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Sony more interested in Blu-Ray than console war

Analysts' surprise conclusion
Tue May 02 2006, 14:03
SONY is prepared to hand over ground to Microsoft's XBox for a couple of years if it means that it gets Blu-Ray established.

Mystic musers from Wedbush Morgan Securities, Michael Pachter and Edward Woo, say that Microsoft's XBox 360 will rule the roost in the console market for the next two years. They think that Sony is more interested in winning the HD format wars than the console battle.

In a report into the future of the console industry the authors say that, in the long term, the console wars will not be won by the manufacturer who has the most videogame titles per console, but rather, it will be determined by consumers' willingness to adopt new high definition DVD formats.

The report implies what we have always said, that Sony is only using its PS3 as a method of hooking people into the Blu-Ray format.

Pachter and Woo said that after a year or two the PS3 will win the console battle, but only if it wins the HD Format wars first.

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