washimul, did you even understand what I was getting at with my Blu-Ray to UMD comparison?
After 3 months people said that UMD was a great success because of how well it sold and it failed ... Blu-Ray has existed for (about) 3 months ...
This time next year, if Blu-Ray is still dominant, you can claim that HD-DVD is dead; until then there is so much that can happen that HD-DVD can still come out on top.
just like the CELL which is a minimum of 10x powerful as any processor in the market.........including the 113 million dollar massively watered down XENON.
How much does Sony pay you for this BS?
A rough way to look at processor performance is that a processor that two processors built to meet similar requirements, using the same process, will have similar performance. The Cell may be more powerful than the Xenon, but it is unlikely that it is more than twice as powerful.
At the same time, I'm positive that the newest Quad-Core Intel and AMD processors are more powerful than the Cell (and much easier to develop for)
Not really because UMD's are totally proprietary. BR is not. When was the last time you saw home UMD players? UMD burners? UMD computer drives? Blank UMD's on shelves?
UMD as a movie format failed..... because it was expensive and idiotic. Where as blu ray and HD DVD have more use. Personally the Best use is storage and in that instance blu ray wins out. I have seen movies on both and I dare anyone to Spot a difference in movies like superman returns or the last samurai. If you can't don't feel bad because the format has nothing to do with quality it is more or less the space and the encodes.
Yes the cell is more powerful that the latest intel or amd but for what?
The cell is a SIMD that lends itself better to vertex processing. Which makes it a beast for computational simulations but depending on the design of the cell chip in question certain chips may lack in integer processing. Because VIDEO GAMES are not GENERAL PURPOSE programs as quite a few american devs and brilliant web journalists would have you believe, over time the PS3 just might pull off some amazing things later on in its life. But I could rant about that for a while.
In another article I posted Sony's income status.
Sales: $68.58 billion
Profits: $1.08 billion
Assets: $100.34 billion
Sony is not going anywhere. The gaming division would have to take Huge losses (that were not planned for, of course) before you see sony closing down shop.