HD-DVD wins because of the Xbox 360

RidleyDeckard

Well-known Member
This certainly makes interesting reading, sounds like someone thinks the format was is already over already!!

Ron Enderle of the Enderle Group, the end result is simple: "HD-DVD wins because of the Xbox 360."

Enderle points to brisk sales of the Xbox 360's $200 HD-DVD drive as a big reason why "there may be as many as ten times more HD DVD players than Blu-ray players in the market by the end of the year." HD-DVD's lower cost, along with support from computer makers like HP and better compatibility with old TVs also help the format's chances, Enderle argues. As for Blu-ray, Enderle thinks the format that was supposed to be buoyed by the PS3 has ironically led to crippling early delays and shortages for Sony's system.
http://www.joystiq.com/2006/12/11/analyst-xbox-360-makes-hd-dvd-format-to-beat/

And over at Tom's Hardware they're saying;

BetaMax, Mini-Disk, MemoryStick, and now Blu-ray. At least Sony is consistent.
http://tomshardware.co.uk/2006/11/29/enderle_on_christmas_trends/
 

Tony Hoyle

Novice Member
So MS, Toshiba etc. are paying people to write stuff as well as Sony now...

TBH I wouldn't believe a thing that's written by either side until the whole thing is over in a year or two.
 

Steve-L

Novice Member
Avoided the betamax fiasco - though I did fall in the minidisc trap :suicide:

Memory Stick? There are loads of different formats out there, I think most people just accept that different phones/cameras/PDA's require different types of cards. You can get multi-format card readers so this isn't a problem. It's hardly a failed format...

I think it's far to early to jump to any conclusions... looks like an early lead for HD-DVD but once the PS3 is available in larger numbers who knows what will happen?
 

Bald Monkey

Novice Member
They forgot UMD :suicide: :rotfl:
But UMD is still the only format for PSP games... :eek:


:rotfl:

It was only movies for £20+ on UMD that failed... Dunno why if Memory cards didn't sell either...
:rolleyes:
 
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Deleted member 92943

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I so badly want to know how many of these XBox 360 HD-DVD players MS have sold,as i was reading the other day that they are still selling very well in the US.

At least it gives a better reflection of how many game console owners actaully want a next Gen DVD format for their console unlike SONY forcing it, yet not seeing any improvements on Blue-Ray discs
 

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