Originally Posted by PC Gaming Freak
I'm sure they will be hoping for this to. But if they wanted to worry just about the DVD market they would of made it just a Blue-ray player and nothing else, so they have to plan to make some games.
not exactly, cause people aren't just going to rush out and buy a new blueray, to replace their dvd players, for no reason, particularly when most their movies are still DVD.
I think Sony is very invested in blueray, moreso than perhaps even the PS3. (don't know what their development costs have been, but I know it's lots).
But with a new console, they already have hardware to sell. You can ensure that every one of those people who buy a PS3 are going to be pulling for blueray, whereas those that don't won't really care either way if it is blueray or hd-dvd.
ANd I think the market (read: future movies choosing to be made in blueray or HD) will react not to which is selling more players, but by which actual disk sells quicker. I think Sony is hoping that an early surge in actual Blueray players will result in an early surge in people buying the few blueray movies. The more that are bought, the more future movies that will pick that format, and the snowball grows.
Still, the 600 pricetag is too much to me, considering they didn't get enough games at release. Just 1 more headline game and I would say people would be buying those things out still, but with only 1 big ticket game, it's a 600 DVD player for a few months.
agreed with the person asking what Xbox selling rates were for their release though. Cause comparing a 1 year head start isn't even close to fair. Additionally, saying the Wii is doing better than the PS3 isn't quite fair, cause up till this week, 100% of the available ps3's have sold and 100% of the Wii's have sold. Just cause it looks like 2.5x more Wii's have shipped thus far, that's the only reason 2.5x more have sold.
Give both systems 2 months and I bet that the PS3 numbers will start overtaking the Wii, particularly once better PS3 titles start to look really good next to Zelda and Wii Sports.