The PS3 turned one year old today. We wiped off our dusty PS3 and threw it a birthday party with this cake that Sony Computer Entertainment of America had delivered to our house, in the style of the Wii Ice Cream Truck. The cake was delicious, thank you, Sony. The party went ok. Wii and Xbox 360 Elite showed up, but Halo Xbox 360 Legendary Edition was out with his groupies, the Halo 3 Fanboys. The sad thing was, no stellar PS3-exclusive games showed up to the party. Maybe next year, PS3. We still respect your record-breaking Protein folding capabilities and supercomputer performance. And today, it's pretty easy to realize that PS3 is the keystone in Blu-ray's current success:
PS3 Blu-ray currently outsells Xbox 360 HD-DVD 9 to 1.
A recent Blu-ray Disc adoption survey shows that 87% of PS3 users watch Blu-ray movies, 80% of PS3 users have purchased Blu-ray movies and 82% intend to purchase or rent Blu-ray movies.
Blu-ray titles continue to outsell HD DVD titles by nearly 2 to1 (Home Media Research, a division of Home Media Magazine).
Next year, the birthday party is going to be at Chuck E. Cheese near the Bergen Mall in North NJ. You're invited. (Don't tell Wii.)