I reckon sony gives them backhanders, im mean blockbusters seem to love sony. 1. They hire out twice as meny PS2 games than any other console and keep lots of older games for hire on the PS2 but not much for anything else 2. They never hired out handheld console games, if i recall it was something to do with people might switch a dud cart for a good one or something like that yet when the PSP comes out low and behold they start renting PSP games.
You may also have noticed that Blu-Ray titles was out before the PS3 came out yet they did’nt start renting Blu-Ray titles till after the PS3 come out.
I don’t agree with the point you made about the PS2 games though. You must remember that the PS2 is the most popular games console at the moment (despite the release of the Xbox 360 and the PS3) and has been for a long time. So it makes sense to bring out as many titles as possible for the PS2 for rental.
Blockbuster are just like any other company - they wanna make money but they’re not gonna offer specific titles or games for rental that no one wants.
Again, the PSP is more popular than the Nintendo DS. From the noises that I’ve been hearing, the PSP is now becoming a real competitor to the iPod. And that’s really saying something.
I truly believe that Blockbuster have been doing their homework on this.
I tend to rent a lot of DVD movie titles from my local Blockbuster store as well as games and I do plan on getting a PS3 in a couple of years time so Blockbuster’s decision to stock Blu-Ray titles over HD-DVD titles would be more than welcomed by someone like me.
Not to try and start a argument but last i heard the DS out sells the PSP. But anyway even before the PSP you had the GBA and GBA SP which were both popular but they never once rented games out for them.
A wouldn’t agree with the PSP being a competitor for the Ipod, ive heard the sound quality on both and the Ipod sounds alot better.
Alot of this popularity that you hear about especially on the net on the PS2 and PSP is hyped up by fan boys.
I personally think they should rent HD-DVD’s aswell, i mean what about all the people that have bought the 360 HD-DVD Drive, Blockbuster should really cater for everyone, i mean you dont see HMV etc… excluding something because it may not sell quite aswell as something else.
Shhh. Don’t give him any ideas… one day he may discover mid-80s vintage Tetris. Do you know how dangerous that can be?
I quote: “We are writing to warn the MIT community of a deadly new addiction being seen on campus. This is none other than compulsive “Tetris” playing. This computer game may seem innocent at first, but it quickly develops into a mind-numbing habit. Players neglect their social lives, their school work, and their families in a never-ending quest to improve their “Tetris” skills. This insidious electronic villain has invaded personal computers, workstations, and even the Student Center Committee Gameroom. Only by quitting cold turkey can a “Tetris” player resume his/her normal lifestyle. Just say NO to “Tetris”.”
the manager of my local blockbuster told me they would not be stocking HD DVD for a while as they struck a deal with sony and the ps3 but it may change in the future , but to be honest they are over priced anyways, the internet is the best bet from as little as 13 quid