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EISA Confirm Blu-ray is The Reason Behind Sony's PS3 Award

EISA (European Imaging and Sound Association) judges have revealed that Blu-ray is the reason for recognising Sony's Playstation3 with an award in its home entertainment category.

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cdzie13416d ago

Blu-ray is a nice feature in PS3 and I wish Microsoft would have included HD DVD in the 360 Elite.

But the fact is that PS3 has a 15% and declining next-gen market share in the US. EA has already said they are going to focus on the 360 first. And if the rumors are true, Sony is about to do a 2nd price cut in a matter of months, selling off other divisions to do so.

So, while it’s nice that there is a Blu-ray drive in the PS3, the extra cost it adds is probably the main reason why Sony is deep in 3rd place.

Bathyj3416d ago

That, and/or the fact that Xbox started a year early. We'll never know but I wonder who would be in front if they had released at the same time.

harpua3416d ago

"the extra cost it adds is probably the main reason why Sony is deep in 3rd place"

nice try desperate x-kiddy, but the PS3 was released a year later. Plus you would think the xbox would have a bigger lead considering it had a year head start with no direct competition for that time period.

leon763416d ago

"EA has already said they are going to focus on the 360 first" = Peter Moore!!!

cdzie13416d ago

I know the Xbox started a year earlier, but I’m not talking about past sales, the Xbox and Wii are STILL doubling PS3 in monthly sales. All I’m saying is while the Blu-ray drive is nice, the extra cost is a big factor in the PS3 being in 3rd place.

KingJames19063416d ago

So was Peter Moore responsible for Madden 08 selling more copies on Xbox 360 than PS2, PS3, and Wii combined? Was Peter Moore responsible for 360 selling more copies of Tiger Woods PGA 08 than PS2 and PS3 combined? Moore joined the company two months ago. Those games were in development since last year’s iteration. Why wouldn't a company want to service the largest demographic of their customers first? I just think that's a silly statement. If you had a business would you focus on 100 customers who sometimes support your business or 500 regular customers? Come on.

Footnote: Madden numbers came from NPD and Tiger from VGChartz

cloud3603416d ago

You are wrong worlwide every month the PS3 outsells the 360

blackmagic3416d ago

I'd definitely say that Blu-ray has overall affected the ps3 negatively so far and that the ps3 has definitely affected Blu-ray positively. No one can deny that the extra cost of the console is a factor in people's decision on which console to buy.

The other factor which many above me are throwing out there is the 1 year delayed launch but ask yourselves why the ps3 was delayed. Yup, to include Blu-ray. Sony originally set a launch date of May 06 in order to incorporate Blu-ray then had to delay until Nov 06 because Blu-ray wasn't ready. They launched even though the standard was still unfinished (and still is unfinished today).

rubarb233415d ago

what the heck are you talking about?
"but the PS3 was released a year later. Plus you would think the xbox would have a bigger lead considering it had a year head start with no direct competition for that time period".
did it ever occur to you that ps2 fanboys were waiting on the ps3 kinda like people passed up the dreamcast and got the ps2. that's why more people didn't purchase a 360 at launch.
Now let me ask you a question, why haven't all those ps2 fanboys jumped ship and purchased a ps3? according to a bunch of you sony fanboys that have made comments on this site, the ps3 is the only true next gen system, so where are the sales to back that up?

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sticky doja3416d ago

That was a funny statement.

PimpHandHappy3416d ago

The HD TV entertainment show that was put on last month also had 90% of TV's using blueray to show of the qaulity of the TV's.

Was that the name of the show? I have the podcast from the ppl that went to it. They said blueray owned the show.

anyway

Good news for Sony hardware.....

peace

xfrgtr3416d ago

Yes,great news for Bluray since it's destroying the dying HDDVD format,and soon the PS3 will be 400 dol,YES!!!!!

PimpHandHappy3416d ago (Edited 3416d ago )

If the Elite added HD-DVD into there system it would cost 650bucks!

I guess you didnt hear Mr Moore from EA say the problems you seen with EA games on the PS3 will be distant memory in the very near furture. He also said the reason u seen this problem was because the system is new. EA was working with the 360 for three years and the PS3 for 14months.

The main reason Sony is in 3rd place is because of price compared to the Wii and time compared to the 360....How many price cuts has the 360 had in the last year since the launch of the PS3? What 3?

I reported your comments as spam and i hope ppl that follow me will do the same.

blackmagic3416d ago

Ummm... the 360 had one price cut and that was after the ps3 cut it's price... am I missing something?

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