Originally Posted by ~NeonFire372~
I don't think it was a bad idea for Sony to include a blu-ray player in the PlayStation 3. It enables higher storage capacities for future games that may not fit on the DVD format, For the price, it's actually a pretty good deal and it gets the format into more homes.
Eh, doesn't matter to me. I think it was a smarter choice for Microsoft because if Blu-Ray won the format war, they could just as easily make an external Blu-Ray player like they did with HD DVD. Though they're still proudly standing by HD DVD, I really wouldn't be surprised if they decided go Blu-Ray if it really won.
In the end Microsoft still wins either way because both formats use the VC-1 codec which is developed by...surprise! Yes, Microsoft.
Hell, if you ask me, both Blu-Ray and HD DVD fail. They could've easily negotiated it out and came out with a unified format and everyone would've been blissfully happy with their HD content.