Sony plans movie+game dual-media Blu-ray Discs
Coming this year, says exec
Blu-ray Discs holding both games and movies will be launched for the PlayStation 3 this year, a Sony executive has said.
John Koller, Director of Hardware Marketing for the PS3, said that Sony envisages a future when a movie and a game are placed on the same disc, according to a report by website Video Business.
“There are a lot of developers who say, we have this game based on a movie, wouldn’t it be great to marry these concepts? We will definitely see this stuff this year,” he said.
Specific details are still being finalised at Sony’s HQ, according to the report, but the game and film combo could also allow movie content to be transferred onto the PlayStation Portable.
PS3 sales have taken a bashing in of late, with figures revealing that Microsoft’s Xbox 360 is now the sales leader. According to the latest manufacturer-supplied - but not independently verified - figures, some 28m Xbox 360s have been sold globally, compared to around 16.8m PS3s. Koller added that movies can help to sell hardware.
He didn’t confirm what game and film Blu-ray Disc combos are in the works, but reportedly said that up to three such discs could be released in 2009. A potential price hasn’t been mentioned. ®
What a bunch of naysayers! Even if one in one hundred games is any good or a keeper, so what? That still means you get ahead, a great game with a great movie. That's still better than if no game was ever offered. Then the developers will be encouraged to make an even better game with the next movie, so it will sell better and make him even more money next time. Can't you people accept that? Why so negative?
Yes, great idea, Sony.
Or would you actually like me, as someone who doesn't own a PS3, to buy your Blu-ray film releases? Because I'm not paying a fortune for content I can't use. I'm not even paying the same I previously did if the quality of the film transfer has to go down to make room for that unusable content.
Wii says hi ....
is like ford comparing its ford Ka sales with bmw and merc arguing over who sold the most high powered roadsters
360 and ps3 are heavy competitors
wii does not compare and is in a league of its own, has no direct competitors and is cheap.
I think this movie/game thing might yield a few good'uns, wait and see