VG247: SCEA hardware marketing boss John Koller has said that Blu-ray, and the public's perception of the value it brings to PS3, will be a driving factor in increased sales for the machine this year.
No doubt about it. I don't see why people view other people buying a PS3 as primarily a blu-ray player a bad thing. Blu-Ray rocks, and all I see it as is a way for Sony to tap into a larger demographic of movie lovers- who may [or may not] have kids that would enjoy the multifaceted PS3 as a games machine or as the best multimedia machine out. An unmatched value at $299.99. Also, doesn't hurt that the PS3 is still considered to be the best blu-ray player out. Blu-ray is only getting bigger in the US, and Sony will take advantage of this uptake once they lower the price of the PS3. So, whenever someone says that they only use their PS3 as a blu-ray player, don't think of it as a negative- think of it as all apart of Sony's grand plan :)
i think blu-ray is now the golden goose for sony and not the ps3. so many people i know are buying blu-ray players (not just sony ones) and discs.. this probably explains the reluctance of sony to cut the price of the ps3 - sony earning lots of licensing fees as blu-ray becomes the golden goose. however, the sony head honcho said that a ps3 45n model is coming in june hence i expect a price cut during that period i.e. summer. the bold 15% increase in sales forecast can only be achieved with a price cut hence there will be a cut in summer unless the yen strengthens drastically.
if that thin about the pricecut is true..i hihgly doubt it would come in summer i mean there ganna wanna milk the ps3 for a bit before dropping the price..id say around late fall there ganna be a price cut
http://www.trustedreviews.c... "replacing the current 65 nanometre Cell chip with a 45 nanometre one probably in [the] middle of [the] year." sony rees by the summer i mean up to september but there is another more recent article during gdc09 which sony mentions introducing a new chip in jun09
i know what your saying...but theres no way as soon as the 4nm is done there ganna drop the price.. there going to milk it abit first untill the holiday rush comes in
They can't cut the price as the PS3 is competing in a different market at the same time. If you cut the PS3 price companys like sharp or sansung will complain as they can't lower the price and they will lose sale. In an extreme they will stop producing players and slow the uptake in the format. I got 2 PS3 and a Sony player. I am lucky as my governments budget yesterday has raped me and I am still walking funny.
The studios really need to get behind it. I can't find any of the old classics on blu-ray, and when i do, they haven't even had audio/picture restoration. Its basically the DVD on a BLu-ray disc for double the money...
I don't know what you're talking about since EVERY major studio now releases their movies on blueray. Have you been living in a cave since last year ? I prefer HDDVD though. Just kidding.
This is true. I tend to only buy older films and TV series on disc, yet only recent stuff seems to be getting the 'digital restoration' treatment for Blu-Ray. The notion of a set of classic Hammer Horror films restored to maximum clarity on the format is something I could really get excited about, but as I can't see it happening for quite some time I have stick with DVD (which my PS3 also plays, of course!) @Too Hyped, above Yes, the studios are backing Blu-Ray, but they seem to be concentrating on getting their blockbuster titles out for now. It makes sense for 'casual' buyers I suppose, but hopefully time will see archive material getting the treatment.
It's not even that I don't want to. I just download everything.
That's cool, but blu-ray is all about the detail. I don't watch any DVDs or online stuff because I can get the better experience on my setup with blu-ray. Right now, people would look at me strange if I said I still game on a tube television. It'll be the same with blu-ray soon.
Yeah same here, I don't really care for Blu-ray movies. I haven't seen a single movie in blu-ray on my PS3. Just care for the games really. :/
you can't really do much better. HD-DVD saw to that.
It's definately a nice feature of the PS3. However, out of the few people I know that have moved to Blu-ray they are all buying stand alone players. Currently own 1 Blu-ray for my PS3 and that is Dark Knight.
For only having one Blu-Ray movie, that's a very good movie to own. I still haven;t bought it yet though.
300 Dark Knight Transformers No Country For Old Men Planet Earth! Top Gun (yes, it's cheesy but it's still awesome!) Resevoir Dogs Band of Brothers (The HBO mini series) I want more! Luckily i was able to get good deals on all of these.
I love the Discovery, National Geo, Animal Planet, channels. Plus when I was looking for my HDTV I saw it on every TV and was like "ZOMG!!" So I had to get it. Besides David Attenborough rocks. xD
Thanks for the suggestions. I am planning on adding some more to my collection and will check those out. I've only had my PS3 for a few months so I just haven't gotten around to buying movies for it yet. Too much game playing not much movie watching. I would recommend Dark Knight, it's a great Blu-ray. I just wish they had more Heath Ledger/Joker behind the scenes stuff. For being such a powerful character in the film they seem to of held back a lot of his behind the scenes and off camera stuff.
They should have added more special features to the Dark Knight. I think it was rushed out like a lot of other movies, hence the lack of special features one would have hoped for. I wouldn't be surprised though if they released another edition in the future. I havn't gotten around to watching as many movies as I use to because I am busier with the GF, work and gaming. But when i do it's good to watch something in HD and on my surround sound. Oh and I just got Iron Man right now for $15 on amazon. I saw it playing at best buy and it looked awesome on blu-ray so I had to get it.
Well after watching a good amount of movies on Blu ray at full 1080p with 24hz playback i honestly cant go back to normal DVD. Watching Movies on Blu ray is amazing and anyone who thinks other wise hasnt seen or watched a blu ray movie
Blu-ray will save the world. Blah, blah, blah. And Sony proves it's so by backing it up with strong sales numbers to impress all. I'm sorry, they don't do that. That would show low market penetration and slow sales. Just months away from the start of the fourth year on the market and Sony still doesn't feel confident enough to show the sales numbers. But I guess if I knew "up 340% translated into a few thousand copies, I'd be pretty scared to show them too. Get over it Sony, Blu-ray is a niche product. Mainly being bought by Videophiles(who usually have the extra cash so they don't care that it will Laserdisc) and people being fooled by Sony's hype(those that don't realize the format will Laserdisc and be pulled and no longer supported). The general public doesn't buy Blu-ray and never will.
*facepalm* So that's why nearly every new movie that is finally coming out to buy is now "on DVD and Blu-Ray high def"? I'm pretty sure the DVD's reign came to start with that, Blu-Ray can only follow.
I disagree with what you posted. Blu-ray is not a niche product. The facts don't seem to back that statement up. According to Digital Entertainment Group (DEG) Year-end for '08 Blu-ray players installed base was 10.7 million, 3 million players sold in the 4th quater alone. Standalone players sales in the format's first two years: Blu-ray 2.5 million vs. DVD 1.2 million U.S Blu-ray market '08: $750 million '07: $270 million According to Redhill Group U.S Blu-ray discs sold '08: 24.09 million '07: 5.67 million Granted, I got this info from Playstation: The Official Magazine, but they did show their sources for the info.
HDTV isn't a "fad", and neither is what will fully harness its awesomeness (Blu-Ray).
Another HD-DVD supporter...? hahaha More unsubstaniated jargon and FUD? Where's your links to back up your statements?
Why do you sound so bitter? Why do you think it's a niche product? Why don't you think that people upgrading to HDTV's wont buy blu-ray in greater numbers once prices get lower? What's their HD alternative? HDDVD?
Blu-ray only grabbed 750 million dollars of a 23 billion dollar market in 2008: http://www.variety.com/arti... which is ONLY slightly better than 3 percent!
Dude iono about Blu ray being a Ninche product but i am confident that blu ray will be successful as DVD was successful for Sony and their PS2. Heck, even its adoption rate is much faster compared to when DVD entered the market. http://www.dvd-recordable.o... Plus The announced 400gb blu ray disc by Pioneer can be played by current blu ray players including the PS3 by updating it. http://www.about-electronic... If thats not future support for blu ray then i don't know what is. So to say that blu ray is a niche product is wrong as the adoption rate is moving more faster than DVD, Studios support it (reason why Blu ray won), and it delivers what consumers want especially those with HDTVs, High Definition Movies, both the Video and Audio being at its highest quality such as 1080p/720p and 7.1/5.1 Surround Sound. I'm sure general public will eventually welcome blu ray as they did with dvd. And You know whats more nonsense? HD DVD
I love BD, just drive those disc prices down a bit more and get me my Watchmen DC, LotR EE, and Star Wars sets!
DVD is shrinking. Can't wait for LOTR BR.
Uuuuuuum no. Don't lie dude.
It's called living in denial. Actually I think some people are pulling a "Dorothy". Closing their eyes and clicking their heels and believing they've been to another place.
Popcorn Hour baby!
Well its about time we woke up and smelled what the ps3 is cooking. ps3 ftw from day 1 it was a deal at 599. for the 60gig and i purchased it right away , and waited for the titles and Sony to start gaining momentum , see Sony takes their time with their products because they do it once and they do it right, Now that the first party games look awesome look for the third party games to pick it up a notch . Sony is not like their competition wear they either buy their way into market share or refresh previous gimmicks ie nintendo and Microsoft. Sony builds on quality and it eventually shows you just have to be patient the first two years of each consoles cycle, ps1 to ps2 to ps3. you notice that the ps1 and ps2 didn't really pick up until the 2nd and 3rd year of the cycle. oh how quickly we forget and want to dethrone the king. I said it before and i will say it again this time next year we will see the ps3 challenging and eventually surpassing the wii in total sales world wide ,and this will be a lesson to all that doubted Sony this generation to never doubt them again .
When it comes to buying Blu-ray movies Amazon is the place to go. Just recently got Iron Man and the Pirates of the Carribean trilogy brand new for cheap. They always have deals like buy 2 get 1 free.
i just bought a blu ray yesterday, and with that decision came another, to not get a ps3, it was one or the other, and seeing as i bought a dsi also, another console can wait, my beastly pc can tie me over till ps4, sad that i won't be playing ff13....
goooooooooooooooooooooooo BR!!! still i dont have money, wallet is crysis these days.. o yeah, i didnt remember, i dont have a wallet anymore, i sold it too :P
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