lower prices for us, the consumer.
In my own opinion HD DVD looks so much better on my SAMSUNG 61" 1080p DLP than BLU RAY I have both. I was really pulling for HD DVD 2 bad they can't both stay around I guess 1 has 2 win. OOOO WELL
In memory of a format that never had a chance!
You won't be missed!
Mourned by a couple hundred thousand xbots & MS!
lol at the nerds that wore saying HDDVD has porno!! hahah
haha.... i have 5 hd-dvd movies and one is a PORNO. its not very good, pimples, bruises, and f*cked up teeth i noticed, but i sure as hell satisfied my thirst to seeing one in full 1080p.
thanks for the details
Blu-Rays KING! 8D
Sony wins blu-ray, but loses gaming leadership. Do you lemmings really care so much for a company that you are willing to sacrifice your love of gaming, for the next movie format standard? How can you call yourself gamers. Even if Sony wins the movie format battle, they will lose the video game war. Time is running out Sony, you better have more then just movies to show at E3.
Blind Lemmings, Sony Wins, Lemmings Lose.
@15: "Objects in mirror are much closer than they appear." Thats nothing but talk dude, SHOW ME the games for THIS YEAR! (download games don't count, since blu-ray is so needed this gen)
Just like a lemming to follow the leader. Only difference is, they won't be the leader much longer, then who are you going to follow?
Wake Up Lemmings, Sony Sold Out.
@20 Realness: That's all the lemmings have to be proud of. They don't have any games for their GamelessStation.
Most 360 owners, including MS, could give a rats ass if HD-dvd wins or loses.
Lemmings need to care because if Sony loses both battles (BR and PS) there won't be a PS4.
Jackass. The sad thing is you can't even see who the real lemming is here.
not looking too good for HD-DVD, and I have the add on for 360. Was really looking forward to buying Matrix trilogy, but now i just can't.
what could they do to boost sales?
drop a hd-dvd player sub $200 bucks for the holiday,
drop hd-dvd addon for 360 to $99.
And realease the Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings.
but with PS3 and Sony hold on movie studios...... sad to admit but hd-dvd seems doomed.
And I will likely end up buying a PS3 by end of next year just for Blu-ray since it can also play exclusive.
Damn you Sony and your Trojan Horse!!!!
Vision, planning, a healthy gamble, and a little luck have paid off for SNE in regard to Blu-Ray. Congratulations.
@CyberSentinel -- "Even if Sony wins the movie format battle, they will lose the video game war. Time is running out Sony" --
You sound like a broken record dude. SNE's mission this generation: First the format then the form.
Kinda reminds me of *Rumble in the original Transformers movie when he screams, "First we crack the shell, then we crack the nuts inside!"
Keep an eye on your rearview Cyber. Objects in mirror are much closer than they appear. E3 cometh........
@etownone - why do you think it will take years for SNE to drop the price of the PS3 worldwide when they've already dropped the prices 2 times in Japan alone and there's even signs of the 20GB model still lurking around which I think is an Ace in the whole for SNE considering you can throw any old sized SATA card into the HDD for more space. Why would MS want to show it's hand right now and drop the core to $199.00 which by the way is way too low for them to drop RIGHT now. Not saying it won't get there just not right now. With Blu-ray (which happens to be the preffered drive of the PlayStation) dominating the state of the format art right now you'd have to be silly to think that SNE isn't banking on this H U G E victory to be the opening salvo in what is to become their first real UK/EU pricedrop. It's coming and they will compete with MS on much more equal footing than before with the pricedrop. I think everyone is aware of what you're getting when you pay for it in regard to the two system's build quality.
BUT they are paying the price in the gaming division. Once Xbox drops down to the SWEET spot of $199, (history proves that price is when majorityof units got sold) it will end up being a landslide since it will be years before PS3 will hit that price
PS3 is losing alot of money on each unit sold. They are starting at a price of $600. How long do you really believe it will take them to hit the $199 price? even if they drop $100 every year, your still looking at years!!!! they already said they dont expect to see profits from PS3 till 2009!!!
Xbox 360 has been out for almost 2 years, history shows they are due for a price drop. WHy do you not believe the core can't drop down to $199?
lets have a moment of silence for the death of hdvdd..
bows head -_-
now off to the blu-ray victory party!!
Well...now that blu-ray "won" I might have to buy a decent player. I am willing to pay more than PS3 price just because I don't want the slowest blu-ray player on the market.
isn't the PS3's blu-ray rated in the top five? does it really matter to you that its slower? you'd also be getting exclusive games and web-browsing for a cheaper price.
i got alot of love for my 360, but if I really need a blu-ray player right now, the obvious choice should be PS3.
keep 'em comin'!
@Realness: just come back in 6 months time and you will be sorry.
It's simply too early in the game to say any format is a clear winner.
I think you will have to wait maybe up to another 2 years when we will have a larger percentage of high def TV's in homes.
Guess what PS3 fanboys if blu-ray wins 360 loses nothing. we still have the games.
but realistic outlook. It probably won't be long before Universal starts putting their titles out on Blu-ray.
by end of year, 360 price will drop maybe by $50 or $100. THat means the mass market will see be able to afford it. No parents are going to be able to afford a $600 console for their kids or even $500, but drop the 360 core to $199....yeah, then you will see a huge jump in sales. PS3 will never be able to catch up because it will be YEARS before they hit the sweet spot. By the time PS3 drops down to $199 it'll probably be 2010, and it'll time for the next round of next-gen.
But at least they will be gettig royalties from BLu-ray.....
argue and debate all you want but PS3 would have definitely won this console war based on its huge following if they DIDN'T include blu-ray.
It would have competed head to head with 360 around same time, and same price.
Mmmmmmmmm ''the look and smell of a dead format''
easiest obstacle for ps3 was hd definition video and thats looks like almost clean...now ps3 still 2 of its worth nightmare to clean...the 360 what still outselling ps3 worldwide...and the most tough one...the wii...
but like in the hardest games...i think ps3 will win again...cus there are lot of people (110 million) like me...who trusth very well in playstation brand but still don't bought a ps3...like me... and probably have intentions to buy...like me...one day (€250)
Not until SONY does. If they do it will be the core pack. Unless they discontinue that model all together.
PS3 Blu-ray vs Xbox 360 DVD
with all the Bluray news coming lately, the end is NEAR for Hd-DVD.
It is over when I say so.
The war is over. Blu-Ray won.
There. I said it. Now go on to some more interesting news. I have decreed. I have spoken. I have given my royal judgment on this. Now - it is over. As I have said. Thank you for your patience while I was making up my mind. You may carry on now.
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