|Mr Puggsly said:
|Mr Puggsly said:
5) I wonder how much they'll make off Bluray royalties. Was it worth making the PS3 a disaster?
do you even have any idea what you can make from a formaty royalties.the losses made by the PS3 will be easily wiped out
Were the standard DVD royalties that worthless?
they weren't worthless but they were dying and slowly decreasing in amount to as DVD forum cuts the royalty fees to continue demand
and if they didn't go with BLU-RAY then HD-DVD would have won and they would have got nothing.
but now they are getting both DVD and BLU-RAY royalties
5) Seems like a lot of people get royalties from Bluray. Lets all hope their share is enough to cover the PS3.
"Easily wiped out" is something I've never seen supported by hard numbers, anywhere. Sony's take on Blu-Ray royalties is said to be under 30%,
i would like your numbers when you are questioning others.
tell me why would a comapny spend billions for others profits
and even less than rival electronics maker Panasonic (who also supplies Nintendo's optical formats btw).
no it doesn't make less than Panasonic
Sony & Phillips basically had to bring so many companies on board to ensure the format's victory
they brought them to take sides adn give their own suggestions and contribute not give them the royalites.
that ways DVD has so many members on-borad but only 9 get paid royalties
(including rival content firms like Disney and initial HD-DVD backer Warner),
Warner didn't have much choice.they were one of the last HD-DVD supported and they already knew that it was going down.even if they had supported it further it would have gone down
that they've locked themselves out of the lucrative sort of royalties they started the platform for... the way things went, they might as well have gone with DVD Forum submission.
Sony's still getting a bigger take than they did from DVD (they barely got anything there, Toshiba's standards really took most)
do you even know what SONY and TOSHIBA were making from DVD,you are just aking everything out of your ass
there were 2 groups for DVD royalties of total 9 companies
Toshiba,Matsushita Electric,JVC,Mitsubishi Electric,Hitachi,Time Warner were in the 6C group
Sony,Philips,Pioneer were in the 3C group
but far, far less than they got off CD-ROM (whose patents, and thus royalties, expired in 2001), and worse they had to basically sacrifice their most valuable product line (PlayStation) in a needless format war of their own making.
no they didn't do it for needless war,you will see next gen
Also, the BR Group has been steeply dropping license fees to help further drive adoption,
every format gtoup does that and that brings more sales which will actually compensate for the smaller royalties perunit but more on overall sales
they've been precipitously dropping fees (far faster than DVD did),
blu-ray has also been adopted way faster than the DVD.DVD only got its major boost in 2000s not in 1996 but blu-ray got it from start
meaning even less return from Sony's perspective.
more sales bring more royalties on overall basis,i don't know how is that lees returns
At best I think Blu-Ray can be seen as a pyrrhic victory for PS3's failure, most analysts agree the format won't be as lucrative as DVD, CD or VHS,
analysts talk bullshit most of the time.we have seen them fail most of the time.
its funny how you try to prove your point by saying analysts say this,they say that................lol
digital content delivery is on the verge of taking over for film
its far away from taking over
and emerging as a force for games,
we will see when that happens
again its far away from taking over
and I'd say it's very arguable if Sony in the long view has actually gained more from Blu-Ray's victory than they have lost from the downfall of and damage to the PlayStation brand...
we can only find that out next gen with PS4 and blu-ray's cheaper years