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Blu-ray allures consumers

In the early days of the PS3’s life the inclusion of the still expensive Blu-ray drive technology was often cited as the reason for the console’s struggles – now a few years down the line it’s being credited as the main reasons for PS3’s success. A survey from research firm …

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No 3D Blu-ray for PS3

It has emerged that Sony’s 3D PS3 update coming this June won’t add 3D Blu-ray functionality to the machine, TechRadar reports. What the update will do is add 3D gaming functionality to the console. A subsequent firmware patch later in the year will add the long-awaited 3D movie option that …

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Q1 Blu-ray up 69% year-on-year

Surging sales of high-definition Blu-ray discs have seen the value of the UK home video market surge by 10 per cent year-on-year for the first quarter of 2010. March growth is up by 31 per cent year-on-year. In the period Blu-ray sales hit 2.7m units, a 69 per cent annual …

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US: Blu-ray sales surge

In news that can only mean good things for Sony’s PS3, sales of Blu-ray discs in North America have shown an impressive year-on-year increase for the three months ending March 31st. Sales of Blu-ray discs in the period hit $331.31m, a massive 68.5 per cent year-on-year increase. In total Blu-ray …

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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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Blu-ray gains High Street momentum

HMV has announced that 40 per cent of sales of The Hurt Locker have been on Blu-ray, suggesting that the appetite for the HD format is reaching a new high. This is one of the highest proportions for any film release since Blu-ray was launched, and is good news for …

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PS3 3D update landing in June

A firmware update that will transform Sony’s PS3 into a full 3D-gaming capable machine will arrive on June 10th, according to rumours reported by TheSixthAxis. Once updated, consoles will be able to display compatible Blu-ray films in 3D as well as the upcoming generation of 3D games, though users will …

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Games RRP increase on the cards?

Gamers could face an unwelcome price hike at some stage this year as the price of procuring polycarbonate – a key material in the disc manufacturing process – continues to rise. DigiTimes reports that wholesale prices remained static throughout 2009 despite the increasing manufacturing costs, However, should the price of …

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GoW Collection thrown UK lifeline

The God of War Collection will get a standalone release in the UK, SCEE has told VG247. The SKU bundles high definition ports of PS2 classics God of War and God of War II, and had previously only been confirmed for the North American market. Until now, those hoping to …

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