Movie studios will decide PS3's fate- Pachter

Gaming analyst Michael Pachter has said in his annual industry report that he expects "the ultimate outcome of the console wars to be decided by the motion picture studios. Should the studios embrace Sony's Blu-ray standard for high definition DVDs, we think Sony will gain an insurmountable advantage over Microsoft; should the studios embrace Sony rival Toshiba's HD-DVD format, we think that Microsoft can maintain its first mover advantage and will dominate software sales for years to come."

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kewlkat0074233d ago (Edited 4233d ago )

Wait to be seen, how these formats are conceived. I know some people already think its over.

-Will the Trojan/Rootkit of a Blue-Ray backfire?
-Will Toshiba give up?

One thing for sure, if consumers start adopting more stand alone HD players then HD-DVD will get more support from Movie Makers. Right now Sony's Ps3 is the cheapest player, bu still an expensive console.

So why would the mainstream Gamers purchase a PS3? Movies or games? yada yada yada, I know some for both.

Does having a PS3, mean your a movie buff, and will go out and buy the more expensive format and totally erase your hard-earned 8 years or so DVD Collection? Probably not. Will it still help SONY yes.

If you go out and purchase a Stand Alone HD player, then we know your purchase is directly related to Movies, and you'll probably buy titles.

I don't care so much for the numbers now, will wait to watch this thing play out. Big money at stake for both Toshiba and Sony.(Well a lot more at stake for Sony)

omansteveo4233d ago

This is the studios and not games decide the fate of Sony's box thats crap

SIX4233d ago

As though this format war has over shadowed the fact that the PS3 is actually a really good gaming machine.

SmokeyMcBear4233d ago

*****Breaking News*****

This just in.. largest movie studio, universal, rumored to be breaking exclusivity with HD DVD and releasing movies onto bluray format...

Everyone Panic

nix4233d ago

or is that really true?

SmokeyMcBear4233d ago

ha nix.. yeah its true.. theres another thread about it.. i was kinda just posting it here as a joke.. but yea its true.. albeit a rumor, but still juicy nonetheless

Black Republican4233d ago

I don't think this is true at all.

If blu-ray fails does that mean PS3 will fail -> i don't think so
If blu-ray wins does that mean PS3 wins this gen - i don't think so

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