Originally Posted by Bitemarks and bloodstains
I love how this guy doesn't even realize that Sony isn't the only company in the Blu-ray Disc Association.
The are 18 companies:
Dolby Laboratories Inc.
Royal Philips Electronics
20th Century Fox
Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group
Warner Bros. Entertainment
So lets take his upper estimate of $3 and see how much each company will make in royalties. 16.66666c per console.
That would be under the assumption that each Alliance member gets an equal share of the licensing/royalty fees. Although its not clear exactly how ownership of the BluRay IP is split, a CNET article
said that the top four holders are Sony, Panasonic, Warner, and Pioneer. This would allow us to at least say for certain that the fees are not to be split equally given ownership is not equal.