NO bluray for xbox 360!!!!

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by anim8or, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. anim8or macrumors 65816

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  2. gkarris macrumors 604

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    XB360's are selling as game consoles. It won't miss HD DVD or Blu-ray. Why would Sony, which Blu-ray is really the main advantage of that system, let MS start selling Blu-ray drives to compete?

    I do love my PS3 Blu-ray Movie Player, errr, Gaming Console... :eek:
     
  3. anim8or thread starter macrumors 65816

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    LOL!

    For me the appeal of the xbox was the fact that i could wait by the sidelines until the format war was over (wuss :p) then simple buy my xbox HD add on....
    ...that dream seems to be over!

    I think its Microsoft that are making this decision as Sony would rake in the cash in licensing out the bluray technology....

    ..hopefully some nice company will make an xbox compatible bluray add on.
     
  4. sikkinixx macrumors 68020

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    didn't Aaron Greenberg (or whatever his name is:confused::eek:) smash this rumor a few weeks ago?

    Ah well, tee 360 is too loud as movie player anyway... well my first gen one is.
     
  5. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Interesting that Microsoft may introduce their own HD format. But what will they do when the size of the games becomes greater than the size of the DVD the 360 uses?
     
  6. Vidd macrumors 6502a

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    Does the XBOX 360 not offer HD video downloads anyway?
    I'd rather have HD VOD.
     
  7. chadrob30 macrumors 6502

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    Sony and Microsoft are both introducing new consoles in the next year to two years that will be utilize downloads, instead of physical media.

    http://www.smarthouse.com.au/Gaming/Industry/U9C2F7B5
     
  8. iBookG4 FTW macrumors member

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    I don't know, that seems a little too early.
     
  9. RichL macrumors 6502

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    I'm confused. So, are they going to release a new console that will virtually be the same thing just new marketplace/maybe new Hard Drives? Or are they both releasing a new system i.e xbox 540...720..1080/PS4? I'll be pretty pissed if it's brand new but it's pretty doubtful that it could be...

    -Rich L.
     
  10. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    ^ No basically its the next next gen console.

    After all the xbox only had a 4 year lifespan, so in that theory 360's successor should hit by the end of 2009 / early 2010
    :)
     
  11. sikkinixx macrumors 68020

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    can you imagine? :rolleyes: Jesus, they have only been makin truly quality games for a year and bit and already we will get to go to 'first-gen' games again... argh.
     
  12. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    ^ I know...... scary isn't it. :D


    Whats even scarier is saps like us who will be buying it yet agsin ;)
     
  13. sikkinixx macrumors 68020

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    NO I WON'T!





    yes I will *siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh*
     
  14. psychofreak Retired

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    The XBOX had a short lifespan as the PS3 was expected to hit the market much sooner than it did. The 361 (or whatever it will be called) will come around 2012 I guess, now MS are in the market enough that they will feel they can languish.
     
  15. cycocelica macrumors 68000

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    Microsoft will be focusing on HD movie downloads. No need to pay for an expensive add-on.
     
  16. benlangdon macrumors 65832

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    well a hd player cannot read blueray or vise versa or ever could.

    one uses a blue laser, one uses a red one.
    i do not see what is wrong
     
  17. cbrain macrumors 65816

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    Just been on Wikipedia and it said that HD DVD does use a blue laser.
     
  18. benlangdon macrumors 65832

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    hmmm
    learn something everyday.
    what is the difference in the way it is written?
    i would look by its nighty time.:D
     
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    PS3 load times are generally bad alright, hence the amount of games that bung 3-5 gig on your hard drive have increased exponentially. So much so that my 40gb PS3 is full and my 60gb near enough too.... :rolleyes:
     
  21. intoxicated662 macrumors regular

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    If you keep away from games like devil may cry 4 which require a few gigs (4-5 gb) for storage then your ps3 should be good to go. Unless you add music, movies and lots of other stuff then it will gradually decrease of course.
     
  22. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    Honestly it does not bother me. You had to buy the HD-player as an add on any how so what does it matter.

    The "new formate" is what I call the writer trying to bash M$. Instead M$ is just going the way of downloading HD content. It would be like calling the iTunes moves a "New formate" for HD because it is not Blu ray or HD-DVD
     
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    Man, that's a drag for my friend who saved up for 2 years to get a 360. :(
     
  24. bradbowl macrumors member

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    Figures that Microsoft would take this approach. The are probably poor losers in betting on HD DVD. I personally like the PS3 as a blu ray player. I know a couple of friends who bought a PS3 for being a blu ray player and they rarely play any games on it.
     
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    I'll probably be doing the same.
     

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