Many people see surveys on 360 sites and shun them off when the ps3 looses because its a biast audience. But when a Wii site takes a survey and admits that the 360 won, and when a third party group does a survey of nextgen products and finds that bluray is on the loosing end, it just can’t be seen as a good sign for sony. And just to clear something up i’m not a fanboy, i love my 360 but i just as well am getting a Wii, i just personally don’t see the reason to force bluray on ps3 fans, it’s just a nasty business practice, add that on top of the high price, and all the “it’s ingame it really is” that turned out to be lies, and you see why i side with surveys like this.
Cubed3 is hosting GameInformers survey of anonymous game developers about nextgen consoles.
Are you excited for the Wii?
Yes – 77%
No – 23%
If you port to the Wii, how hard is it to adapt your title to that system?
Hard – 67%
Not so Bad – 33%
Easy – 0%
Is the PS3 too expensive?
Yes – 63%
No – 37%
How would you rate the PS3 development kits at this point?
Good – 20%
Bad – 20%
Average – 60%
Which system are you more excited to develop for?
Microsoft XBOX 360 – 37%
Sony PlayStation 3 – 16%
Nintendo Wii – 32%
PC – 5%
Nintendo DS – 5%
PlayStation Portable – 5%
And on the side of technology, it appears consumers are also siding with the HDDVD (backed by Microsoft) vs the Bluray (backed by Sony) and this survey was completed by Ipsos-Vantis, a company that specializes in forecasting demand for new products and sizing emerging categories.
1. In response to the question “Which statement best describes how likely you would be to buy an HD DVD player,” respondents were over seven times more likely to buy an HD DVD player vs. a Blu-Ray player when all studios support both formats.Source: Cubed3 and DVDTown
a. 57% would definitely or probably buy an HD DVD player vs. 8% for Blu-Ray.
b. 25% would definitely buy HD DVD vs. 2% for Blu-Ray.
2. Purchase interest in HD DVD remains three times higher than Blu-Ray — even without HD DVD studio support from Disney and Fox.
a. 56% of respondents would definitely or probably buy an HD DVD player vs. 18% for Blu-Ray.
b. 20% would definitely buy HD DVD vs. 6% for Blu-Ray.
3. The main reason consumers prefer HD DVD over Blu-Ray is its superior value.
a. In response to the question, “Which statement best describes how you feel about the value of an HD DVD player,” nearly 57% of respondents indicated that HD DVD was a “very good” or “fairly good” value vs. 14% for Blu-Ray.
b. Conversely, 68% indicated that Blu-Ray was a “somewhat poor” or “very poor” value vs. 19% for HD DVD.
4. In the 4th quarter 2006, the quantity of titles in the HD DVD format is assumed to be two times more than Blu-Ray (200+ for HD DVD vs. approximately 100 for Blu-Ray).