“Sony: PS3 will always have Blu-ray” < fake amazement…
LOL I wonder if the poor suckers that produce the BR drives for the PS3 have to pay Sony/Phillips a Royalty? LOL What a joke!
Sony: “Hello? We need BR drives for our PS3 machine- they are selling like Wii’s!!”
Drive maker: “Oh good!” " We heard they were selling like Zunes!" (laughter in background at drive factory)
“But seriously, we can make you BR drives for the POS3 for only 60 dollars a pop!” “We have plenty gathering dust on our warehouse shelves…” How you like them apples!!!"
Sony: "Great! But, we will need 10 dollars a drive for a royalty for us and our friends!"
Drive maker: “No problem, but the drives just went up 10 dollars! They are 70 dollars now!”
Sony: "Oh…Ok…We need these drives.
Drive maker: “Yeah- we heard you the first time.” “Tell Sir RootKit they are on their way…”
(More howls of laughter in the background)
If it were not for the BR drive, I would guess that PS3 sales would be a good 30% less than they are. I wish we knew how many PS3s are basically movie playback machines.Even another statistic that would be interesting: How many hours are used to play games and how many to play movies. I don’t think Sony Game Division would like that study to come out…
Sony can’t pull it even if they wanted to. They couldn’t survive the volume loss