Over at Cheapassgamer.com, folks are posting that the Xbox 360 HD DVD player is being marked down at Walmart to US $130 from its retail price of $199.99. What's more, apparently Walmart has cleared out its HD DVD players.
its a push to gain sales etc . i dont think its over just yet hd-dvd has 300 tittles still to come
its because HD DVD is dead.
this will be a nice push but i dont really care, and all the sony fanatics will say something like that, that hd dvd is dead, if they do you can automatically assume they are retards because sony is coming out with lower priced blu ray players, but that doesnt mean that blue ray is dead. BUT since it's hd dvd it does mean its dead lol...
HD DVD is Dead. Blu-ray will win. PS3 pushing sales of Blu-ray faster. Also Blu-ray has better Hollywood Studio Support.
hahahah so funny exactly what i just said in post # 3 too bad we cant make u have NO bubbles
this guy here this is the guy
the only real reason that i fell that HD didn't really take off the way they wanted it to. is 1 reason and thats,that the 360 HD drive wasn't built in with it cuz i know that i would have brought a lot of HD movies if i could just put them in the system and play them and not half to go out and get and add on's . i always hated add-on's they make things look cheap and sloppy,thats just me .but anyway i think i'm bout to go get 1 tough 4real !or at this rate they could be $99.99 real soon i should just wait cuz @ 99.99 i would and most of my friends would go get 1 quick
just think if microsoft included a built in hd dvd player in the 360, that would boost hd dvd player sales by oh, i don't know, about 11 million? but then i'm sure the price wouldn't be 399 u.s.......
I think it's obvious that microsoft will be dropping the price of the HD DVD drive; specially considering the new SKU (black one) release with HDMI and larger hardrive. Think about it, if would put the new SKU + HD DVD head to head in term of price with the PS3, with the exception ofcourse that PS3 fans will say that they rather have the HD driver internal and XBox 360 fans will say that they have the option of not buying the HD DVD drive until they have the money or interest or that they can also use their drive on their PC. Or someone like me that would never put a movie on a console's drive. I rather to have 1 drive for movies and other for games.
analysts tend to forget what sony is doing causing the bluray sales to jump, sony has been giving away free movie vouchers with the ps3. so no way the format war is over, just because walmart reduced the price on the hd-dvd in one area doesnt mean its over. not by a long shot. in my area its still selling at regualr price. and to knock walmart down. those guys in the corporate office dont what they are doing. they are a bunch of morons. so just because certain parts of walmart drops a price of something doesnt mean anything. sony could very well have tipppes them some money under the table you never know. including the guy form fox. if sony did pay anyone off, im sure they will be investigated eventually!!just like they're hardware dept!!
First off, Sony has stopped including a movie with the US PS3 a long time ago, so you can stop using that argument. Second, please look at the movie sales, not the players. Sony isn't forcing anyone to buy the movies, are they?
Just MS jumping ship thats all. They know it is all over for HD-DVD. Obviously let the retailers know that it is not continuing it. Maybe they let them know that they will be bringing out a BluRay player add-on for the XB360. Get over it guys... HD-DVD is dead. And no - MS could not add the HD-DVD player in because it was not ready yet. They would if it was ready. Forget the PR BS, MS would include the HD-DVD as standard if it was ready. And BluRay would be dead if they did - because there would be about 10m HD-DVD players in the market. But - they had to jump Sony to get a head start - hence they could not include it. Now poor Tosh is paying the price because HD-DVD is dying a horrible death. I would wager that if MS released XB360 with HD-DVD - then BluRay and PS3 would be dead when it was released. As it happened, BluRay will win because it is included in PS3, and it will swing many over to the PS3 - and the momentum will build. MS will pay dearly for this - because they now have to look silly every time they have to try and convince people that DVD9 > BR by some stretch of the imagination. But hey, what else could they do? Launch the XB360 next to the PS3? That would be suicide. They had to release early, and that just opened the door for the PS3 to introduce the HD era with BluRay. The add-on's never sell well, and with BluRay gaining momentum it will not be long before someone releases a BluRay add-on for XB360. Timing was just against them this time around... and don't try the download BS. It will not be competing with BluRay for at least 5-10 years. Just accept that BluRay is the standard, and get on with getting BluRay in as a standard in the XB360. Swallow hard, do it, and within six months no one will remember the HD format war. So what if they will have to release dual format media for games with large content. The people with older XB360's will have to replace it anyway - at the rate these things red rings of death. So within two years there will only be a few out there. The sooner they accept BluRay as the standard the better. The window of opportunity for HD-DVD was as standard in XB360 before the PS3 released. Now it is too late, the momentum has closed the window... let it go. Anything else will just be a waste of time and money.
the last I checked, there were more 360's sold then ps3s which means there's less ps3 blu-ray owners then there are 360 owners. that's not enough to claim consumer dominance the last time I checked, and really, i hope both formats flop due to their early release to try to overdue one another. Blu-ray will lose if ps3 sales continue the way they are and hd-dvd players continue to drop in price, bottomline, dvd is still winning because not everyone in the country has an hdtv yet and even those that do probably still have yet to get into the trend.
AzaziL... up with some deliberate self imposed ignorance. a PS3 sold = BluRay sold. XB360 sold is not HD-DVD sold. PS3 over 2m sold. HD-DVD players around 300,000 sold. Current titles - BluRay +/-70%, HD-DVD +/- 30% That is after HD-DVD had last year to themselves. Studio support for BluRay is overwhelming.. and no sign of slowing. Just Universal holding out. XB360 add-on dropping to $130 - meaning - it is not exactly flying of the shelves, and meaning - the retailer is trying to give it away practically. And because the HD TV that you watch videos on is most likely the same one you play games on - that means if you have a BluRay player (PS3) hooked in, that means no need to get a seperate HD player. And simply - because you have the PS3 BluRay player on, you most likely will get the BluRay titles without looking to buy another format. Simple. Game over. Get over it. Push MS to get BluRay standard in the XB360. Don't force people to try and split the market - the consumer will loose.
Well... you have to admit that if Wal-Mart is not carrying HD-DVD, that's a pretty big hit as far as retail chain exposure... I'm not sure that HD-DVD is quite dead yet, but this does not help it...
I dunno but if the add on drive is really 130$ ill be going to buy one today. and im willing to be a lot of 360 owners will to. fact is HD DVD isnt dead it has more movies go to BEst BUY the HD DVD section is 2 times that of the BR. and wiht universal and time warner jumping abord those are signs of a second life or second coming.
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