AIAS’ Olin: Blu-ray not long-term advantage for PS3

By Patrick Garratt
28 August 2008 19:58 GMT


Speaking to Gamasutra, Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences president Joseph Olin has claimed that PS3’s Blu-ray drive may not be the winning asset Sony had hoped.

“I look at Blu-ray being the obvious short-term differentiator, but if everything goes to digital download – and over time, it will – then the Blu-ray device no longer has the same competitive advantage, or the benefit is not as strong as the feature is,” he said.

And when’s digital distribution going to wipe physical media from the face of planet game, Big Joe?

“Perhaps maybe five years? Maybe seven years? I think the challenge with digital distribution is more because of piped-to-the-home bandwidth than the technology within the systems,” he added.

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