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post #31 of 89
Honestly I have maybe 6 blu rays in my collection. Everyone I know who has a PS3 has 0 to 1 blu rays. I go on PSN and everyone is using netflix. Myself I have my sources and my TV is connected to my computer. Face it, blu ray will never be as relevant or as big as DVD. There are really only a few who can appreciate the quality it brings, personally I only buy blu-rays that I really like and think are worth buying, so far that has only been about 6 or so.

The last big home media purchase for me was the box set for Farscape on DVD. Really DVD is still pretty good quality and for the majority of older TV content it really is pointless to put it on blu ray.
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post #32 of 89
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Originally Posted by DizturbedOne View Post
The Wii has died.

It is the cheapest console, so all the kids get it for B-days and Christmas... Decent hardware sales in the beginning. But they sell NO software (cause it has none)
Ninento has sold 30 million more units than either Sony or MS.
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post #33 of 89
Meh, everything is going to be streamed in the next few years anyway (except for the poor fellows who have ISP's with bandwidth caps; sorry Canada). IIRC The Wii has Netflix, the Wii U will probably too.
post #34 of 89
I hate to say it, but I see more and more companies jumping to cloud computing on a daily basis. Trust me, there will be major outages with cloud just as there are now.

We will slow down before we speed up.

The console wars will be one of the first to take a hit. Their engineers are not on the same level as PC engineers as far as adapting to new strikes. I've seen it first hand.
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Did we expect it to?
    
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HD-DVD?

Lol
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post #37 of 89
I couldn't care less about DVD and I have tons of Blu-ray players.

The reason I care about this..

Is because Nintendo is only doing this to gain more money, because a peripheral disk-system can't be easily hacked/copied.

So again, Nintendo is being greedy as heck and no one seems to care.
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post #38 of 89
Netflix looks like hot garbage next to blu ray or even Vudu streaming HD. I can see why Nintendo is doing this to keep what looks to be a pricy console somewhat cheaper, but blu ray playback would be a nice selling point.

Hell, the only reason my PS3 was bought and the only reason it's turned on now is because it was the best media player on the market for a long time. I would have considered chucking it for a Wii U but I guess not now. I'm not exactly N's target market so I guess this makes sense.


To whoever said Netflix>blu ray....lol at you. It might not matter on your 32" Vizio, but my plasma begs to differ.
post #39 of 89
Ps3 is such a great value for money from start. People just don't get it.
post #40 of 89
and...
if it has all the features that the Wii did (youtube, interwebz, hulu, netflix) then i dont really care.
who buys DVDs nowadays anyway? every1 uses digital distribution or they 'acquire' it by other means.

but no bluray? not nice!
bluray still looks better than netflix so far. they gotta work on their HD stuff.
    
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