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Thread: Playstation 3 Blu Ray drive will cost Sony $100+

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    BLU RAY drives for the Playstation 3 will cost Sony a small fortune. It turns out that at the release of the console in the first half of 2006, Sony will have to pay more than $100 per drive it builds in Playstation 3. This is a lot of money, because even in retail you can buy a DVD +RW drive for less than $50 now. This means that Microsoft can get it much cheaper than $50, maybe even half that price, due to the enormous quantity it needs to buy for millions of XboX 360 consoles.
    Blu Ray marchitecture looks great as its backward compatible with DVDs and CDs, and you can store 25GB per layer on the Blu Ray media. This will provide you with an amazing 50GB for two layer drives at some point in the future.

    Nevertheless, it's a very expensive step that Sony is willing to take as it will increase cost of Playstation 3 unit dramatically. Sony said Playstation 3 is going the be expensive and this is one of the reasons why.

    Microsoft is playing a safe game here, it will launch with DVD+RW but in some point in the future might release a new Xbox 360 version with HD-DVD or a Blu Ray drive. We donít expect that this will happen anytime soon, but we are sure it will happen at some point in the next few years.

    At least Sony will push the mass availability of Blu Ray drives and medias as it plans to ship hundredes of thousands of consoles in 2006.
    http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=25901

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    At least Sony will push the mass availability of Blu Ray drives and medias as it plans to ship hundredes of thousands of consoles in 2006.
    That is of course part of the reason why they insist on using Blue Ray regardless of the price increase at first. You could see it as an investment in the race against HD-DVD.

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    all sony wants to do is wait till xbox 360 comes out and try to make it better than that. Thats why they are waiting till 2006 for it to come out and at E3 they said it was going to be better but they knwo that 360 will be better so they are waiting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetz
    all sony wants to do is wait till xbox 360 comes out and try to make it better than that. Thats why they are waiting till 2006 for it to come out and at E3 they said it was going to be better but they knwo that 360 will be better so they are waiting.
    so they're planning to scrap what they're already mass producing then start again in order to make a more powerful console than xbox 360 in 2006?

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    if gates is willing to lose money on the xb just to spite sony, im sure sony is more than ready to return the favor *laughs*

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    Quote Originally Posted by GepperRankins
    Quote Originally Posted by Streetz
    all sony wants to do is wait till xbox 360 comes out and try to make it better than that. Thats why they are waiting till 2006 for it to come out and at E3 they said it was going to be better but they knwo that 360 will be better so they are waiting.
    so they're planning to scrap what they're already mass producing then start again in order to make a more powerful console than xbox 360 in 2006?
    why do you think they are holding it off untill 2006? They said what they going to already have in their just like the 360 said what they are going to have and they are coming out in november and ps3 coming out in 2006.I Dont know why they would come out in 2006 if they already know what they are going to do with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetz
    Quote Originally Posted by GepperRankins
    so they're planning to scrap what they're already mass producing then start again in order to make a more powerful console than xbox 360 in 2006?
    why do you think they are holding it off untill 2006? They said what they going to already have in their just like the 360 said what they are going to have and they are coming out in november and ps3 coming out in 2006.I Dont know why they would come out in 2006 if they already know what they are going to do with it.
    Because it takes more then 6 months to design and build a new-gen console
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