02-05-08, 12:21 AM
ZapaFAILmaster of Merwang
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Carson, CA
Re: The End For Blu-Ray?
Originally Posted by Lyme
MS could, and can, make a BD player for the 360, Sony would really have a hard time stopping them.
Ignoring that MS supplies the OS for likely 90% of Sony pc's/laptops/etc. And ignoring that MS owns the VC-1 codec also used in BD players. And ignoring that Sony isn't the owner of BD, but rather a group of companies. And ignoring that MS could, should they want, disable BD players from working in Windows.
Instead lets focus on how MS in the middle of a world wide credit crunch is able to easily throw together 44.6 billion (an american billion) in cash to buy Yahoo http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post...ping-cart.html
MS could easily buy a significant chunk of Sony, should they want to.
(net worth, not total worth).
265,753 milliion yen = 2491.8237 million USD or 2.5 billion USD
There's been talk of MS making a BD add-on for the 360.
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