Sponsored By

Blu-Ray Discs To Halve Production Costs

Sony representatives have announced that the company has developed Blu-Ray optical disc production technology that will enable the discs to be produced at half the cost o...

David Jenkins

September 3, 2004

1 Min Read

Sony representatives have announced that the company has developed Blu-Ray optical disc production technology that will enable the discs to be produced at half the cost of existing DVDs. This will largely be achieved via the use of low-cost silicon plates instead of glass, and the fact that production equipment takes one-fifth of the floor space needed for DVD production. The equipment will cost approximately ¥300 million ($2.74m), and Sony Disc Technology will start accepting production orders this autumn. The PlayStation 3 console will use Blu-Ray discs instead of DVDs, as they can hold more than five times the amount of data.

About the Author(s)

David Jenkins

Blogger

David Jenkins ([email protected]) is a freelance writer and journalist working in the UK. As well as being a regular news contributor to Gamasutra.com, he also writes for newsstand magazines Cube, Games TM and Edge, in addition to working for companies including BBC Worldwide, Disney, Amazon and Telewest.

Daily news, dev blogs, and stories from Game Developer straight to your inbox

You May Also Like