Blu-Ray is one of the Playstation 3′s strongest selling points, a Blu-Ray player alone is around 3/4 of the price of a PS3. But with the PS3, you get a games console and more thrown in. With the prices of stand alone Blu-Ray players slowly declining ,and Sony refusing to make a price drop, it was only a matter of time before they did something to fix it.
Sony has come up with a smashing idea: what if you put a Blu-Ray movie, and a game, on a single disk? Bear with me. You go out to buy the new Iron Man 2 game, but not only do you get the game, you get the movie as well. Seems like a good idea doesn’t it? If you’re buying the game surely you’d like the movie with it? Right?
In an interview with Video Business, John Koller, director of hardware marketing for the PS3, revealed that Sony’s next big strategy for the system will be Blu-ray/Videogame combo discs.
“We are actively pushing, and the way that we see the future is that the movie and the game are placed on the same disc,” said Koller. “There are a lot of developers who say, we have this game based on a movie, wouldn’t it be great to marry these concepts?”
The average PS3 game requires about 30 or 40 GBs of disc space, while the typical Blu-Ray movie can range anywhere from 12 to 40 GBs. The idea of it is easily possible, but this begs the question, how much is this going to cost?
Are we, the gamers of the world willing to pay extra for a movie that we may not even want? If you own a PS3 would you pay the extra fee? Share your thoughts and comments.