When surveyed as to whether customers would prefer a stand alone Blu-ray player over a Sony PS3 with same player, the majority preferred to pay less for the player and have a hi-def video game console tossed in for good measure.
People should go for the ps3. You get your blu ray AND videogame player in one shot. Plus it's cheaper than some stand alone players.
do you want $1 or $2?
Yep, I agree. You get a cheaper bluray player plus high definition games. All in one package-you would have to be stupid to pass that up.
Don't forget 1) Good economical HTPC 2) Internet Browsing capabilities 3) Linux 4) DVD Upscaler You get the point...
Even for those who don't buy hardcore PS3 games, there's simple games on the PSN for everyone. On top of that, now you also have a video download service. Easy bd firmware upgrades, future proof. The only thing that could have been better is PS2 backward compatibility, cuz that would open up a whole library of top quality bargain video games, bonus for those who got the 60/20gb version. Nobody would buy standalones if they knew what PS3 is capable of.
Blu ray player or Blu ray player + video game system. It's like that monkey commercial. "He seems to perfer two"
Q:... A:...and you forgot to say the BEST BRD player and THE BEST video-game console in the market!
Well... duh, what other Blu-Ray players are there?
Yeah seriously, isn't the PS3 the cheapest Blu Ray player? So why would anyone buy a more expensive stand alone player? So this study is just kinda... duh. It would be like saying "new study says Xbox Live is worlds biggest online gaming network" well... duh. This way they get a cheaper Blu-ray player that playes some games, and has an ok online network. Hell yeah their going to go with the PS3.
The story is kind of dumb. I just thought you honestly weren't aware of all the alternatives available. You're right, though. For the price of most Blu-Ray players now, why not get one with a high def console built in? That's just common sense.
If I wasn't in the MS camp, thats the way I would go. I'm not big on movies anyway, prefer documentaries and regular TV, pluss I have a Cinemark megaplex one block away.
No, the PS3 isn't the cheapest blu-ray player out there. http://www.walmart.com/cata... That is. The PS3 is the "Best value" blu-ray player out there. And it's a no brainer that it's also a video games console and media center all in one.
lol here in the uk, a friend bought a £600 bluray player over a PS3 player lol.. when i heard about it, i was like WTF? PS3 is the best bluray player out there why not just go for a PS3, he was like 'OMG I HATE THE PS3 SO MUCH, I WONT BUY IT EVEN THOUGH ITS BETTER THAN A STAND ALONE BLURAY PLAYER' and i was like .. 'lol ok' xD
i mean they are selling a blu-ray player & video game console in one cheaper than a regular blu-ray player which can not update its profile unlike the ps3...hows that work? not that i dont like it but im just curious...
I imagine with any new technology companies have to spend a lot on R&D and even more on setting up manufacturing facilities. With the PS3 they already wrote off the cost of R&D around two years ago and they've got factories all set up, pumping out components faster than we could count. All that means it's probably a lot cheaper (on paper) for Sony to manufacture PS3's than it is to make their whole line of Blu-Ray players. Plus there's a lot more potential earning power with game consoles so they don't need to mark up the price as much to turn a profit. That might explain it..anyone else?
Rather obvious, cheaper than a stand alone and a million times more functional.
only a mug would buy a standalone,ps3 with built in hardrive(play tv)internet (for all important updates!!2.0 live etc)and other features...
obvius its a 2 in 1, i bought mine's n because of this over a 360
So... They tested whether people would prefer to pay MORE for LESS functionality... Ok. I thought it would be common sense what people would choose, but you know...
AND PS3 exclusives...
The reason I bought my PS3 last year was so I could have Blu-Ray and videogames in 1 package. Blu-Ray for the wife. Videogames for me. Same reason my younger brother bought a PS3 last Christmas. He saw 300 on Blu-Ray and Super Rub a Dub/Warhawk at my apartment and that was all he needed to upgrade from his PS2. My sister wanted a Blu-Ray player to match her 1080P HDTV. I convinced her to get a PS3 a few weeks ago. She's not even a gamer and has bought 2 games for it since then. My oldest brother wants Blu-Ray too so I told him the best deal is to get a PS3. That way his son can play videogames too. It's a no brainer if your looking for the most bang for your buck in a Blu-Ray player. Just imagine if the PS3 drops price again before the holidays.
gaming machine + blu ray player or blu ray player and one other thing ...Why would people buy other brand than Sony for there Blu ray player ? Since sony started this blu ray thing wouldnt it be better on a sony blu ray player ? just me
They actually had to do a study to figure this out? I imagine atleast 90% of the people who own blu-ray have it by way of a ps3. You would have to be stupid not to. The Cell alone is the cutting edge in video decoding hardware.
I NEED Lord Of The Rings (Extended Version) BLU RAY and Advent Children Blu-Ray NOW!
according to peter jackson Q&A, LotR blu ray will be coming next year. they wanted it out for this holiday season but it's not going to make it.
One thing worth noting. "...SONY who is enjoying brisk sales of the Blu-ray version of the Playstation 3 game console." So... where can I find this non-BluRay PS3 version? =P
in their hand at the moment. They can sell the most expensive console on the market today faster than the only other HD competitor and manage to maintain an average software to hardware ratio because it is the best BD player for the buck. Sure there are cheaper ones but given the small price differences, with the PS3 you get both a great gaming machine and a BD player with web update compatibility. It is by far the best bang for the buck and the consumers know this. It's hard to hide such a great deal.
Stand alone players can now be found for less than a $399 PS3. Game consoles are sold cheaper than they cost to produce since the money lost is made up in royalties from game sales. A dedicated player is sold at a profit since the royalties for movies don't go to the manufacturer of the player, but to the movie companies and of course the Blu-Ray association. One reason a dedicated player is more attractive to some people is the simple fact a higher quality stand alone player is built with premium components and will last much longer than a game console which makes compromises to reduce costs and losses. The expectations for a dedicated high end player are much different than a console. People who opt for a dedicated player are not stupid, they just have different needs and expectations. -Death
its pretty clear why the PS3 has the majority of the market. Its the best one overall. And unless you want to drop money on a Pioneer for exceptional PQ, IMO I wouldn't see another player that's clearly better in any specific area.
sh!t its that creepy girl again. She is like the asian equivalent of Alma.
The sun will rise and set sometime in the next 24 hours.
High definition is the wave of the future. We all see the clarity & the sharpness of HD. Its almost like being there it looks so good! the bluray movies are out of this world! I'm getting used to all of this beautiful luxuries of owning a ps3. the games are just as great! Especially the games that cannot be done by the imitators. Ps3 as a entire package is full of interactive entertainment & the best investment I have ever made when choosing my HD lifestyle. I reccomend it to all users of games & movies. raw power in a whisper quiet black case. Ps3 has no rival.
the PS3 makes sense. Mr. Nongamer will likely pick up a copy of Madden or see a commercial for some game and try it out if it looks interesting to him/her. Besides, the PS3, though huge, is a sexy machine.
well duh i dont use mine for gameing..it was just cheaper...at my house with my connection..psn blows balls....while xbl is still on top
It obviously has the most value.
PS3 is an amazing Blu-Ray player, recently been watching the planet earth series on Blu-Ray, INCREDIBLE is the only word, only on the PS3 can you experience true high def footage. Should also be noted it upscales DVD's to near HD quality.
bluray wont run for a long period of time
I bought my PS3 mainly for the Blu-ray but also for exclusive - however i do know ppl who actually bought a standard blu-ray player because they didn't like the "bulkiness" of the PS3 and wouldn't look right in their home theater setup... I think this article also arises another question...in all the 10+ million sales of the PS3...how many of those sales were only purchased by those interested in using it for Blu-ray and not for a gaming console...We all know that the 360 is a gaming console first and foremost so when developers make a game they have a potential market of 15+ million where-as developers have to keep in mind that when they develop for the PS3 that they don't actually have a market of 10+ million but actually 10- million... But i am sure the % of people who would be out of their minds to buy a PS3 for only the Blu-ray aspect is extremely minimal
This is what Sony counted on. After another 2 years we will see BR players dropping seriously below PS3 price, and then it will as PS2 vs DVD players. For now... makes sense. Will affect the PS3 games sales a little bit for those who buy it as a BR player only. But it would introduce some people to gaming who did not plan on it - so it should even out a bit.
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