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    http://www.technewsworld.com/story/57972.html

    Just read this today. More games and a possible price cut will only make more people buy the PS3. At the same time, all these people will automatically have Blu-ray players in their home. Sorry, but I don't see any way HD DVD could make up ground. This holiday season will be huge as well. Both Pirates and Spidey will be exclusive Blu-ray titles while more people will buy PS3's for Christmas.

    I still laugh at how at this exact time last year, I argued with people at work over the impact the PS3 would have in this. Looks like the impact is huge despite what the HD DVD camp feeds the media.

    Sales for Blu-ray surpass HD DVD after the PS3 is released: "It has nothing to do with it. Nobody buys the PS3 for Blu-ray."

    Blockbuster announces Blu-ray support: "We hardly make any money off of rentals."

    More studio support for Blu-ray: "Yeah, but Universal has better movies than Sony, Fox, and Disney combined."
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    Sony just released a $499 Blu-Ray Player, and Panasonic has one for $549 (and it comes with some movies).

    The temptation to cash in my Circuit City rewards points and grab a Blu-Ray player is great. Must resist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unfiltered View Post
    Which has ZERO to do with the format war.
    Well I disagree. PS3=Bluray. How does that have nothing to do with the format war?

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    Quote Originally Posted by No One View Post
    Sony just released a $499 Blu-Ray Player, and Panasonic has one for $549 (and it comes with some movies).

    The temptation to cash in my Circuit City rewards points and grab a Blu-Ray player is great. Must resist.
    A PS3 is still a better value. Game console and bluray player and the potential of the Playstation Network.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NastiMarvasti View Post
    http://www.technewsworld.com/story/57972.html

    Just read this today. More games and a possible price cut will only make more people buy the PS3. At the same times, all these people will automatically have Blu-ray players in their home. Sorry, but I don't see any way HD DVD could make up ground. This holiday season will be huge as well. Both Pirates and Spidey will be exclusive Blu-ray titles while more people will buy PS3's for Christmas.

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    Sony, according to a May announcement, will release first-party PS3 titles including "Warhawk," "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune," "SOCOM: Confrontation," "Heavenly Sword," "Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction," "Folklore," "The Eye of Judgement," and "SingStar."

    The console will also benefit from the sale of some 16 exclusive titles such as "Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow," "God of War: Chains of Olympus" and "SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Tactical Strike."
    See - those three games in the 2nd paragraph are all PSP games.

    Just to let you know I am not anti-Sony. I own a PS2 and a PSP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by go View Post
    Piss poor article ...



    See - those three games in the 2nd paragraph are all PSP games.

    Just to let you know I am not anti-Sony. I own a PS2 and a PSP.
    Poor article or not, the facts are there and a lot of new games are gonna be released which will have an impact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NastiMarvasti View Post
    Poor article or not, the facts are there and a lot of new games are gonna be released which will have an impact.
    The only games that have had an audience in the first paragraph list are SOCOM and Ratchet and Clank.

    Heavenly Sword might be a silent hit though.

    I don't see a system seller in the bunch though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by go View Post
    The only games that have had an audience in the first paragraph list are SOCOM and Ratchet and Clank.

    Heavenly Sword might be a silent hit though.

    I don't see a system seller in the bunch though.
    There has also been mention of Tekken and Metal Gear Solid. Gran Turismo is also a possibility. Out of 380 titles, there will no doubt be some real good ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by go View Post
    Well I disagree. PS3=Bluray. How does that have nothing to do with the format war?
    But Mr. Playstation didn't invent Blu-ray. He was told by his boss that Blu-ray drives were going into his device. THAT'S why it has nothing to do with it.

    I will agree that a majority of Blu-ray's success has come by means of the PS3. But to say that he retired/was fired because of the PS3 is silly. It's not his fault that BR was initially so expensive to produce, hence the cost of his console growing, and in tuen, PS3 sales have lagged.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unfiltered View Post
    I will agree that a majority of Blu-ray's success has come by means of the PS3. But to say that he retired/was fired because of the PS3 is silly. It's not his fault that BR was initially so expensive to produce, hence the cost of his console growing, and in tuen, PS3 sales have lagged.
    Well, I think the entire strategy behind the PS3 was the reason he was axed. Let's face it, in the gaming market, Sony was trumped early by X-Box, and then the Wii came in and really turned the market upside down. Inferior technology, but enough gimmicks to interest the traditional non-gamers that put it in the hands of people who would normally not be into gaming in the first place.

    IMO, Sony should have advertised the PS3 as a Blu-ray player MORE. I know they probably didn't want to eat into their own Blu-ray standalone revenue, and Sony has also been very considerate of the other electronic companies to ensure that they can maintain profit margin on their systems.

    go . . . as a PSP owner, I'm surprised the PS3 doesn't peek your interest. I use remote play all the time now, taking my PSP throughout the house to stream the music and videos stored on my PS3. I understand now you can access your PS3 from ANY wireless internet connection on the planet, but I haven't tried it yet.

    Even though I was in the Blu-ray numbers, I still didn't know which way this "war" was going to end up well into this year. What turned it for me was Toshiba announcing that they had a 60/40 majority in stand alone players. Those were some shocking numbers to me, as I would have thought that HD-DVD was 80% or more in standalones versus the much more expensive Blu-ray. I've been in enough electronics stores now when I watch people shopping for next-gen titles, and I hear the questions "Why can't I buy this on HD-DVD, and why isn't this available on Blu-ray?" This is the reason why the war needs to end. ONE format will allow next-gen discs to grow. The war has been great for consumers in the fact that it's brought down the prices for players faster than even SD-DVD did. Now it's time to move on so companies can market the winning format so we can get all the studios competing for our money by releasing great movies.

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