For years cows have argued that blu-ray, the disk drive used in the PS3 gives it some huge power benefit. You got that, THE DISK DRIVE gives it power. I know it's an old argument but there really have been countless threads debating this so I think it's worth bringing up.
To those who believe that PS3 exclusives are way better than anything on 360 because of the Blu-ray advantage, then what do you make of the Wii U's use of Blu-ray?
As a matter of fact, the blu-ray drive that the Wii U uses is a lot better because it's more modern and much faster. No mandatory installs necessary on the Wii U due to the vastly superior speed.
There have been a lot of articles lately criticizing the lackluster Wii U hardware. Well, why doesn't blu-ray make up for that? Why isn't blu-ray even mentioned as any sort of benefit?
Could it be that the blu-ray drive in the PS3 was just a trojan horse in Sony's attempt to dominate the HD movie market? Could it be that blu-ray was super expensive and really didn't add anything to gaming except saving us from the pain of occasionally standing up to change a disk?
Could it be that if Sony had used a DVD drive in the PS3 they could've priced it at $400 and continued their domination for the third generation in a row? Could it be that Blu-ray is something that is required for the PS4 and 720 but not the PS3 just as DVD was good for the PS2 era but not needed back in the PS1 gen?
Imagine if the PS1 had an ultra expensive DVD drive which contributed to a ridiculous $500 launch price. Would anyone argue that the PS1 would've benefited from the massive storage upgrade in DVD?
Will anyone be surprised that cows ate up Sony's ridiculous marketing bs?