Sony: PS3 will always have Blu-ray

Thursday, 12th March 2009 12:00 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Janco’s Mike Hickey’s prediction that a Blu-ray-less PS3 may be in the works suffered something of a blow today when Sony, unsurprisingly, said that there isn’t.

“That would pretty much destroy the PS3′s backbone,” Sony marketing manager Kim Nguyen told SAI.

“Our games were built on Blu-ray. Quote that: Blu-ray will always be part of PS3.”

Hickey also said he expected a PS3 price cut to be announced within days, in a note at the end of February.

Still waiting, Mike.



  1. Blerk

    Analysts are totally worth the money. They’re absolutely invaluable to the industry.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Lutz

    Also, cars will always have wheels.

    What a stupid idea… The PS3 with no blu-ray doesn’t do anything, apart from anything involving downloaded games from PSN.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Robo_1

    I do hope that analysts who put forward such ridiculous claims are pulled up on them when they’re proven wrong.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Tonka

    Can I suggest a new “No Shit Sherlock” tag?

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Rock_Me_Amadeus

    To be fair, he was saying that retail channels had heard a blu-ray-less ps3 was on the cards, he wasn’t predicting it himself. Doesn’t make it any less bollocks though. And his price cut was a bit premature.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. rainer

    PS3 with Blu-ray drive but lacking Blu-ray movie playback could have been the rumor as isn’t BR playback licensing fairly expensive ?

    #6 6 years ago
  7. DaMan


    #7 6 years ago
  8. deftangel

    It’s such a complete non-starter, if I was an investor employing that firm I’d certainly be thinking twice about it following that.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Gamoc

    This just in!

    Grass: Green. Sky: Blue.

    #9 6 years ago

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