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Old 16-09-2009   #1
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Blockbuster could be coming to PS3

I was reading an article on Blockbuster and how they are trying to change their motive in order to remain dominant on the movie market. They said they plan to close stores, but at the same time expand their "box" (like redbox) dispensers by thousands along with having their services accisble by every device out there. Thats basically streaming like netflix, they already somewhat do it, but are not as big with it as Netflix.

It is noted that Blockbuster is still the biggest Movie rental company out there with over 5 billion in sells, netflix only has 1 billion.

However reading that, I think Sony should jump on their "troubling" times and bring Blockbuster to PS3. They are all about countering every move Netflix makes, and what better way to counter their streaming service then to bring it to PS3? Im sure Xbox has a deal with Netflix where it has to be exclusive, so Blockbuster cant turn there.

I for one, love Blockbuster. I grew up loving Blockbuster, and their services still out perform their competitors. With their subscription based services you also earn in store rewards. So if it was offered on PS3 and you still earn those rewards, id probably sign up. I dont want to see Netflix, but blockbuster wouldnt bug me.

If you wanna read the article i was reading here you go
http://finance.yahoo.com/tech-ticker...cmcsa,twc,goog

Whats your thoughts?
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Old 16-09-2009   #2
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That would definitely be a cool idea. Plus, hasn't Blockbuster always been down with Sony? I know they used to stock Blu Rays exclusively instead HD DVDs.
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Old 16-09-2009   #3
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that would be cool
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Old 16-09-2009   #4
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Yeah Blockbuster had a deal with Sony to "test" the Blu ray market, and they never stocked HD DVD. When you rented one they asked "do you have a PS3 or Blu ray player" and always handed out little pamphlets about PS3 and blu ray.

Blockbuster needs to change as market demand has changed, the PS3 offering their service is a very huge step. Not only that but you hook up with Sony, you hook up with PS3 and all their other devices, TV's PSP etc..
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It would be nice to have something to stand up against netflix
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It would be nice to have something to stand up against netflix
yeah, it definitely would be for sure, I'm not too sure how big the market would be but it would be cool nonetheless
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