Interesting article on UMD support waning, and in some cases dropped (Source): Okay, now my point isn't to belittle the PSP or Sony, but to draw a parallel to the strategy of Sony, Blu-Ray, and the PS3. Consider the sale of the PSP (15 million units shipped by the end of 2005) and the "forced adoption" of the UMD format. Large installed based ='s automatic sales of movies, right? Except that doesn't seem to be the case. Now, of course, the PSP is a portable device and the PS3 is actually targeting a slightly different market segment, but the end marketing result is the same: sell the hardware to artificially create demand for our new proprietary format. Since Universal and Image Entertainment have dropped support, and Paramount, 20th Century Fox, and Buena Vista are rethinking their UMD strategy (Source), what's the chance they'll also reconsider their Blu-Ray strategy? What about studios that were on the fence on Blu-Ray and are looking at the PSP/UMD sales figures before making a decision? Which way do you think they might be leaning. If you were in charge what would you do?