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Nintendo + Blu Ray will be the killer next generation combo.

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Kasz216 said:
Toddifer said:
I keep hearing that the Blu-Ray medium is in trouble...that blu-ray movie sales are down and forecast to keep falling...if that's true then a Wii w/blu-ray may not make much sense.

They don't mean "in trouble" as going to fail.  They just mean "in trouble" as adoption is fairly slow, well behind DVD adoption and the twin spectres of VOD and Digital Distribution hang over everyones heads.

Thanks for the clarification on that.



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cAPSLOCK said:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holographic_data_storage

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Some have speculated that Nintendo will be the first video game console maker to implement holographic data storage due to the recent uncovering of a Joint Research Agreement between InPhase and Nintendo.[10]

Nintendo is also mentioned in the patent as a joint applicant: "... disclosure is herein made that the claimed invention was made pursuant to a Joint Research Agreement as defined in 35 U.S.C. 103 (3), that was in effect on or before the date the claimed invention was made, and as a result of activities undertaken within the scope of the Joint Research Agreement, by or on the behalf of Nintendo Co., and InPhase Technologies, Inc." [11]


That's even assuming we'll be using physical media at all in 10 years.


that would be cool if nintendo could implement something like that.



Mini blu ray it is then.



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Kasz216 said:
Toddifer said:
I keep hearing that the Blu-Ray medium is in trouble...that blu-ray movie sales are down and forecast to keep falling...if that's true then a Wii w/blu-ray may not make much sense.

They don't mean "in trouble" as going to fail.  They just mean "in trouble" as adoption is fairly slow, well behind DVD adoption and the twin spectres of VOD and Digital Distribution hang over everyones heads.

Very true it is slower, but also keep in mind that DVDs didn't require a new TV to get the full benefit of the format, where Blu Ray's advantages hinge on HDTVs.  I am curious how digital distribution is going to turn out, but that will depend heavily on bandwidth and overall availability.

The main problem with Blu Ray is that it is moving parts. Seems like an odd complaint but when you take into account how eagerly they're working on solid state drives and things that are more energy effecient and less likely to break I get the feeling that it'll live side by side with DVDs and disc media in general is going to disappear. Flash drives, SD cards are getting bigger and bigger, and they're working hard and harder on making it all cheaper.

Nintendo will return to the glory that is cartridges which NEVER DIE NO MATTER WHAT.

In other words, I think there will be some kind of physical media out there because physical media is security.  It's not going to disappear into cyberspace or get hacked and peeked at. It's right there on the shelf if your computer shits the bed.  I just really don't see discs suriving and sooner than later Blu Ray go the way of its 5.25, 3.5, and record spinning buddies to the land of spinning, loud, unreliable, power sucking relics.



It would cool if Nintendo did use Blu-ray in their next console. I'll very



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

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i think Nintendo should go back to mini disks that will fix piracy for sure lol




Wii is Mini DVD??? They still use 4.37GB and dual layered discs for games like SSBB...how is that Mini DVD system??? Also, why do people use 'copied' DVDs to play on it?

Note: I don't own a Wii.



 

Nintendo is not about formats, it's about games.

Having said that, I expect some form of flash memory thing, since there's no loading times.



cAPSLOCK said:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holographic_data_storage

In the video game market

Some have speculated that Nintendo will be the first video game console maker to implement holographic data storage due to the recent uncovering of a Joint Research Agreement between InPhase and Nintendo.[10]

Nintendo is also mentioned in the patent as a joint applicant: "... disclosure is herein made that the claimed invention was made pursuant to a Joint Research Agreement as defined in 35 U.S.C. 103 (3), that was in effect on or before the date the claimed invention was made, and as a result of activities undertaken within the scope of the Joint Research Agreement, by or on the behalf of Nintendo Co., and InPhase Technologies, Inc." [11]


That's even assuming we'll be using physical media at all in 10 years.

This is what I see the next system using.  Or they could surprise us and use punch cards...



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