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Blu-ray sales growing, PS3 getting interactivity update


Blu-ray is, once again, dominating over HD DVD. One film in particular - the new record holder for highest selling dual format HD movie - was recognized as being a huge boon for the format. 300 on Blu-Ray outsold its HD-DVD counterpart by a ratio of 2:1. Total sales now exceed 400,000 across both platforms. 300, in particular, resonated quite well with the PS3 demographic.

PS3 will also receive a firmware update in the future which will "boost its Blu-ray interactivity functionality." Hi-Def Digest thinks it might be be an upgrade which allows the PS3 to support Blu-Ray Profile Spec 1.1. Currently, many Blu-ray discs are crippled by the lack of Java interactivity. A simple firmware update should make Blu-ray even more competitive and give it access to high definition content that's been exclusive on HD DVD.

[Via N4G]

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1. Awsome! I'm loving the Bluray capabilities of the PS3. ;D now if they could reincarnate SACD, into Bluray CD or somthing? I want the Hi-Fi music goodness, lol.

Posted at 11:41AM on Oct 12th 2007 by DOmeN

2. Great news for us Blu-Ray fans. HD-DVD doesn't have much time left.

Posted at 11:51AM on Oct 12th 2007 by Xiru

3. Yeah.. but.. but.. Transformers!

Posted at 11:55AM on Oct 12th 2007 by Ithilis

4. The 40GB PS3 will definitely help ensure Blu Ray wins the format war.

I still don't get why they don't count the PS3 as a stand alone player, since it is standalone, unlike the 360's HD-DVD drive addon that can't operate by itself.

Posted at 11:58AM on Oct 12th 2007 by ruibing

5. Am I the only one who doesn't care about Blu-ray's Java interactivity? As long as I can watch the movie and deleted scenes in thier 1080p glory I'm happy.

Posted at 12:36PM on Oct 12th 2007 by Noah

6. prob has to do with the ps3 system update by the end of the month to 2.0, that will help :)

Posted at 12:43PM on Oct 12th 2007 by phillip

7. Dear Vinny, your post was for stand alone players. This post is for disc sales.

Posted at 12:49PM on Oct 12th 2007 by Supafuzz

8. @7

I hate to burst your attempt at derailing this article. That article you linked to is dealing with stand alone player sales(which does not include PS3 sales). In terms of software which this artcle is discussing the ratio is 2:1 in blu-rays favor. So thanks for shopping here and please come again.

Posted at 12:53PM on Oct 12th 2007 by RTYPE1124

9. Plus the reason why HD-DVD thinks its "winning", is because they don't count PS3 as Blu-Ray players. The reason why this does matter is disc sales, where Blu-Ray trounces HD-DVD. In Europe HD-DVD fares even worse: Blu-Ray has 80% of the market here. Same thing in Japan. The US is the only place where HD-DVD still matters and even there it's on the losing side....

Posted at 12:54PM on Oct 12th 2007 by ymmv

10. @7
The title of the article itself is considered FUD. It should be "HD-DVD claims to be beating Blu Ray", not a matter of fact. Obviously, HD-DVD supporters don't count PS3 since HD-DVD has been shown to lose 2:1 to Blu Ray, so if you count PS3 they are losing in terms of hardware sales as well.

I really am getting tired of propaganda titles for articles. This one is pretty accurate in that Blu Ray sales is growing and PS3 is getting some more updates in that area. On Gametab.com, I see so much titles like "Is Sony really desperate?" or "HD DVD beating Blu Ray". If that isn't FUD, then I don't know what is.

Posted at 12:57PM on Oct 12th 2007 by ruibing

11. Yeah HD players are winning as long as you don't include the largest BD player, the PS3. I would also have the fastest car in the NHRA top fuel class as long as you don't include dragsters! lol

Posted at 12:58PM on Oct 12th 2007 by wonway01

12. @9: Dam it you beat me to the punch... lol

@7: Like #9 already mentioned thats stand-alone players only and does NOT include the PS3 in those numbers at all. Thats the ONLY WAY HD-DUD can tell THEMSELVES they are winning... it makes them feel good and confuses the general public. If the PS3 were included in those numbers than blu-ray is still killing them even tho the HD market is so small and DVD is killing both. Until one throws in the towel(lookin at you DUD) niether one may ever succeed and it hurts everyone who want a hard-disc HD format (f**k downloads)...

Posted at 1:00PM on Oct 12th 2007 by never$$hort

13. This just in, Pepsi declares that soda is consumed worldwide even more than soda, with 53%* of the market share.



*this data does not include water consumed from faucets.

Posted at 1:12PM on Oct 12th 2007 by Wonderflex

14. I hope this is good. To be honest, after seeing an HD-DVD over Blu-Ray, I like the interactivity and interface of HD-DVD far better. Seems like on my Blu-Ray, the menu is a still image with all the features on one screen. But HD-DVD has transparent overlay menus while the movie is playing and picture and picture commentary and makings of. I really perfer HD-DVD as far as movies go.

This opinion has nothing to do with my opinion of PS3 vs 360. I like my PS3... but dang... Blu-Ray movies are kinda dull by comparison as far as features go.

Posted at 1:23PM on Oct 12th 2007 by comtar

15. instead of being a PS3 fan how about being a gamer fan instead h ow do you know we dont have 360s.

Posted at 1:27PM on Oct 12th 2007 by MYPS3KilledMy360

16. who in there right mind would by a standalone blu ray player when the PS3 can best all of them, upscale, surf the web, keep track of friends that own a PS3, and can download trailers, and other content for almost the same PRICE! All in one package for a nice price. so people should stop bitchina moaning go buy a wii if you want lesser graphics and tacked on controls that are annoying . SONY better learn from LAIR and allow you to use the analog stick if you dont like the default controls.

Posted at 1:27PM on Oct 12th 2007 by MYPS3KilledMy360

17. Will this let me change camera angles in NIN: Beside You In Time without having to buy the remote?

Posted at 1:35PM on Oct 12th 2007 by John

18. @ 11, they must be FOX News viewers to make headlines like that...

Posted at 1:45PM on Oct 12th 2007 by Brian Spence

19. Lol at the propaganda...

ps3fanboy indeed...

I swear just when I think sony fanboys couldn't delude themselves any further you guys manager to surprise me...

And Transformers will be looking so pretty in my HD DVD player when it comes out...

Posted at 2:16PM on Oct 12th 2007 by TheForceUnleased08

20. TheForceUnleased08 (20) and Vinny (7), do you both just come here to abuse the readers? Looking at your profiles it seems you both have a strong hatred for Sony and the PS3 so perhaps PS3Fanboy isn't the site for you.

Taking a quick look at your profiles I notice that despite Vinny posting that he wanted the PS3 to "go down in flames" he has posted 14 times on PS3Fanboy versus only 8 on Xbox360Fanboy. TheForceUnleased08 has only ever posted on PS3Fanboy and unsurprisingly all of his posts have been negative.

I must say I find your need to attack owners of other consoles rather disturbing. Why do you put so much effort into trying to cause arguments and upset people? Where you abused as children and now you’re taking out your repressed anger on PS3 owners?

Posted at 2:31PM on Oct 12th 2007 by Charles

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