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Blu-ray capacity upped to 128GB

A new set of specifications outlined by The Blu-ray Disc Association has paved the way for the standard capacity of discs to reach as much as 128GB. However, unlike the recent spec boost that saw standard disc capacity upped to 33.4GB, the new disc standard will not be compatible with …

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MS: No Blu-ray key to 360 success

The long-rumoured Blu-ray version of the Xbox 360 has never seemed less likely after Xbox product director Aaron Greenberg cited the decision to stick with DVD as one of the key reasons why Xbox 360 has performed so well at retail. Being $100 cheaper than PS3 is part of the …

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UK DVD sales hit £2bn in ’09

The DVD market continues to outperform video games in 2009, with 2.167 billion worth of DVD and Blu-ray discs sold last year. The figure is according to the British Video Association (BVA) with data supplied by the Official Charts Company – and relayed to MCV. In contrast, video game software …

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Xbox 360 Blu-ray debate reignited

Many headlines on the internet this morning will lead you to believe that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer confirmed overnight plans to release an external Blu-ray drive for Xbox 360. Whether this is actually the case or not remains to be seen. The furore comes courtesy of an interview with Gizmodo. …

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250GB Movie PS3 this Xmas?

Talk in the channel concerning the possibility of Sony unveiling a 250GB PS3 Slim SKU at this month’s Tokyo Games Show is ramping up, with all signs pointing to an assortment of high-capacity bundles being readied for Christmas. A leading entertainment retailer has backed up the rumours to MCV, adding …

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Microsoft: Blu-ray threw Sony off strategy

Xbox 360 group product manager Aaron Greenberg has stated that Sony’s insistence on selling PS3 on its credentials as a Blu-ray player as much as a games console has knocked the firm off track, allowing Xbox 360 to maintain its momentum. We started in the inner circle, and we’ll continue …

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Warner outlines new Watchmen roadmap

Emerging publisher Warner has dated its upcoming slate of Watchmen game offerings, with Watchmen: The End is Nigh Part 2 heading to Xbox Live Arcade later this month in Europe and on August 26th in the US. There’s plenty more to come, too. Whilst Watchmen was once destined for a …

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Blu-ray sales boom in UK

Some good news for Blu-ray at last. New numbers from the British Video Association show that 3.1m of the hi-def discs have been sold so far in 2009 – that’s a 231 per cent increase on the same period last year. The knock-on has of course been a dip in …

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