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    Format Flaw?

    I was just thinking...
    When the PS1 came out the games were on CD and took a few hundred Mb each. When the PS was first launched people commented on how the disks had way to much room than needed yet by the end of the PS1 games were being squeezed onto the CDs. Then came the PS2 and DVD with a few Gb of storage, again people commented that we would not really need all that room but at the end of the PS2 era games are being squeezed onto DVD's.
    Now comes the PS3 and BluRay and guess what, I've heard plenty of comments on how we don't need all that space but I'd be willing to bet that by the end of this generation the games are taking up the whole disks.
    Now, you may be wondering why I'm talking about the Playstations when this was posted in the Xbox sub-forum. Don't worry, this all leads to a point.

    The Xbox360 games come on DVD. To me that seems like a bit of a flaw. When games get bigger and bigger they are not going to be able to fit effectivly onto DVD's so what are Microsoft going to do?
    They can't really switch formats to HD-DVD at some point as it would leave people NEEDING to purchase the HD-DVD drive.
    It seems to me that by sticking with last generations storage medium Microsoft may have a serious problem later down the line.

    They could, I guess, Offer games on HD-DVD for those that have the drive and on multiple DVDs for those that don't but that seems like such an ineffective way of doing so.

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    Its not the Blurays space most people are ranting about, but its price and how sony are pushing it just for a few companies will even 'try' it.
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    yah but the jump on storage between these discs is way bigger than ps1-ps2
    and m$ already stated the hddrive will not play games and it is only for people who want to watch hd movies on their xbox
    and dosent this mean wii messed up as well?
    and theres a thing called multiple discs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sovieto
    and theres a thing called multiple discs
    Just what I was going to say. Remember Metal Gear for the Gamecube. Such a perfect game that we didn't mind using two discs.

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    Yea, id much rather pay for a Dual Layer DVD game with 2-3 Cd's then a expensive 70-80+ $ Bluray game with 1 disk.
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    Right ok

    Xbox 360 games come on DVD-9 which can hold double what a normal DVD can which I think is plenty (if not I dont mind 2 disks) and the dvd drives can read at a good speed

    PS3 games come on Blue-ray which is a VERY new format and can only be read by the players at a slow speed, so if you have a game that fills up the disk - please be paitent as you will be waiting for LONG loading times..

    so it seems to me that maybe Sont have a seious problem later down the line

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    Quote Originally Posted by GazPwii
    Right ok

    Xbox 360 games come on DVD-9 which can hold double what a normal DVD can which I think is plenty (if not I dont mind 2 disks) and the dvd drives can read at a good speed

    PS3 games come on Blue-ray which is a VERY new format and can only be read by the players at a slow speed, so if you have a game that fills up the disk - please be paitent as you will be waiting for LONG loading times..

    so it seems to me that maybe Sont have a seious problem later down the line
    im sure theyll be able to make it alright
    and i would think bluray would read it fast, since it is a blu ray player

    arent ps3 loading times fast? i heard that (someone who owns a ps3 please and not: pshhh no wayz it slow it sucks from some wii fanboy)

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    here is a little quote I found by searching "PS3 Loading times"

    "Sony is using a 2x speed BD drive, working at 9 MB/second. The Xbox360 uses a 12x DVD drive, where transfer speeds are at 16 MB/second. Even the PS3 DVD reader is faster than the Blu-ray.

    Now imagine Resistance: Fall of Man, taking up a massive 22 GB, what sort of loading times can we expect? If thereís one thing Sony hasnít openly talked about regarding the PS3, itís the loading times."


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    Quote Originally Posted by GazPwii
    here is a little quote I found by searching "PS3 Loading times"

    "Sony is using a 2x speed BD drive, working at 9 MB/second. The Xbox360 uses a 12x DVD drive, where transfer speeds are at 16 MB/second. Even the PS3 DVD reader is faster than the Blu-ray.

    Now imagine Resistance: Fall of Man, taking up a massive 22 GB, what sort of loading times can we expect? If thereís one thing Sony hasnít openly talked about regarding the PS3, itís the loading times."

    gratz on facts

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    Huh?

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