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Old 12-23-2006, 12:54 PM
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now of course this is my own thought but MS has sold over 50,000 addon hd dvd (if that number is wrong please correct me) and those are 50,000 people that are using the hd dvd player to watch movies..just because people have the ps3 doesnt mean they are using the player..which is sluring blu-ray sales numbers and we may never know the true number..now that i bought a hd dvd i have a reason to NOT buy a ps3 because it would be a waste of money have two formats
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Old 12-23-2006, 01:39 PM
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Last I heard the HD DVD drive sold 42,000. However since then it has sold out on www.amazon.com. Either way that is pretty good for an add-on in such a short period of time
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42,000 sold in 2 1/2 weeks in November. Noone knows how many have been sold since
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It sold out on Amazon.ca very quickly, seems like a hot seller to me.
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Old 12-24-2006, 11:30 AM
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now that i bought a hd dvd i have a reason to NOT buy a ps3 because it would be a waste of money have two formats
Unless, that is, you don't want to own all the BD exclusives. A future title that I will need is Casino Royale for example.
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Old 12-24-2006, 12:24 PM
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Unless, that is, you don't want to own all the BD exclusives. A future title that I will need is Casino Royale for example.
YES! i am a huge james bond fan and that was the only thing that upset me when i went HD DVD....and some time in the future the movies might go to blu-ray...but i guess buying one dvd isnt that bad of a thing
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now of course this is my own thought but MS has sold over 50,000 addon hd dvd (if that number is wrong please correct me) and those are 50,000 people that are using the hd dvd player to watch movies..just because people have the ps3 doesnt mean they are using the player..which is sluring blu-ray sales numbers and we may never know the true number..now that i bought a hd dvd i have a reason to NOT buy a ps3 because it would be a waste of money have two formats
right but we must also note that Blu-ray is not just a movie format. It is a new medium all together that will in the end help developers product as much as content as they see fit on the PS3 while the HD-DVD add on is purely for movies.

I dont really believe too many people will say no need to buy a PS3 cause now I can just get the HD-DVD add on too my 360 or people will say, now that I got a PS3, i wont need a 360. If myself, I ever get HD-DVD, it would be for my 360.
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Old 12-25-2006, 12:39 AM
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right but we must also note that Blu-ray is not just a movie format. It is a new medium all together that will in the end help developers product as much as content as they see fit on the PS3 while the HD-DVD add on is purely for movies.

I dont really believe too many people will say no need to buy a PS3 cause now I can just get the HD-DVD add on too my 360 or people will say, now that I got a PS3, i wont need a 360. If myself, I ever get HD-DVD, it would be for my 360.
well im telling you that iv heard from many people in real life..not online or forums or anything that blu-ray itself is making them not want to go out and buy the ps3
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Old 12-25-2006, 01:09 AM
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well im telling you that iv heard from many people in real life..not online or forums or anything that blu-ray itself is making them not want to go out and buy the ps3
I dont doubt that but the same can be said about the 360. I see people coming back and returning their 3rd unit thats died on them and finally just saying screw it but stuff like that is bound to happen. Im part of that crowd, on my 3rd 360 but oh well, still got it

Chatter like that will happen but the fact is, that market of consumers isnt the one that decides what system sells more. Its more the casual people that just see games they like and will go pick it up or wanna get their toes wet into high def cause they heard about blu-ray that will go try that.
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This isn't the smackdown forum. Take your ridiculous blu-ray/PS3 insecurities either to that forum or the blu-ray/PS3 specific forums.

Thank you.
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