Sony's Blu-ray Surpassing All Expectations RRS feed

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  • The Xbox360 add-on drive for playing HD-DVDs released last year sounded promising. Especially because nobody would even touch Sony's Blu-ray player due to an incredibly high price. Analysts and studio executives have tried to guess in which direction each of the two technologies was going and whether Microsoft or Sony would finally win the battle. Because their HD-DVD and respectively Blu-ray technologies involved the company's consoles considerably (the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation3), it wasn't sure who would reach the finish line ahead. Even though Microsoft's machine was doing good, being launched earlier and all, Sony also had and still has hopefully, a very good reputation among gamers, that would later help sell Blu-ray technology (console and Blu-ray players).

    Recent reports show that retailers have considerably dropped the price for Microsoft's additional HD-DVD drive for the Xbox 360. Kotaku suggest a rumor saying that Wal-Mart is completely ignoring the original retail price for the drive, first set at $199.99, and is now almost giving it away for free at a mere $130. Wow! $70 less, what the hell is happening? Are they afraid they'll get stuck with them over there at Wal-Mart?
    Thursday, March 22, 2007 12:29 PM


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  • did u read?
    Thursday, March 22, 2007 12:29 PM
  • i Guess.. they are sort of scared ... well if the price has come down surely... the sales will move up... thats their ultimate goal... they don't bother much ... how they ..gain.. they think on how much they gain....
    Saturday, March 24, 2007 7:48 PM
  • The blu-ray technology is way ahead of hd-dvd but its costly too at this moment... what the industry is trying to study is that do they need to that extra feature.. watz the feasibility of the extra feature.. because they are fine with the hd-dvd rite now.. but if blu-ray finds a better place there will be no time in switching to it and bye bye to hd-dvd... looks like either wal-mart has interpreted the future or microsoft has reduced the price... both ways, lets see wat holds the future....
    Sunday, March 25, 2007 4:20 AM