PS3, Xbox 360 account for 80% of Blu-ray, HD-DVD players

The Wall Street Journal via the Post-Gazette examines the HD format war including new dual-format players featured at CES this week, and the reality that if movie fans want a Universal HD movie, they'll have to buy it on HD-DVD, and if a Disney HD movie is desired, they'll have to buy it on Blu-ray.

More interesting, however, is the report's claim that of the 695,000 current US consumers that own either a Blu-ray or HD-DVD player, 400,000 own Blu-ray because they bought a PS3 (58%) and 150,000 own HD-DVD because they bought Microsoft's HD-DVD upgrade kit for the 360 (22%). So PS3s and Xbox 360s used as movie players account for 80% of total HD players in the market. Makes you feel sorta like a pawn, doesn't it?

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Xtrm L1481L1TY5233d ago

No, because I had a choice to buy my HD-DVD.

Syko5233d ago (Edited 5233d ago )

The point being however, The stand alone units aren't doing half as well. They rely on geeks like all of us at this site to eat up the cutting edge technology. I personally don't care and don't have either. I'm good with DVD's just thought it was a staggering number 80%!!
It's to bad there is no way to find out the Blu-ray movie attach rate for the PS3 as the few stand alone players will skew the #'s

xfrgtr5233d ago

Great news for Bluray

xfrgtr5233d ago

Great news for Bluray

Funky Town_TX5233d ago

For one of these formats to die so I can "Jump in". I would hate to buy a player that would be obsolete in a few years.

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