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Rumor: PS3 Price Drop Imminent, Blu-ray-Free PS3 in the Works

Rumor: PS3 Price Drop Imminent, Blu-ray-Free PS3 in the Works 750°
316w ago - A Wall Street analyst reports that a price reduction for the PlayStation 3 will happen "in the next couple days."

Mike Hickey with investment-banking firm Janco Partners told investors on Wednesday that he expects Sony will drop the price of the console to respond to sluggish hardware sales. To quote:

"Recent channel checks indicate increased speculation for a PS3 price cut announcement from Sony in the next couple...
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Futuresource: Blu-ray Sales to Exceed 100 Million Discs in 2009

Futuresource: Blu-ray Sales to Exceed 100 Million Discs in 2009 50°
317w ago - According to Futuresource Consulting, it appears Blu-ray may be ready to hit the mainstream. The increasing number of HDTV owners, coupled with lower prices on Blu-ray players, should fuel interest in the HD movie format.

To quote: "In the USA, Blu-ray has moved from early adopter phase through to early majority, with the format gaining real traction in the marketplace," said Mai Hoang, senior market analyst at Futuresource....
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Hybrid Blu-ray Movie And Game Discs Planned for the PS3

Hybrid Blu-ray Movie And Game Discs Planned for the PS3 350°
319w ago - Sony's John Koller has confirmed that hybrid Blu-ray discs that contain both a PS3 game and movie are on the cards.

Koller noted there are a lot of developers who say they have a game based on a particular movie and would love to fit them together.

Apparently, we should see these hybrid discs coming out this year... to quote:

The details of the hybrid PS3 game/movie product are still being finalized,...
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Recession-busting $150 Blu-ray Players Coming This Year

Recession-busting $150 Blu-ray Players Coming This Year 200°
320w ago - As Blu-ray market penetration increases, the entry price of Blu-ray Disc players will continue to decrease.

China's Economic Daily News reports that white-box vendors will offer Blu-ray players at approximately a $150 USD price point this year.

Lite-On IT, a prominent Taiwanese disc drive manufacturer, plans to offer a half-height Blu-ray drive for laptops...
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Report: Packaged Video Games Outsell DVD and Blu-ray in 2008

Report: Packaged Video Games Outsell DVD and Blu-ray in 2008 50°
322w ago - Last year, retail video games outsold DVD and Blu-ray discs worldwide for the first time, according to a 2008 report and 2009 forecast by Media Control GfK International.

Video game sales were up to 53 percent of the media market in 2008, thanks in no small part to Nintendo's Wii, which drove software sales up by 20 percent from 2007. GfK predicts that video games will take...
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