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  • #5320

    Anonymous

    This is the worst thing about the next gen. The fact that one of the XBOX 360 or the PS3 is going to bomb dramatically and the reason won’t even be about games available on the system. Looks like most of the major hollywood movie studios are backing Sony’s Blu ray. So right off the bat just as long as Blu Ray movies succeed and replace DVDs then the PS3 is going to sell well. I think that is gauranteed, this leaves the 360 owners in a bit of a predicament.

    But regardless anyway as a gamer, ill be going for the Wii. It looks orgasmic…

    Edit: Ok maybe the 360 wont bomb dramatically since its already been so successful, but if blu ray succeeds, then thats a major plus for owning the PS3

  • #31655

    Anonymous
  • #31656

    Anonymous

    You could always look at it from the opposite point of view, the success of the console could determine the success of the format. [/quote:24de8a53b7]

    Very true, i suppose. In which case Sony could be after losing out already…

    Sur UMD movie’s are after totally bombing but that doesnt mean the PSP isnt selling well either. Id say their happy enough with its performance so far considering Nintendo are the daddies of portable gaming…

  • #31657

    Anonymous
  • #31658

    Anonymous

    Why do we need another format in the first place? Whats wrong with DVD’s?

  • #31659

    Anonymous

    apparently their too small :) To be honest id say there introducing the new formats cos sales of dvds have slacked off recently. Theres nothing like introducing a new format to make megabucks for the manufacturers and hollywood studios…

  • #31661

    Anonymous

    The fact that one of the XBOX 360 or the PS3 is going to bomb dramatically and the reason won’t even be about games available on the system. [/quote:f37dfe62ee]

    Another point there. They won’t succeed due to the games cos from what i can make out their going to have pretty much the same line up anyway… apart from the odd exclusive like MGS or Halo, even GTA isnt exclusive anymore…

  • #31662

    Anonymous

    Yeah, but whats the reason sales have slacked off? People are legally or otherwise downloading stuff. Open an digital format movie store, Duh!! A DVD quality video is all the mosthome users needs anyway. As for games, what game develoepr has yet filled a DVD?

  • #31663

    Anonymous

    Yeah, but whats the reason sales have slacked off? People are legally or otherwise downloading stuff. Open an digital format movie store, Duh!! A DVD quality video is all the mosthome users needs anyway. As for games, what game develoepr has yet filled a DVD?[/quote:5fc3814ec4]

    Theres not supposed to be much of a difference between movies in DVD and the new formats anyway. But id imagine that the games on the new consoles would have no problem filling up DVDs with all the extra art content they need. I dunno though… im no expert on next gen consoles!!

  • #31666

    Anonymous

    i just not convinced that the market is ready for either HD-DVD or Blu-ray. There was a huge difference between the vhs and dvd, thats why people up graded it, but unless you have a HD TV which most people have not in europe (i don’t know anyone with a HD tv, but I know 3-4 xbox 360 owners), and its going to be a good couple of year be fore a good % of the market does, why get HD-DVD or Blu-ray if it is no difference to you.

    the timeing for the PS2/DVD was perfect, but i think its just a little bit early for a next gen of DVD just yet.

    I don’t think that HD-DVD/Blu-ray will really come an issue untill another 2-3 years down the line.

    edt:
    Sony throws party for Vaios, fakes Blu-ray demo

    Who’d you think you were fooling, Sony? You go throw some big huge party celebrating the 10 year birthday of the Vaio and the launch of the Vaio UX Micro PC and your new flagship Blu-ray playing AR series 17-inch powerhouse laptop, replete with demo of early Blu-ray title House of Flying Daggers. And then you get done caught red-handed by a meddling reporter who discovered the Blu-ray playback is actually coming straight off a typical, normal old DVD+R. It’s a sham, Sony, the whole thing’s a sham! How are you gonna make a case for your laptop — let alone Blu-ray as a format — now that you tried to pawn off a DVD as a Blu-ray tech demo to a room full of industry professionals? We hope at least it was playing back a high def trailer, or something; now go to your room, you’re gonna have some serious alone time, little mister.[/quote:664fb06178]

    if sony thinks they can pan of a DVD-r as Blu-ray, can there really be much of a difference? (could you imagine doing the same with a VHS and DVD)

  • #31679

    Anonymous

    I agree, its far too early for the introduction of a completly new format especially one that requires another rather significant investment in the form of a HD compliant TV in order to get the best out of it. On the other hand, if either the PS3 or XBox360 really take off they will be sowing the seeds for the proper take off of the format in the years to come.

    However I don’t agree with the format being the console killer at all. As I said above it will be the success of one of the consoles which will determine in part the success of the new formats imho.

  • #31683

    Anonymous

    I don’t see how the 360 will have any significant effect on the outcome of the next gen media format, as peter said the 360 solutions is merely a hack, not to mention that peripherals for games consoles are rarely well received.

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