PlayStation 3 sales to be boosted by Blu-ray victory?

By Justin Mann on February 25, 2008, 7:34 PM
With Sony's victory in the HD format war over Toshiba, there seems to be a break in the clouds for the PS3. It has been speculated for a while that sales of the PS3 may have been affected by the drama and uncertainty surrounding the two competing formats, so now with only Blu-ray in the spotlight those fears might be dispelled. That's what Yahoo Games is saying, with their assertion that the troubled start of the PS3 will be alleviated from now on.

Regardless of what analysts have to say, it's a fact the PS3 has been doing considerably better since the end of last year, though that can't all be attributed to Blu-ray. An improved game selection definitely plays a part, and there are other factors to consider such as the total value of hardware sold.

At the other side of the camp, it was just last week that Microsoft claimed that the orphaning of HD DVD won't have an impact on the 360 sales. We are merely speculating at this point that a Blu-ray add-on for the Xbox 360 is imminent.

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icye said:
I think Microsoft needs to seriously do some hardware enhancements such as to upgrade the hard drive capicity, drum up more interest from game developers to create X-box 360 exclusive titles, and a good marketing campaign. If not, the X-box 360 will be left in the dust by the ps3.
windmill007 said:
Yes I love my ps3 and what it can do. I love the fact I can easy replace the hard drive with a larger one and that the firmware updates will alow me to stay up to date and that the ps3 will be profile 2 compatable. It is one of the few blu-ray players that are firmware upgradable to the new and up comming standard.
canadian said:
I am probably going tp get a PS3 at somepoint now.
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