Originally Posted by skogan
There is much to be disagreed with in this post. I'm not sure how many add-on sells you predicted, so I guess you can claim it's not selling well without any supporting data, by claiming you thought it would sell better. But the figures I've seen suggest it sold better than any HD DVD player, and better than any BD player except the PS3.
Further, I don't think you can defend the statement, " a majority of PS3 owners probably care more about the movie aspect of the player than the gaming..." While there are certainly some using it as a player, (which due to the lack of compelling gaming titles is a good thing), I think you've gone a bit overboard in your hyperbole. Most PS3 owners are gamers, and I would be shocked if the movie content is selling nearly as well as the gaming content for it. In fact, RFOM probably sold more than the top 5 BD titles combined.
Then if you go back to the same Home Media Magazine you'll see that none of the top 5 games sold were PS3 games. The top 4 were xbox 360.
I do apologize. I did not mean, the HD Drive isn't selling well. I should have clarified that I meant it wasn't selling as well the PS3 (which isn't a surprise). Also, it isn't a negative for the xbox, since it IS sold primarily as a game console and only a very small minority have bought the add on drive.
Also, it does appear that many people have indeed bought the PS3 for movies. Look at the sales rank of the remote control. It outsells the wireless controller and most games. At this is just a few months after launch. So, to infer that the PS3 is being viewed and seen as a serious BD video device is not a hyperbole at all! Even Sound and Vision in their latest edition has the PS3 on the cover as the best BD player!!!
Overall, I guess I still stand by my assertion that the xbox add on drive cannot match the impact of the PS3 in the format battle. At least not yet.
I am not making a judgment on Sonys' business model either. That's another topic