Originally Posted by gameboy
With DVD's they had no alternatives and DVD royalties are spread among many companies. BR royalties are higher and Sony gets a bigger chunk. When there is a preferred alternative available, MS is not going to go the higher royalty route.
If you start seeing MS release their software on Blu-Rays, you may have some hope for Xbox supporting Blu-Ray. I wouldn't hold your breath as that is not going to happen, but that would be the first step.
They could have developed their own disc system like Nintendo and Sega did.
MS won't be releasing any Blu-Ray software because I'm pretty sure they don't have a single item that is over 8gigs, so there's no point. Even PC game developers were slow to release games on DVDs after it was mainstream.
Originally Posted by mbyrnes
The Wii hasn't been forced to do a price drop so they haven't. Nintendo must be making a fortune on every Wii sold today. The second the 360 drops in price I think they will drop theirs. If they came down $50 I think they would start selling well again. Down to $100 and people will just buy one for the hell of it. I was at the store the other day and saw a lady buying one. I thought, "really? a Wii?". Different strokes I guess.
Wii hasn't been forced because they released at the sweetspot price. $200 is where everyone starts buying a game system.
Daekwon pointed out that Apple didn't support Blu-Rays, I had no idea about that. I did some searching on Apple and MS. The most recent stuff I can find is from October, but still nothing conceding to any blu support. I was of the belief they couldn't release a set-top system without a blu-ray drive, but I think I'm switching my ideas now
He also said something about releasing games on flash drives. I'd be all for that. I still want a physical item in my hand when I buy a game.
Honestly if the game systems go to all digital download system, consumers are f'd, there's no competition in price. You'll pay full price and that's it. I won't pay full price on games. I won't sell my games to Crimestop either. Thankfully there's no signs that they are doing this yet. There's no releases on the download stores yet. Even if they did go DD, we'd better have a much bigger than 250g HD.