- The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 may be virtually indistinguishable on most levels, but the media format they use is one area they do diversify.
With the news that Star Ocean: The Last Hope is going to need three DVDs, does this show why Microsoft needs Blu-ray more than Blu-ray needs Microsoft?
No-one can really blame Microsoft for choosing to stick with the DVD format when it was developing the Xbox 360. Blu-ray wasn't really a viable format at that stage in time, and even now, three years later, its success isn't guaranteed. But now could be the time when Microsoft needs to change its mind, and go begging to Sony.
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Sony was always going to go with Blu-ray, knowing that any sort of success for the PS3 would mean the format received a welcome boost. And that is exactly what has happened, with Blu-ray limited success so far in becoming the new standard for movies being in large part attributed to the PlayStation 3.
Although the decision to put a Blu-ray player as standard in every PS3 was derided at first, it's now proved to be a good one. As well as pushing the format, and helping it beat the doomed HD DVD, the PS3 Blu-ray drive is another reason to buy a...