Analysts make me laugh my head off sometimes. Outside of being professional guessers, they also some up with some ludicrous ideas, such as the guy who last month suggested that Sony would release a PlayStation 3 without Blu-ray. Unsurprisingly, Sony has countered this ridiculous claim by stating — shock horror — that Blu-ray compatible PS3s were here to stay.
“That would pretty much destroy the PS3’s backbone, our games were built on Blu-ray,” explained marketing manager Kim Nguyen. “Quote that: Blu-ray will always be part of PS3.”
Of course, any idiot could tell that. Just look at the PSP model — over four years of existence using a format that is not only slow, but compatible with nothing BUT the PSP, and Sony is still pushing UMDs to the moon, with reports heavily suggesting it’ll be the format used for the PSP2. Yeah, Sony is pig-headed when it comes to format. Blu-ray is going nowhere.