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Sony Spate of Good News Justifies Tech Strategy

Erick Hansen writes, "Dubai apparently believes that Sony is a good strategic investment right now. That Sony's drive to be a leader in digital delivery will work," Hansen continued. "Kagan Research and other predicting that by 2010, there will be 97 million HD TV sets sold reaching 82% of total TV households. Many consumers are going to want their movies and games in the true HD 1080p format, the Blu-Ray standard. And every component has come down in price, making it more affordable than ever."

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Maddens Raiders3520d ago (Edited 3520d ago )

-- ""The consumers have spoken. Blu-ray is far and away the winner. Besides the one million Blu-ray movies sold in Europe, PS3 game discs produced for sale there exceeds 21 million, according to the Blu-Ray Disc Association," Hansen said of the consumer impact.

"These economic indicators show Sony's Blu-Ray, PS3 and overall High Definition tactics are finally paying off after years of heavy investment," said Hansen. "The synergy between its HD TVs, games and Blu-ray evidently make sense now to the financial community and savvy investors. You buy a razor and you're going to want some blades. And vice versa..." --
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Despite this guy's affiliation, he makes sound and compelling arguments that seem to be self-fulfilling before our eyes. I don't know about the "far and away" part, but the numbers speak for themselves and for an investor, this is the kind of raw data that gets you interested and off the fence. I still don't expect the format war (and by that, I mean the "people") to declare a "clear" winner until the end of Summer 2008, unless some huge announcement is made before then. From what I can see now (as opposed to prePS3 launch) it looks like SNE's strategy of a, "do everything-blu-ray machine" just may be coming together as they envisioned.

HarryEtTubMan3520d ago (Edited 3520d ago )

It's coming soon. Everyone will know. Another reason to buy the PS3. It is the sure format winner. After all the bickering in really is gonna finally win ahah

Hansen is well situated to observe the ups and downs of Sony's efforts. He's been through several hardware/software wars and manufactured the first DVD movies and games in the 90s. The outspoken executive made headlines recently for branding rival formats HD-DVD's payour of $150 million to Paramount for exclusivity to the studio's titles "desperate" and now calls the 720p screen format "antique and obsolete."

"Blue Ray Technologies recently completed its $12 million plant in downtown Spokane, WA, and produced the first run of true indie Blu-ray discs in the U.S. following an arrangement with Sabic Innovative Plastics, formerly GE Plastics. The advanced, eco-friendly plant is the first of its kind in the world."

I hate the idiots "we should change this site ti fanboywars.com" YOU MORON BLU RAY IS IN THE PLAYSTATION 3 GAMING SYSTEM. YOU'RE JUST UPSET BECAUSE BLU RAY HAS WON. MICROSOFT SUPPORTS HDDVD. THE LOSE. AND YOU ARE UNHAPPY. I SAY GET OVER IT BECAUSE THERE IS ALOT MORE BLU RAY COMING... IT WILL BECOME WHAT THE DVD IS NOW. IT IS IN THE PS3. WE WANT TO KNOW ABOUT IT. GET A PS3 AND MAKE YOURSELF HAPPY OR STAY OUT OF THE THREADS BECAUSE YOU KNOW YOUR LOSING!! THIS DOESN'T HAVE TO BE A FLAMEWAR! THIS IS BUISNESS AND NOW "OMG A FLAMEWAR... BECAUSE I'M LOSING. HYPOCRITES. I KNEW PS3 WOULD WIN ALL ALONG. YOU MADE YOUR DECISION SO STICK WITH IT AND GET OVER IT! ENJOY HALO!

lodossrage3520d ago

I mean let's get real here.

They say Hd dvd players are in far more homes than blu ray players. Yet they were outsold by blu ray during the black friday week 73%-27%.

Now I ask you, how does THAT happen if you have so many more players out. This coupled with the fact that people love to say ps3 owners DON'T buy blu ray movies.

Anyone else see the contradiction in that?

Muppetmeat3520d ago

Here it goes.. another fanboy downpour.

Nameless3520d ago

This site should get its name changed to fanboywars.com

Real gamer 4 life3520d ago

To al ps3 fanboys only becuase blueray is winning lets not link this to microsoft in any shape way or form. Although i myself think that microsoft is supporting the HD-DVD platform, there is no proof of this. But other than that we can be happy that blueray is winning, becuase sony strategy worked making the ps3 as a blueray also and using it as a trojan horse. They may have failed with betamax and Umd but i think tthe third time is a charm.