EGTV: Midway boss backs Blu-ray

With Sony continuing to come under fire from critics over its Blu-ray strategy, the Japanese giant's next-generation DVD technology has received a boost from Midway boss David Zucker.

Speaking exclusively to Eurogamer TV, in an interview broadcast today, the US publisher's CEO and president dismissed fears that PS3's Blu-ray-inflated price tag is a significant issue, while predicting that success for Sony's next-gen console will provide a major leg-up for the new DVD format in its war with Toshiba's rival HD-DVD standard.

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richie007bond5793d ago

Sony is sqeezing this guys balls.beta rays doomed its one of the many reasons why the pszero is be delayed not to mention the cell and its nightmare manafacturing process,sony have had to downgrade the speed of the cell to 2.8 instead of the hyped up bull of 3.2,its not looking good for fony and thier ps nothing

specialguest5793d ago

wow, it's amazing how people take rumors to be the absolute truth and run with it.

Sony has not downgrade their cell chip from 3.2 to 2.8ghz. here is the direct response to that silly rumor:

"Developers have been working with PS3 dev kits for anywhere between eight and 12 months, and to suggest that we'd now take the decision to downgrade the hardware at such a late stage, is, well, ridiculous," said Fargher.

click on anyone of these links on google: for your source.

get your facts straight bub.

andy capps5793d ago

Does theMART have a new screenname? Agree with special guest.

mikeeno75793d ago

I hate Sony, but get your facts right. If the cell had absolute nightmare manufacturing, they wouldn't bother manufacturing it. Correct?
Also, Blu-Ray is unproven, not doomed. Yes Sony have failed miserably in past attempts to create new formats (Betamax etc)but alot of movie companies have backed it and (i say this bitterly) will help the format if it is included in the PS3. So, we both hate Sony, that's good, but you can't deny it has support when compared to HD-DVD supporters of Microsoft, NEC, Sanyo and Warner Bros (which supports blu-ray too). Don't believe rumors.

andy capps5793d ago

I don't hate Sony but you also have to take into account that Apple and Dell are also supporters of Blu-Ray. Dell is the largest computer manufacturer in the world, thus their partnership is huge. Apple will help as well, even though their market share is pretty small.


you forget that sony have so little blu ray diodes that they are refusing to supply the other companies untill they have the all the PS3 launch units produced.

Not making dell, samsung and apple happy.

DG5793d ago

Apple has a %5 market share worldwide but that includes businesses If you look at the personal/home market they are anywhere from %25-35 and dell damn thats most of the home users. About the diodes its not that they are becoming extinct its just that they have not ramped up production yet.


isn't that ken kuturagi's hand up his ass at the bottom of the photo? that guy can throw quite the puppet show!

kingboy5793d ago

that`s what they don`t put into acount..when it involves anything bluray they just see only sony alone forgeting the other companies behind it


blu ray delayed again, samsung
blu ray delayed again, sony


they don't have enough parts!

PS3sux360inchWiiWii5793d ago

Just because Apple and Dell are loading it into their computers, don't prove that it is a win for the format! those PC's may end up laying dormant for all we know, even the HD-DVD ones!

Just because something is marketed by a well known company don't mean it's gauranteed success! because look at how well known Sony has been over the years and the failed formats they have attempted!

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