Let's take a moment to push for the end of the pointless war that nobody wanted; the costly quagmire that's drained resources and consumed the media with its constant, bloody scrimmages.
lol I stopped reading at this line. ***In the past few weeks, Sony’s Blu-ray next-generation DVD format has enjoyed several victories over Toshiba’s rival HD DVD: Target will sell only Blu-ray players this holiday season.*** Target will still sell HD-DVD.
and they will sell HD DVD standalone players online. But they will sell PS3 and standalone blu-ray players in store and online. Edit: How can you disagree this is what target said. lol Edit2:This is from Forbes.com who actually spoke to Target. http://www.forbes.com/feeds... this is what it says Target (nyse: TGT - news - people ) said it will sell the Sony (nyse: SNE - news - people ) BDP-S300 for $499 in October and display it along with Blu-ray DVDs from three studios, including Sony Corp. and The Walt Disney Co. (nyse: DIS - news - people ), at the ends of store aisles. Target does not sell high-def DVD players in its stores, although it does sell a Toshiba HD DVD player for $299 on its Web site. Target stores do sell an HD DVD add-on for the Microsoft (nasdaq: MSFT - news - people ) Xbox 360. They also sell Sony Corp.'s PlayStation 3, which comes with a Blu-ray player built in. Target would not say why it decided to sell only Blu-ray players in stores. Sony is paying a fee to have its products featured in the end-of-aisle display, called an endcap, although Sony executives said the retailer contacted them about the decision. "We are not proclaiming one format vs. the other as the preferred consumer technology, and software will continue to be available to our guests in both the Blu-ray and HD DVD format," Target spokeswoman Brie Heath said. Target will track customer feedback and adjust offerings as necessary, Heath said.
www.amazon.com/dvd www.eproductwars.com/dvd BLUE RAY is beating HD DVD 3: 1 in US ....8:1 in EU and 9:1 in JAPAN. console war is finished. sell your HD DVD addon
@ drtysouf21 @ nasim @ anyone else that disagrees with me. http://www.n4g.com/tech/New... Turns out they're just installing Blu-ray aisle end caps, thanks to a new promotional deal with Sony, but HD DVD isn't going anywhere. http://www.engadget.com/200... There you guys go. Proof.
be back with the link.... This is from Forbes.com who actually spoke to Target. Your links are from the same story at Engadget who spoke to Major Nelson from Microsoft. Who are you going to believe Major Nelson or Target the company that made the announcement. http://www.forbes.com/feeds... this is what it says Target (nyse: TGT - news - people ) said it will sell the Sony (nyse: SNE - news - people ) BDP-S300 for $499 in October and display it along with Blu-ray DVDs from three studios, including Sony Corp. and The Walt Disney Co. (nyse: DIS - news - people ), at the ends of store aisles. Target does not sell high-def DVD players in its stores, although it does sell a Toshiba HD DVD player for $299 on its Web site. Target stores do sell an HD DVD add-on for the Microsoft (nasdaq: MSFT - news - people ) Xbox 360. They also sell Sony Corp.'s PlayStation 3, which comes with a Blu-ray player built in. Target would not say why it decided to sell only Blu-ray players in stores. Sony is paying a fee to have its products featured in the end-of-aisle display, called an endcap, although Sony executives said the retailer contacted them about the decision. "We are not proclaiming one format vs. the other as the preferred consumer technology, and software will continue to be available to our guests in both the Blu-ray and HD DVD format," Target spokeswoman Brie Heath said. Target will track customer feedback and adjust offerings as necessary, Heath said. Edit @ below I've had your comments on ignore for a long time now but i noticed in some stories you posted below me. I can't see what your saying nor do i wish to because usually they are filled with nonsense and it looks like the other 8 people that have you on ignore agree with me. So its pointless to reply to me because i do not see your comments. Have a nice day!
Yes drty! preach the word brother! we must stop the conspiracy of major nelson and microsoft. *rolls eyes* http://www.engadgethd.com/2... The HD DVD PR team sent us a statement from Universal Studios VP Ken "Graffeo stating the deal amounted only to an "end cap" purchased by Sony putting its BDP-S300 in stores."
I'd keep going till the bitter end cause frankly... it only hurts your competion
It also hurts the consumer alot more. It's selfish. Edit:...someone has a vendetta against me. I can't escape getting disagreed with.
Let's have a good, clean fight! May the best high-definition commercial video format win!
poor Toshiba. this is what happens when you allign yourself with a loser -MS
how would xbox lose???
Because fanboys believe that Microsoft created HD-DVD and that somehow it is tied to Xbox. But the rest of us live in the real world and know that HD-DVD and Xbox 360's only connection is an add-on drive that you don't have to buy if you don't want it.
Another day, another similar article. I called this spamming.
I guess i'll read it now.
Blu ray for the victory. Why is HD DVD keep fighting it with cheap prices.
They are using the same approach that Sony used with the PS3 Price cut. Or added SKU depending on whether you a fan or a fanboy.
If you can’t stop talking about the “size of your disc”…. You might be a Blu boy! If you watch High-def on a GAME SYSTEM and then say HD DVD interactivity is overrated…. You might be a Blu boy! If you say web features are overrated, then brag about PS3’s included Wi-Fi…. You might be a Blu boy! If you say HD DVD is dead with a 33% market share, yet PS3 is “on track” with a 20% market share…. You might be a Blu boy!
as for BOTS x360 isnt losing...it is dying www.vgcharts.org look at the dismal sales data. even in NA ..ps3 has surpassed x360 in monthly sales in JULY
Man at least show that you have one ounce of objectivity in you body. I remember when the PS3 was at the bottom of all charts including VGCharts. I never once heard you say that the PS3 was dead. Perhaps, if you made a sensible comment instead of blurting out HATE all the time that people would take you more seriously. You are the epitome of a sony FANBOY. The perfect example of a Lemming. You say HDDVD and XBOX360 is dead, then you state that DISNEY only backs Blu-Ray (As if DISNEY is the defacto standard) yet, DISNEY also are on the XBOX LIVE Market Place. Please man, show me that you can do it and make one statement that shows that you can think and respond with some objectivity. Thanks Dude
I think that its funny that the PS3 beats the 360 in sales for one month and suddenly the 360 is dead. Gotta love fanboy logic.
I looked at it PS3 sales are down and 360 sales are up.
Based on "VGCHARTS" numbers the PS3 Sells are down. And the 360 is up. It's simple, it's in black and white, The current trend has the PS3 sells down a bit. I don't understand why people are disagreeing with you.
The fundamental flaw with Blu-ray’s strategy is that people still know a good value when they see it. Despite the press spin, HD DVD players are still selling better than Blu-ray players because they do pretty much the same exact thing, but at a better price. With the new Blu-ray spec in November requiring extra hardware, the prospect of cheaper Blu-ray players weakens and Sony has already stated the PS3 will go back to $599 (the lose $200 on each system sold at the moment). It appears that HD DVD will keep its pricing advantage throughout the holidays and it becomes clear why the Sony / Blu-ray company line had been “HD DVD is dead.” If they can’t convince people that HD DVD is a dead format, then they will lose this holiday, probably in a landslide.
WOW!! that's a wishful thinking from someone in HD-DVD camp. Keep discounting PS3 as blu-ray player and your landslide you hope will not happen. maybe it already happenned in your mind.
HD-DVD adopter feel good until they just realized they lost access to like 3 Major movie studios. GG.
With Xbox 360 undercutting PS3 for games, HD DVD undercutting PS3 for movies and Sony still losing $200 on every unit sold... it's going to be a very difficult holiday for Sony & Blu-ray.
yeah, it's going to be very smooth sailing for Toshiba. Disney/Pixar will be more title this holiday season, consider where toshiba is now, it take more than difficult time, they will need a miracle to save them.
if you haven't heard the news. The PS3 is supposed (or on track) to turn into profit 1Q08. I also doubt, that they make a loss on the $499 machine (not in production any more - the losses are written off already), the 80Gig (and PAL version) is cost reduced already and closer to a break even then the $499 version, I'd guess 1Q08 will see another HW update (possibly without the GS - but, what's that part now ? Below $50 I'd guess, if a complete PS2 makes profit at $129), a bigger saving might come from 65nm parts next year. Current vgcharts beat x360 sales on a global scale, while I don't say, this is over yet, it show the 360 is not outselling the PS3 any more. I believe they will come to par soon, with a better end for the PS3, eventually. Games are coming - for PS3 and 360. Who ever wants Halo has a 360 already, I doubt, the mass didn't buy a 360 because Halo3 wasn't out yet (and even if, these guys and gals are most likely Xbox converts, rather then pre PS2 customers). BluRay is here to stay - even if, say hypothetical HD-DVD will win. On the other side, HD-DVD will disapear, should BluRay win. So, IMO, the risk is clearly in the HD-DVD camp. BD Players will go down in price, $300-$400 no name brands will pot up. The $50 cost advantage won't be worth the risk (well, I'd say, the $250 isn't - you get the fastest console for that $250 extra, just as a gimmick, beside other goodies under the hood). True, the cheapest way to get HD content on disk is HD-DVD - if you could only find a cheap HD TV, though (out that in relation, and the player price is not that relevant). It will play a bigger role, when HD TVs will be cheaper and wide spread. But until then, again, and that is what the article also said, BD has more headroom in the price. Toshiba could do everybody a favor and simply drop out, please. I don't care if they are the underdog, this time. It's just not worth it. I am a customer, and its a useless war.
I'm under the impression HD DVD was out first instead of having the lead there playing catch up. Last I seen 300 is selling more, and be rented more on Blu ray but like you said it must be those stand alone blu ray player. Just keep living in denial as last generation millions and millions of ppls first DVD player was a PS2. This war has been over ever since HD DVD lower it price hoping would spark some interest but the fact remains it hasn't. Poor HD DVD fanboy are we still waiting on those cheap HD DVD player from China just one question where I'm I gonna be able to buy them at. Target?Bj's?Woolworth?, and when I get my new *cheaper* HD DVD player I guess I'm gonna have to rent movie for it maybe I'll run over to local blockbuster. This war is over and has been over can we all just move on now.
"Just keep living in denial as last generation millions and millions of ppls first DVD player was a PS2." - Very good point!! bubble 4 u
"Let’s take a moment to push for the end of the pointless war that nobody wanted; the costly quagmire that’s drained resources and consumed the media with its constant, bloody scrimmages..." Jeez, I'm surprised the author didn't close with a call for Toshiba's "exit strategy." But others might see this as simply a "cut-and-run." Let's take a moment to remember there are REAL wars out there, the "cost" of which is far greater than any format or platform. I'm saddened when something as triffling as a war between Blu Ray vs HD DVD sparks more interest, opinion and heated debate than those of true human importance. I AM SORRY for my brief political-ish diatribe, but somehow this format thing is getting tiresome. *braces for certain forum backlash*
Hey I have an idea, if you would like to win the presidential race in this country, just run a campaign that says "I FULL AND COMPLETELY SUPPORT BLU-RAY" and you will blindly get to vote of 75% of the sony fanboys that are of legal age to vote....(humor) I think this entire blu-ray/HDDVD war is part of doing business, the thing that strikes me a strange is how fanboys cannot support something and allow someone else to support different without bashing their opponents choices or the person themselves. I say Regular DVD is winning the war, kinda like people keep bringing up the ps2, the regular DVD is the PS2. Why is it that no one is taking that angle?
Greg: Even though Microsoft isn't as involved as Sony, at least it is an American Company. Why Americans are so quick to give their money to Sony and Japan is beyond me. It seems to me that some of the younger generations of Americans are happy with this format war and want Sony to win. All while they complain about not having the money to buy the stuff and wait for the price to come down. Just wait, you will begin to have less and less money because you are filling the Japanese pockets. Toshiba is selling a great machine at a great price. I am not complaining about one culture or race, only why Americans don't b1tch at Disney and the other studios and other American companies....Blockbuster, Target, BJ's etc. and say....why are you forcing us to use a product like Blu ray when their are alternatives that are less expensive and great quality. I realize Toshiba is not an American company, but their revenues are dispersed though more American supply chains not just Sony, Sony, Sony. They are killing American jobs. Now mind you I don't really care. I have owed and American business for 21 years, I have made my millions. You youngsters (and poor older Americans) who support foreign manufacturing may regret your decision one day. A pair of Levi's cost 19.95 in the 80's when I was a kid and they were made in America. When manufacturing was closed in American and went foreign they are double or more. We either pay or do without. Why does Sony want full control? So they can charge you whatever they want. If Toshiba wasn't in the picture, Sony would be laughing to the bank more than they already are. He with the gold makes the rules. When foreigners make everything you want, you either do without or pay their prices. Buy American and save an Americans from poverty. ----------------------------- ------------------------- I've read this comment and agree with some of what he's saying. Please commment.
I dont think American really buy into this. Look Toyota/Honda is the best selling cars while GM and Ford is struggling bad. Why? Just because it's american, it doesn't mean we gonan buy it regardlessly, we look at product's quality, you dont want your car to keep breaking every now and then right? Then what's GM and Ford did. Should we be ashamed of ourself? I dont think so. I do prefer to pick up made in American products but if it's a constantly breaking products, i will not pick up because I want to send a message to the company. Fix your products and you will automatically regain consumer confidental. If I just buy your products regardlessly, I would cost more harm. More sh*tty products will launch and the companies know they can get away with it in US easily but international wise everybody will learn to stay away from US products. I dont want our Made in US brand to be tarnish.
Don't make war and save Americans from poverty (and death) Don't know what that (racist?) comment has to do with HD DVD vs Blu Ray. All major film studios are American. Should the rest of the world now boycott American movies, because they ship their money across the ocean ? That's a global business. With global contributions (e.g. CELL == IBM based, XDR is American, etc).
Da Ghostdog was implying, how about some American pride, and little loyality. You sure as hell expect you "American" Employer to keep you "American" A$$ on staff don't you. What if your boss said that the foreign employees work harder than the american one so therefore all americans are terminated. That would probably piss you off would it, even if it were true, you'd still feel wronged by an American company. Screw that, AMERICA, I got ya back.
@Da Ghostdog....wow, what a dumb post. HD-DVD was made by Toshiba and Blu-ray by Sony so its Japanese vs Japanese. The American companies are just bit players in this format 'war'.
A minute ago, HDDVD and XBOX360 were dead simply because MS has an interest in HDDVD. Now you bring out the Japan vs Japan argument as to separate the american involvement. Guess what, MS is an american company. It's not really a stupid argument, when you find yourself later in life unable to make it to the top in the work force because the entire country is owned by foreign bodies, and they are placing their own in the top positions. You'll see the light then, then you can tell you young son why he's in a dead end job..lol Trust me, this is exactly where america is headed, read the headlines of all the major company, parks, bodies being purchased here in america by japanese and european companies. Take pride in your toyota, I'll keep driving my Yukon Denali.
@KingME. This is sooo off topic, but I feel the urge to add one more comment. I am European, live in the US and work here (see I'm not even Asian). I am driving a Jeep, not even a Toyota, and my wifes car is a Mustang. I am working for a global company (and yes, its origin is my home country). See, if I am getting replaced its most likely an American gets the job. And still, I am hiring, and if so, I'd give Americans a chance - like everybody else. There is no difference. In fact I hired more Americans then anything else last year (actually 100% AFAIR). So, do you really believe, what you are saying ? Because you are wrong. Maybe American's should start to look over the fence instead of becoming defensive. If people buy a Toyota instead of a "Yukon" the reason might be, because they have invested in quality (reliability) and the cars use less gas ? Not because its made in China (probably not even in Japan, or maybe the factory is even in the US). Instead of becoming defensive, you probably should try to become competitive. That might help to secure jobs. Also, believe me, for factory jobs, this is a problem, I agree. However, please don't think you guys are the only ones. This applies to all modern western countries, but maybe you can explain a Chinese worker, how he should afford a PS3 (or a 360 or a Wii or a HD-DVD player) with a monthly salary of $10 or so. Whatever, life is a challenge and often just a matter of perspective. BTW: Kaz, even being Japanese (is he ?) made the jump from CEO SCEA to the global head quarter. Don't you think that adds value to the American perspective in the global opinion ? This is actually the same what's happening in my company. The more the US branch grows, the higher the influence in the global picture.
Do you guys think for a second that maybe American products arent that great? I think one really excellent and relevant example would be the Xbox360 with a failure rate of 33%. The PS3 on the other hand has been commended on its less than 2% failure rate. Its a difference of quality, not national allegience. Not only that, you guys say support American corporations who have been outsourcing labor and manufacturing for years now. Walmart who claims to be the great american store was caught up in scandal when people found out that all of their manufacturing is done in CHINA. Yet people shop at Walmart all day long thinking they are buying American products and supporting the American economy. The fact of the matter is that we are headed for global economy and this is being pushed by our American corporations cause they will make more and more money cause there is cheaper labor in 3rd world countries. If you guys are worried about being poor later then start saving your money now. The Chinese save 40% of their income. The Germans save 18% Japanese I believe are at 15-20% and what is the average American's savings? NEGATIVE ONE PERCENT!!! We are a nation of debt. I bet everyone in this forum over the age of 18 has credit card debt. Our nation is in debt, our people are in debt. And some a$$ has the audacity to tell me that I'm not being a good American cause I prefere to buy quality products? No! This country is in trouble (and in case you dont know we are heading for a financial crisis on par with market crash in the 20's) cause ignorant people in this country want to go around blaming everyone else without taking personal responsibility for their own actions. Ford and GM are losing money cause they make cars that are expenisive, that consume way too much fuel, and are not up to the same quality standards of our Japanese competitors. I'm sorry, if you want to blindy wave your American flag and buy inferior products cause you think its going to save a country then by all means keep wasting your money. If you guys really care about this country then start voting for people who want to fix it, not the ones who want to engage in endless war squandering our national funds on unwinnable conflicts while pushing us further and further in debt while simultaneously undercutting funding for social programs like health care, welfare, social security, etc. Stop being sheep and educate yourselves. The problems are MUCH bigger than choosing between american made brands and that of our competitors.
This is starting to sound like a CSPAN channel. Although, I did learn a lot about how some of you think. American and Non, some were brow raising and some were understandable, while others were just ignorant. But, everyone has their views and are entitled to them. I will add one thing though, It's amazing how many people migrate to america to live or get jobs. Especially since "it sucks so bad" here. Hmmm...
This entire post is whack and a waste of time so I'm outta here. Probably shouldn't have said anything.
How can anyone support HD-DVD when you know that a lot of movies will not even be released on your format. I mean I am honestly asking HD DVD supporter why would you buy a format that would limit your choice of movies when both formats serve up the same quality. Just for some web enabled features. I would take movie choices over features any day. All HD DVD has is Universal and the neutral studios. I mean no offense but if you presented this to a person who knows nothing about the format war they would take BluRay everytime even if it is more expensive. If someone is willing to spend money on an HDTV and an HD Player they are willing to spend $200 more for a HD player that has more movie choices. Its a no brainer.
Dude, both formats have about 265 movies released (they are usually within 10 of each other). The studio support is about the same if you ask me. It doesn’t matter how many studios you have on a list, when it comes to actually studio support with movies, it’s the same. Why would you buy Blu-ray? It’s $200-$300 more. No web features. No Picture in Picture. The spec isn’t done yet!
I want to know first of all have you took a look at the 265 movies compared to the blu ray 265 movies. Blu ray has more blockbusters and more movies that the general public like ALL DISNEY MOVIES. Also do you think it will stay at 265 Disney and Fox are just about to start releasing all of their movies. HD DVD does not have th choices.. How can you justify limited choices for PIP commentary LOL. I mean a majority of the population do not even have the time barely for the regular movie you think they care about features? Ultimate Fanboyism if you think studio support is a weak argument.
i agree with u. firstly movies like PIRATES 1,2 and 3 would never be relased on HD DVD. x360 is dead in both japan and Eu. Casino royale and all 007 movies would never be on HD DVD. Spiderman 1,2 and 3 would never be on HD DVD. LOST WORLD,INDEPENDENCE day and all spielberg's movies would never be on HD DVD as well. x360 is the least selling console in the world. ps3 is beating it all over and even in NA by 10k/17k units www.vgcharts.org expect PS3 sales to be much higher since VGCHARTS downgrade ps3 sales and deflates x360 sales. expect ps3 to sell 50k per week in USA and x360 25k at best in USA per week. NPD would show much higher ps3 numbers..i am sure about that. However x360 is dead now all over the world
Add, Cars, The Incredibles, Toy story 1-2 and all other disney classic title
First off, SPIDERMAN III SUCKED! The other movies are old and most people already own them on DVD. Why would I buy them again on BLU-Ray or HDDVD? To see them at 1080p...HELL NO!
Effen Eh Vavoom. I bought HD DVD for new movies...Hot Fuzz (which is HD DVD exclusive because HD DVD is the preferred format in the UK) and 300.
BD has 60% exclusive rights to almost all major studios. HD DVD is simply gone. yes DISNEY backs only Blue Ray
I just want it to be over.
If the sales of the stand alone players are higher for hddvd then why aren't the movie sales reflecting the same information? It seems really strange that there are "reportedly" so many more hddvd players sold because of price and yet blueray movies are selling something like 3-1. Maybe it can be attributed to the ps3 lack of games gives those consumers more of a reason to go spend their money on movies. So if you have 50 hddvd purchasers and each one purchases 1-2 movies that gives you roughly 100 movies sold. Take 30 sony ps3 purchasers and they each get 4-5 movies you have a potential of selling 150 blueray movies. That seems to be the only way blueray movies are selling more. It could also come down to the stores being persuaded into marketing the blueray product over the hddvd. I have seen several stores with setups for blueray that are outstanding and then have another for hddvd that is just ok. You know sony is paying for that extra effort in selling the product. It isn't against the law but it is morally unlawful. Just like politics.
there are millions of PS3s that have been sold. There are not even a million HD-DVD players sold yet. Whenever the HD-DVD camp talks sales numbers they ignore the PS3 and focus on Stand alone units where they are outselling BluRay players by quite a bit. As for the no games comment, its getting old and annoying. I bought my PS3 cause I wanted to play games AND watch BluRay movies. Cant you people understand that some of us can see the VALUE in what the PS3 has to offer and not just the pricetag? My dad told me a great quote. "Americans know the cost of everything and the value of nothing."
this thread is full of phony fans and it doesn't look like hd dvd is going anywhere. minus the ps3 sales and your little blu ray is being dog-walked. hd dvd does have the support from disney and futhermore, the europe market is doing just the oppisite; hd dvd is leading at a ratio of 4:1. I'm not going to post a link you phony fan/trolls should be able to find it on the web.
really? give me Pirates of Caribbean and chicken little in HD-DVD. I would completely shut up and declare you are the winner of this thread. If you can't, you just embarass yourself there.
This is getting old. HD-DVD is here to stay. This would be a good story "PS3 fanboys feel so threatened by HD-DVD they post flog stories daily"
Everytime I need a laugh i just come on to this message board and it crack me up. I am a ps3 owner but I really dont give a rat who wins the console war cause i know and you know that sony or microsoft isnt going anywhere. Everybody in here braggs about games .Come on people everybody that plays video games likes diffrent games . Thats why the crappy games still get sequels . I chose the ps3 cause 1 I get a blu ray player and 2 I like the sony exclusive games better. Its cool to think your system is better but in the end neither sony or microsoft is paying you any money to promote them. heavenly sword , ratchet and clank , and drake uncharted fortunes cant wait....oh and lair too
This is my first post ever on this site. I enjoy reading a lot of this stuff because I am US military deployed right now and it helps me stay somewhat informed, but this arguing back and forth kills me. Both consoles and both DVD formats have their own advantages and disadvantages...once you pick one why do people feel the need to talk down to or disrespect the other camp for their choice. I have a 360, I love it!!! But I would totally buy a PS3 if I had the funds for both. I really want to get the HD DVD add on, especially now with the price drop, and I probably will as soon as I get back home. So that makes me stupid or a fanboy because I have chosen the 360 and decide to buy a HD DVD add on? I already have a 55in HDTV and an up-coverting DVD player, but there is only so much money to go around you know???
What are the avsforums droids going o talk about now mmm i wonder. anyways as usual this is not news. Blu-ray has won. hdvd R.I.P.
It's all about the content, and slowly but surely the studios are going over to Bluray's side and this trend isn't stopping. Ultimately Sony have more vested and will eventually win this war. It's just a matter of time. There is no reason for Toshiba to continue pushing the HD-DVD format when they can make the just as much money cranking out Blu-ray players.
Personally i believe both formats could do better with their choice of movie releases. Their choice of movies to re-release has been poor. Where are the Lord of the Rings/Star Wars/Aliens Trilogies? HD-DVD is better IMO at the moment for the fact it has the Matrix Trilogy.
Matrix trilogy is coming to Blu-ray later this year along with the Spiderman trilogy and the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy. Warner gave HD-DVD a timed exclusive because they didn't want to compete with the two Pirates of the Caribbean movies on Blu-ray that was released at the same time and it totally makes sense from a business standpoint.
before they lose more money. Toshiba is a great brand but they can't afford to lose all that money on a failing format. Sony is losing money only on the PS3 right now but they have many different products that are selling well and they will eventually make a profit on the PS3 once more games are here and when the format war is over. The PS3 is here to stay despite their recent losses, Toshiba will not make any profits because the format will be gone forever.
Sony sees profits increase while gaming business struggles http://arstechnica.com/news... Midway concerned about PS3 Midway CEO David Zucker struck Sony for massive damage in a recent interview with GamesIndustry.biz, stating that his firm is "concerned" about PlayStation 3 sales. http://palgn.com.au/article...
Quit please HD DVD is just taking up space at my local WalMart.Blueray is the future.
I have both HD-DVD and Blu-ray but as of now I'm backing HD-DVD because it has more features and looks cleaner than Blu-ray.
I can confirm that HHGregg will be supporting HD DVD. I asked about this at our last SE regional sales meeting. Basically, the new A3($299) and A30($399) will be carried and possibly the A35($499). Currently, we sell the A20 for $349.97 our best seller when it comes to HD and BD stand alones. We also sell the BDPS3000 ($499), but we only get a few of them in since they move slow for us.
I just purchased The following on HD-DVD The Big Lebowski Hot Fuzz Shaun of the Dead Harry Potter And The Goblet of Fire