Hollywood studios back PS3, Blu-ray
- Posted November 1st, 2007 at 12:44 EDT by
- 24 Comments
Unlike the console war where diversity and competition is obligatory to promote creativeness and quality, the high definition format war takes a different approach.
No matter how one may view it, 5 years from now, people cannot still be forced into the question of which to follow, Blu-ray or HD DVD. Eventually there has to be a victor.
However, that conclusion appears to have been already decided by some, as many major movie studios begins to speak out about the current format war and how Blu-ray will eventually triumph over the competition.
"PS3 is an incredible gaming platform that just happens to be a really great Blu-ray player, too ... Interestingly, there is a lot of crossover between the early adopter, the PlayStation 3 purchaser and the products that are being released early in Blu-ray's life cycle. A lot of the more male-oriented titles that we're releasing, the sales numbers indicate they're being played on PS3s”, said 20th Century Fox’s VP, Steve Feldstein.
Additionally, Ron Schwartz, Vice President for Lionsgate Home Entertainment commented: "I think PS3 is going to be a gift people are going to be giving this Christmas ... The great thing about PS3 is that it's a multipurpose media device that can play in the living room without the purchase of any additional components."
That comment alone proves the fact that minus videogames, the PlayStation 3 is already a state of the art home entertainment device, and that is without the support of videogames. Walt Disney Studios’ Gordon Ho also added:
"High definition on PS3 is really pretty simple ... If you're going to hook up your PS3, take advantage of the movie capabilities."
Beyond that Gordon Ho went on to say that movie studios in support of Blu-ray need to invest more time in educating their consumers about the PlayStation 3’s movie format. Meaning, simply, that they need to portray the PS3 not as a videogame console that just happens to play Blu-ray, but a well-rounded home entertainment device that can play Blu-ray as well as videogames laterally.
So there you have it, the movie industry is taking note to the PlayStation 3’s power to handle Blu-ray enough to be seen as a core player itself. Most people who has been following the PS3 already knew this, but now its time for movie studios and even Sony themselves to step up to the plate and market the PS3 the way it should be marketed so that it can reach that Blu-ray audience.
- 8:49am EDT - November 1st, 2007
are you kidding me......everyone already knows those studios are exclusive blu-ray supporters....saying the highest quality, cheapest blu-ray player on the market that has pushed their product into the homes of millions is a great home entertainment device is common sense. what else are they going to say? this is the most unnecessary article i have ever read.
- 8:50am EDT - November 1st, 2007
Sounds pretty good for Sony, crappy for Toshiba (HD-DVD creators)
- 9:04am EDT - November 1st, 2007
yeah i agree with davin_g, I knew this from day one but, its time sony marketing steps it up a bit and makes sure that everyone knows that the PS3 is a great multi media device.
- 9:26am EDT - November 1st, 2007
true, we all knew this, but there are still a lot of uneducated people out there.
- 9:34am EDT - November 1st, 2007
psn id: gingo.. i'm glad hollywood have common sense but how good a name is that? Gordon Ho... lol
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- 9:41am EDT - November 1st, 2007
Universal needs to get its act together and get on board man
- 9:52am EDT - November 1st, 2007
''Blu-ray kicks ass, it even looks better on my standard def tv'' - me. , when sony sent me james bond on bly ray. Yeah, this is an unneccesary artical. Thanks Mr. Jackson. Or should i say ''uncle bad touch.''
- 9:53am EDT - November 1st, 2007
It's good to see those studios being more vocal. The PS3 and blu-ray needs all the good press it can get.
- 11:00am EDT - November 1st, 2007
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- 11:22am EDT - November 1st, 2007
@Killguru I wouldn't necessarily point this guy out on the article. It seems like many of the PSU editors are doing this stuff (creating pointless articles)
- 12:43pm EDT - November 1st, 2007
This is just a smack in the face for HD-DVD players and the few who actually support that format. In The Face.
- 12:49pm EDT - November 1st, 2007
Sony and its creators are geniuses. PS3 is King.
- 12:58pm EDT - November 1st, 2007
Sounds good for Blu-Ray! Hope sony gets something out of it! Well of course sony is but they should like do some more to get blu-ray on the charts!
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- 2:00pm EDT - November 1st, 2007
NBC, Universal, Paramount, Dreamworks and Dimension are all exclusive HD-DVD supporters. I don't think it's anywhere near safe to say that Blu-Ray has won this one yet. I think the
- 2:40pm EDT - November 1st, 2007
I'm glad but I hope Sony pushes full support for gaming as that is what I originally got it for...But I still love to advertise it as a blu ray player and get all the people we can.
- 3:13pm EDT - November 1st, 2007
20TH CENTURY FOX
YES AND THE WINNER IS BLURAY
- 3:44pm EDT - November 1st, 2007
well HD DVD is not going to die anytime soon
sony have to bring BD players at lower price or we will see mr.betamax 2 and this is serious no fud or anti crap stuff
- 4:46pm EDT - November 1st, 2007
Well thats cool - but I wont be happy until Universal get on the band wagon.. cause damn there are a lot of good movies from that studio (eg. Bourne films) and at the moment it doesnt sound like they're budging.
- 5:08pm EDT - November 1st, 2007
I want my two minutes back that I wasted reading this article.
- 5:16pm EDT - November 1st, 2007
This can only help Sony and Blu-Ray end the HD movie format war sooner. Disney is already advertizing Blu-Ray and the PS3 as a matched pair. Time for Sony Electronics Division step up to the plate and follow Disney's lead!
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