With over 7 million PS3s sold in the US, new statistics indicate that the PS3 accounts for over 70% of Blu Ray players in the US.
Sony should let the consumer know that Blu-ray players also plays VCDs and DVDs. It even up convert the DVDs for a more clearer pictures. PS3 even plays DivX movies, only wish it could play MKV files right now.
I've often found it strange why the PS3 doesn't play animated GIFs, its not really a movie file, but would be another great format for the PS3 to play.
I agree Cajun. You should be able to have Killzone Gifs or short .avi's as animated wallpapers. Am I right or am I right or am I right?
It plays GIFs in the browser. Which is all that Adobe is likely to allow. As for Divx, PS3s are all set to download them from online rental sources. Multiple sources. I'm guessing Sony's got something in the works. Probably involves Blockbuster.
But I want animated GIFs in the image viewer and as Bathyj said wallpapers would be nice since we know it can cope with the memory of the 'strands' at the background. Although we all know that using a animated GIF on Windows as an wallpaper uses up a ton of memory. I really like the idea of animated GIFs and short looping Avi's, as wallpapers Bathyj, I mean, it shows custom video thumbnails on the XMB so it should be able to do that, thats a really cool idea! @Bathyj You are right and you are right!
360s account for over 70% of Home Heating Devices in US The End.
Narutone, you should check out this post if you haven't already: http://www.n4g.com/tech/New... Still not native MKV playback, but the program works wonderfully at transcoding HD MKVs and every other movie file type I've tried, on-the-fly. Just wish I had started using it earlier.
"PS3s account for over 70% of Blu Ray players in US" what happened to Blu-Ray players are overtaking the dvd market...
and I also have tried TVersity. PMS is a great program, but you need a powerful computer to make a HD MKV file play smoothly. I use a Dual-Core 3.0 GHz computer to stream my MKV and still it won't play smoothly. By the way, it's a 1080p MKV file.;)
That only shows me that 70 of the BD viewing population in the US knows a good BD player when they see one. The PS3 is still one of, if not the best BD player on the market to date.
around 800-900k ps3s in december those are solid ps3 numbers during recession
7.3 million in USA and around 9 million in PAL and 2.7 million in japan 7.3 + 9 + 2.7 = 19 million world wide ps3 in 2 years sold 19 million 360 in 2 years sold 13 million ps3 is catching up.
atleast 10m in PAL region Europe+middle east+australasia and other continents = PAL region so around 22m ps3s worldwide by december 2008
Actually, I believe the PS3 is in second place and the 360 has fallen to third. Media are just spinning numbers to make it look like the 360 is selling better than the PS3...
PS3 had an 8 million console sales jump in december obv...
800k - 900k ps3s in december USA NPD during time of recession --good job indeed
But its a scary thing to see people spending so much money on PS3/Xbox360/Wii & PC even on a recesion and a possible martial law. My advise to all of you its becareful video games are cool stuff but save money for summer and this fall. SERIOUS If you can't, you can't that's how it is you don't have to prove nothing.
Blu-Ray is wonderful, my collection stands at a hefty 72! I sell HDTV packages and it's crazy how many people have HD-ready Televisions but lack any form of HD content. I figure Blu-ray sales will go off the chart by next Christmas. Sky HD (here in the UK) will explode too. Best Blu-Ray so far? I'd probably say Kingdom Of Heaven. Dark Knight looks beautiful too.
wow i didnt think that PS3 sold that much in US... nice
Yeah even though the 360 sells more here, the US is very vital for this "console war" and the PS3 is doing pretty good here against a cheaper console.
It's nice to see that despite it's hefty price, the Sony Badboy is holding it's own against the far cheaper competition. When I see God, I wanna see him on Blu-Ray.
That means over 7M USians have the best BluRay player on the market. Good for them. And I'll say this for BluRay, I just watched the LotR trilogy on DVD. I havent seen it since the it first came to DVD. Man at the cinema its so clear and so much detail. On DVD it seems a blurry mess. I guess its not that bad, but theres so much detail in those big battles that you cant make out. The resolution and bitrate just isn't there. I can not wait for LotR on BluRay, even though I just watched them all. It will make the battles truley come to life.
Have you been reading my 'UK'adians' portmanteau? lol
Nah, I just made that up then. At least I thought I did. Am I an unknowing plagiarist? Although it is along the same lines as "Earthicans" from Futurama. My subliminal mind might be a comic genius.
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Raise your hand if your first DVD player was a PS2..... ( Ercs You Raises his hand )
PS2s are probably the reason Anime had its big surge along with DVDs: all of the college kids were buying them.
"Raise your hand if your first DVD player was a PS2..... ( Ercs You Raises his hand )" *Raises my hand as well* My PS2 was my DVD player. I never owned a Stand alone DVD player because my PS2 did everything for me. If it wasn't for my PS3 having Blu-ray, I wouldn't even have a Blu-ray player at this point. Even though Blu-ray caused the PS3 to be more expensive, I'm glad that Sony incorporated it with the PS3's hardware. I'm a little surprised that the PS3 accounts for so many Blu-ray players in the U.S. too.... this just goes to show that the PS3 was a major factor in Blu-ray winning the Format War.
x360 to go feb 27th = Killzowned
what happen too blu-ray doom article?
it was the cheapest blu-ray player till this X-mas, and is still debatable the best (mostly because of cost) because it can get firmware upgrades. I'd be more surprised if it weren't a significant amount of blu-ray players anywhere in the world.
when Blu-Ray players reach $100, DVD players are doomed.
Im glad that bluray has taken off nicely and its quite a good investment since its scratch resistant too. Plus if the rate of attachment is as good as they say then it will become a lot cheaper in a few months, a feat that DVD wasnt able to do in its introduction.
The price of DVD players dropped from about $1,000 at their introduction to around $100 3 years later. I'd say that prices for DVD players dropped much faster than the prices for Blu-Ray players have.
for standalone players, 70% is a big number, and then if Sony gives the PS3 a pricedrop this will cause more problems. I know we have all argued that you can have a Xbox-360 and a Bluray player for less than the price of a PS3 but I am a gamer 1st and a movie buff second so if I have the choice of another console with the Bluray already included as well as my Xbox-360 rather than just the Bluray player then I would go for the PS3 and Xbox-360 not console plus standalone player. It's a balancing act, Bluray needs to be promoted more and have a big price drop.
I agree. This is a mixed bag. It's great that there are 10 million Blu-Ray players in US homes, but when the primary use of 50% - 70% of them is for a reason other than playing movies that sort of changes the view of the situation. To get Blu-Ray adoption up standalone players are going to need to take off.
As I stated before he got one because he got a Sony Bravia. Sony's 17 million+ Install-base is pretty much Skewed...
i wonder what percentage just uses it as a blu-ray....i do.......besides uncharted 1/2 and god of war 3......killzonemight have a shot............all sony is doing is making a pc.....and i allready have on of those
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