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Blu-Ray the Top Reason for Buying a PlayStation 3

1UP writes: "The PlayStation 3 has always been a fully-featured system, and recent price drops alongside a growing library have been credited with rising sales. But while those factors are definitely playing into purchasing decisions, the top reason remains the Blu-Ray functionality."

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MGRogue20172713d ago (Edited 2713d ago )

Obvious article is.. Obvious -.-

sikbeta2713d ago (Edited 2713d ago )

Obvious cos We All know The Benefits of Blu-Ray in Gaming, so you're Right...

Rumor2713d ago

and actually, my reason for buying a ps3 was god of war 3, kingdom hearts,uncharted 2, and a next gen jak thats taking forever to come!

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Dark_king2713d ago

how about fifty gigs worth of space or even a hundred gigs worth.After all the more room a dev has to work with the better.And installs could be avoided its not the blu rays fault its the developer.You don't blame your game system because the game your playing sucks you blame the developer.

MGRogue20172713d ago (Edited 2713d ago )

Hold up.. I got disagrees, So I am not right about the topic title being a little obvious?

My head hurts.. :(

-Alpha2713d ago (Edited 2713d ago )

I wouldn't say so. I'd assume at this point the PS3's main driving factor is its games. However when you make a poll you have to factor in numerous things. It's very well likely that the people polled weren't really gamers in the same sense the N4G community is.

If you look at the list the #1 reason is for the Blu Ray, but games is just 1% below it, meaning the PS3 offers a large majority of people numerous big reasons to own the console.

Just goes to show how versatile the console is. I don't really understand the consensus study they did, but regardless, the Blu Ray capabilities has proven favorable to the PS3.

BRG90002713d ago

Right, the population polled as well as the nature of the poll are important. If you read carefully, everyone polled was asked to select 5 answers. So blu-ray was in more people's top 5 reasons than any other option, not necessarily the most popular #1 reason.

Here's the blurb on the population polled: "...a recent Nielsen study of 700 PlayStation 3 purchasers, aged 7-54." It's my opinion that these poll takers would interpret the term blu-ray to mean movies, and not really care about what type of discs the game are on and what that means to them. They aren't N4G gamers for sure. So clearly the movie playing capabilities are still a major driving factor in its sales.

The most interesting part IMO though: Only 12% of people listed "a specific game" as one of their top 5 reasons for purchase. Shows that maybe the force of individual "system seller" titles is overestimated.

Wrathman2713d ago

i totally bought my ps3 for the blu-rays.its the lowest spec launch phat ps3.i mean,who the hell would buy a ps3 at launch for the games?! pleeeeese, resistance fall of man was a launch title!

that sounds like trolling but honestly,thats a valid point.the next blu-ray player up was £1000.and the 360 already had a massive stash of games.

but now its different.sony took a huge gamble,and it seems to be paying off.

iceman062713d ago

I totally agree with the system seller statement. First, because I find it difficult to believe that people would spend $360+ for just ONE game. Second, because Sony offers such a wide variety of games that would split any decision toward one game. There ARE games that might influence someone to finally get a system. But, I guarantee that there are other games that factor in that decision as well. Then again...I forgot to factor in the kids and teens that just have to have the next...whatever...because all of the cool kids have one!!!*LOL*

HolyOrangeCows2713d ago

Well, the attach rate has gone up to 8.1 recently, so...obviously some piece of info is missing here.

RageAgainstTheMShine2713d ago

PS3 is a video gaming machine not just a blu-ray player.
But this stuff is good for stuffing the haters mouth to shut up!
For those who bought the Ps3 as a BD player, thanks.

But don't forget the PS3 is not a single edged sword!

Hotel_Moscow2713d ago

no one has noticed the amount of people asked the 700 people asked
and the fact that it was a multiple chouce test so you could pick for blu ray and games etc

deadreckoning6662713d ago (Edited 2713d ago )

This article is POINTLESS. No one, especially not some idiot child fanboy behind their computer, can PROVE what MOST people intend to buy their PS3 for.

We know some people buy PS3s for gaming
We know some people bought it solely for the Blu-ray
And we know many bought it for the features and value(Me)

Just leave it at that...who cares what the guy next to you bought a PS3 for?

All I can say that is from personal experience is that of the two friends I have that own a PS3, both of them use it primarily for Blu-ray.

deadreckoning6662713d ago (Edited 2713d ago )

@La Chance- I have no idea why u have one bubble. I agree with everything you said. Bubbles

Edit: I saw your comment history, I realize why u have one bubble. For shame.

LaChance2713d ago (Edited 2713d ago )

Not surprised at all. I bought my PS3 knowing I was especially going to watch movies on it.

My 360 is for games.

But I do buy 1 or 2 games a year for my PS3, you know,that odd good exclusive.

@below: sorry I'm not a Sony fanboy so I dont need to kiss up to Sony in every thread. I can speak my mind freely.

sikbeta2713d ago (Edited 2713d ago )

Yeah...right, you have a PS3, but IF you have a PS3, why you spend so much time Trolling in every PS3 article on N4G, makes you wonder...

solidjun52713d ago

stop fooling yourself (you certainly ain't fooling anyone around here). You don't have a PS3 you fanboy. You're like a mini JOY.

ThatCanadianGuy2713d ago (Edited 2713d ago )

Wrong reply

/fail

tinybigman2713d ago

I buy game systems for games. The blu ray player is just an added bonus.

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Demons Souls2713d ago

You wouldn't be able to play great games like God of War 3 or Uncharted 2 without it.

tatotiburon2713d ago

of course, it was the better deal when i was looking for a new BR player

bjornbear2713d ago

but not only.

thats like me going out to get a 360 just for its heating capabilities...or i could just get a heater.

dgroundwater2713d ago

I don't see the problem people have with this. The primary reason I initially bought a PS3 was for blu rays. Course that was back in the first half of 2007...

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