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Sony finally gets around to flogging a Blu-ray Player

Six months behind HD-DVD
Tue Aug 29 2006, 16:31
SONY HAS finally gotten around to releasing a Blu-ray player in Japan, more than six months after its rivals Toshiba released an HD-DVD player.

More than 75 movie titles in Blu-ray will be released in autumn to go with the player, Sony said. One cannot accuse Sony of being rushed about Blu-ray even though many are expecting a fight to the death with the HD-DVD standard.

This 'enthusiasm' has had a knock-on effect on the rest of the business too. Sony delayed the introduction of its PlayStation 3 game console until November to allow Blu-ray to come out. This left the ground clear for rivals like Microsoft to establish its Xbox360 and Nintendo work on the Wii. µ



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