"How many blu-ray movies do you own?" was the question, and more than 900 users voted on playstation3themes.com .
The results show that PS3 owners are not big blu-ray fans.
So the 26% that do not own a blueray movie count as the majority of PS3 owners? I see that the majority of PS3 owners are buying Blueray movies.
No, what counts as the majority is the 70% that own 3 or less blu-ray movies.
When you consider that some PS3 packs came with at least 1 movie, that means these guys are buying close to nothing in blu-ray movies.
I own 1 blu-ray movie, that Sony sent me for free when I bought the PS3.
How many DVDs do you own?....
BlueRays? I own around 8 myself. I have 9 HD-DVD's, hundreds of DVD's and way to many VHS tapes.
that's why the blu ray only outsells hd dvd 2-1 in software sales when blu ray outnumbers hd dvd players 6-1!
This survey doesn't mean 3/8s of f*ck all. My first PS2 was also my first dvd player and I never bought any DVD's, apparently because I wasn't "into" them.
I am a PS3 owner, and I love Blu-Ray movies and PS3 games. I own none of each. I rent everything from Gamefly and Netflix.
The conclusion of this poll is flawed. I care very much about those two, yet own none.
"I own none of each. I rent everything from Gamefly and Netflix"
That's valid. It's very possible to care and not buy.
From the viewpoint of the industry, however, you don't care.
I don't understand why some of you f***wad PS3 fanboys get angry about this. This is a GOOD THING!
Why, your limited intellect questions? Because this proves to the HD DVD camp that they are getting their @$$es handed to them from stand alone blu ray players only, NOT the millions of PS3's out there. This gives strength to the blu ray camp because HD DVD's argument all along has been "well take away the PS3 and we'd be even Steven." This proves that argument is bull.
Down with HD DVD.
It means that HD-DVD would be a memory if ps3 owners bought 3-4 disks per system.
30% buy 4 or more. That's 2 million that have a strong attach rate with their player. That's also 3 times as many players as hd-dvd. Yet the sales figures are not much more than 2 to 1.
It means that attach rates are generally low across the board. But it doesn't take this study to let anyone know that. Just the 2 to 1 sales rate is an easy indicator.
This is all web propaganda.If PS3 owners are not buying blu ray movies then where are all the Disks sales coming from?Last time i checked blu ray has 70 percent of the market.Blu ray players are selling well but not as well as Sony(panasonic,samsung etc.)would like them 2.This all points to the fact that the PS3 is carrying the market.The PS3 is exactly what Sony said it would be and then some.It is a Trojan Horse.
Not to criticize you... but you do know that you are contributing to the failure of both formats. Particularly the games. Less games sold means less developer support which less of the games that we bought our PS3's for. Considering how great Ratchet & Clank was... it's sad that it sold so few copies. Same for Heavenly Sword actually.
Did you know that about 30% of people don't have an HD tv? That's probably why.
and it was the one that came free in the box with it (Talladega Nights).
i rent the rest and buy the ones i really like on dvd. ps3 upscales them anyway.
what a stupid news.
do we really care? no.
btw i have bluray movies and am too enjoying watching them.
Agreed. Anyone who took statistics would tell you that 900 is not a good sample pool for 6 million.
Actually it's not too bad. 3.33% margin of error. It's not that hard really because we're only talking about ps3 owners here. If we were talking about Americans in general you'd need much bigger numbers because you'd have a lot more demographics to poll and thus need larger sample sizes for each.
600-1600 is fine for a group like this... it also fits the overall BR attach rate.
The biggest flaw is that Agente47 made up such a ridiculous title.
But to entertain your comment... playstation3themes.com is almost certainly not an accurate representation of the overall PS3 community. These results are not generalizable in the form of Agente47's title; the sample size means very little.
I don't own any and because I use Netflix. You know there's atleast 5 percent of PS3 owners who atleast rent blu-rays.
HD DVD is finished lol
im 1 who dont care about Blu-ray movies
but i picked up 15 Blu-ray movies anyway
so it dont hunt 2 have it
I just think 34.99 is a bit steep for a movie that i paid 9.75 to see in the theater.
that's why I order mine on Amazon for $23 for most new releases...no shipping charges or tax.
exactly... if you're paying more than $24 for Blu Ray or HD-DVD you are being ripped off. Amazon.com and Walmart have some excellent selections and all for a fairly reasonable-reasonable price. The way I look at it is that if I can get a movie on Blu Ray for about $5 more than I'd pay for it on DVD it's a great deal... And $24 is only for new/er releases. A few are $27 but most new/er releases are only $24. Most other titles are about $15-20 which is still steep for some but not a bad price at all...
as pointed out. A pool of 900 isn't good for this poll, and proves nothing when talking about PS3 owners as a whole...
Personally I own 10 titles and I rarely ever buy any movies. I'm not a big movie buff and the only titles I buy are those that I love and feel worthy of adding to my collection. 10 movies in a year is probably the most I've ever bought or close to it. I for one do care about Blu Ray, but it's not often that a movie interests me enough to buy it...
btw: this is not including the free Blu Ray I got for buying my 60 GB [Tallega Nights] which I don't even consider part of my collection...
Amazon rocks for getting good prices on Blu-Ray movies... I've only paid over $19.99 for four of my movies...
Keep in mind that I only own 10 movies on DVD... I mostly rented DVD movies other than the very select few that I knew I would watch a few times...
Then again, I'm one of those people that thought that Mini-Disc was great (best format to use in the car... the encased discs were virtually indestructible and re-record able, along with the anti-skip buffer which made it GREAT if you had booming system in your car)
This survey was taken BEFORE christmas, which I know and will have many more Blu-ray movies after the holidays. Plus I have Hundreds of DVDs right know and its hard to pick and choose which ones I want to replace but like my VHS collection before, they will get replaced.
I wonder what was the % of people that answered with a hd tv and a nice audio system. If they play with their ps3 on a sd tv with no real home theatre audio, what would be the point of getting a blu-ray movie?
I think this year there will be a ton of HDTV's sold. The prices have come down to where more and more people are looking at them saying "yeah, I deserve one". Not to mention that more affiliates are now broadcasting in HD it is making more sense to get one. Once they have that 360 or PS3 connected to that HDTV, you are going to see a lot of after-sales for HD movies.
PS...I currently have 24 BD movies and have put 7 more on my Christmas list!
More to come after the holidays.
Well actually, Ricky Bobby than came with it.
But you think I don't care about Blu Ray? Wrong, I have a great HDTV and DVD looks like crap on it.
I rent Blu rays and I'm planing to buy as soon as I get more money. The horror movies on Blu ray is what's best for me. It's more like watching them in the theater.
Over 50 % own 2 or 3
and over 30 % own 4 or more.
ok, whoever keeps creating these kind of article should get raped by a donkey. We still have articles like this? its becoming more obvious that the PS3 is boosting BD sales.
i own 10 movies and proably get 5 more this christmas. Remember that not many ps3 owning adults are fanatics and vote on teh "no name site" ps3themes.com.
Man, what a bunch of fanboys... I love the PS3, I love movies, I have a very nice setup, and I dont buy blu-rays because I cant find any movies that I really love in blu-ray. And when I do find something good, I already have it on DVD. That's why I never bought a blu-ray movie, so far.
All this BD bashing is going too far. Deal with it, BD will win the HD war and all this is just complete fanboy denial.
I care about Blu-ray and blu-ray movies... so I don't know what this is all about.
I get my movies online at the best discount i can find...you just gotta do your own shopping.
If i can not get it in bluray..then i will rent the DVD and watch it upscalled to 1080p..that what i did with transformers..
It still looked awesome. I would have bought transformers if it was on bluray.
If your looking for the best price for DVD's, Blu-ray or HD-DVD then this is the place to start... Click on the Blu-ray or HD-DVD icon in the latest updates to get Blu and HD prices.
Doesn't mean that every PS3 user is going to watch movies, I currently own 5 and plan to buy more.
is just not enough to warrant a fair survey! Considering how many people own PS3's this whole thing is ridiculous! Everyone I know who owns a PS3 has at least two or three, some even as much as twenty blu-rays. I think this survey is a joke... get more numbers to back your "PS3 gamers dont care about Blu-ray movies!"
If PS3 owners aren't buying Blu-Ray movies, how would Blu-Ray be consistently outselling HD-DVDs since the PS3 launched?
It means that ppl dont care much about Blu-ray, but dont care at all about HD-DVD.
so what? the trojan-horse theory is now unfair cos you can get ps3 for same price as 360 but with bonus blu-ray even if you don't care about it
Guys get used to this. Until the 360 has any remarkable "newsworthy" items its going to be nothing but:
-HD-DVD vs Bluray news.
-Gabe Newell Complaining about the PS3
-They cant post sales figures anymore, the 360 seems to be standing still as the ps3 climbs.
-Information about future games coming out in 2014 for the 360. It makes them feel better that they will have good games in the future, they just have to wait for them.
-Post new articles about Halo3.
So my advice to us ps3ers:
Pickup if you haven't done so the NEW ps3 releases:
Uncharted/COD4/UT3/Warhawk(ge tting new patch withpatch)/Heavenly Sword/Lair/Assassins Creed/Pain/Resistance Fall of man(get the new maps, people are still playing the game) and download the GT5 Prologue demo from japan.
N4G is going to slow down to a crawl this season. Well for ps3ers at least. While we have all of our new games to play, the only new games available for the 360 will be.. well... Mass Effect. Even with all of its flaws its a broken gem. Sure the Xbots can pretend they dont own all of the "AAA" titles already.. and act as if they will be playing those over again... but.. yeah.. I'm not in a race to beat games that i've already beat again just to pretend I am entertained.
Perhaps the entire Xbot community is secretly Shooter-Semi-RPG fans that will be playing Mass Effect until late 08? Who knows.
Enjoy your christmas.
And for the record I own 22 bluray movies.
There's only a handfull of movies these days I enjoy watching (Ritchie, Tarantino films mainly). So I don't even buy/rent any regular DVD's.
That said, it's nice to have it there. In the actual console, not some ugly external player.
i just bought planet earth for my parents for christmas. i can't wait to watch it on my 60" 1080p tv. woot.
I asked my wife what she wanted for our Anniversary this year and to my surprise she said "Planet Earth on Blu-ray". We watch one a week and are blown away by each one.
As for the topic "PS3 gamers dont care about Blu-ray movies", I care about Blu-Ray movies. I just don't BUY that many movies to begin with, but from now on when I have to have a title, it will be Blu-ray. Plus Blu-ray is a much better medium for games (space-wise).
i see the same faces while the comments show some of you be on here ALL DAY btw the reports on this story is MASSIVE
HAHAHA Jealous Xbots
Is this how surveys are done?
Actually, yes it is :)
I love watching hi def movies on PS3.
Now I usually only rent the Bluray movies from Blockbuster.
Oh yea, and I own at least 20 movies from all those BOGO/$10 sales :)
ok now do the same voting with PS3 owners who have an HDTV i bet u get similar results. hecne the reason they dont own blu ray movies.
lol 900 people out of the 6 million ps3 owners?
actually, yes. ever seen political polling? a much larger number of people in the overall population, but an absolutely tiny percentage used in the survey group. even things like the president's approval rating in the US is done with a survey group of less then 1500 people. statistics show that a small percentage of a large group gives a good indication of the overall outlook on a particular subject.
I am a PS3 owner and I ABSOLUTELY care about Blu-ray movies!
i already own 11. I say if PS3 most gamers don't care about Blu-ray (which is a lie) then 99.5% of 360 owners don't give a crap about hd-dvd.
What about people that rent blu-ray movies? I have a queue full of them on Netflix.
I own 3, 2 that i bought myself. And any film that i want that is on blu-ray and DVD i will buy the Blu-ray Version. Im sure most PS3 owners with a HD set will too.
Ever since I got a PS3 all I get are Blu-rays. I find it hard to watch DVDs now because the picture quality is very different.
So did my PS2..........games/movies
how many 360 owners bought a HD DVD??
i voted 1 movie bc i have netflix, i watch 4-5 a month now...plan on buying more though
"Many PS3 owners dont care about PS3 games"
All you have to do is go to the AVS forums and you'll see that may bought PS3's as a Movie player.
This is where sony messed up..Look at their attach rate.
People too busy watching movies, folding or waiting. If not one of those then their on n4g whining about why a game got a 8.7. and not a 10.
I care about BLU-RAY because it is the future format. I bought 6 blu-ray movies plus the 5 free when I got the PS3.
I think I have about 30 BD movies right now and growing... I buy 3-4 a month.
Guess that puts me in the .5%?
I kinda have to call bs on this article.
reason sales of BD movies are killing HD of a magrin of 2+ to 1 is because PS3 owners infact do care about using the BD functions.
about 6 or 7 blu-ray movies and I certainly prefer them to regular DVD's. I do care about blu-ray movies and am always looking for a good deal on them, especially on Amazon. Some of those are cheaper than regular DVD's.
A few might not find this news interesting, but it would seem that PS3 MIGHT not be contributing a whole lot to BD domination over HD-DVD. This would serve as some evidence that PS3 owners do mostly spend their time playing games. I own only Talladega Nights (Horrible Movie) on BD that came free with the PS3, I only buy a few movies because I am very picky like City of God or Glory, movies that have staying power and a real message, Netflix is what I mostly use.
If this poll is to be taken at face value, then it seems that all the ranting about the PS3 contributing to BD domination might be called into question. In the end this is just interesting but by no means conclusive as the amount of people involved was a bit low. Food for thought tho.
The question would be does how many movies do you have to own to make you a hardcore BD user, who are the people that make up the majority of the people who made up this poll (Hardcore gamers or casual gamers who are movie buffs), would the numbers be different if the poll were taken on a different site, etc, etc, etc. There are many questions that this does not answer.
The analisis of the figures is pretty wierd? If about 50% of users have 2 or more discs, I would suggest thats a lot for a machine thats primarily a games console?
Its caertainly a lot of people in terms of the installed HD base - evidenced by the sale for blu ray in comparison with HD dvd. It may only be 2 to 1 in the US. but its mudering it everywhere in the world and that will be mainly down to the PS3.
I have all the consoles , but I use Blu ray discs for HD movies. No point in buying any more hardware when the PS3 is an extremely competent player in its own right...
I've bought six Blu-ray movies for my ps3. And one came with the console when I bought it. Beeing a lucky owner of a Full HD-TV my most important priority for buying a ps3 was to get a Blu-ray player.. And of course GT, MGS4 and Uncharted etc makes it even more interesting.