First BluRay disk movies from Sony Pictures to hit shelves in May ’06

Sony Pictures is planning on launching it’s first collection of movies on the new BluRay HD disk format on May 23 in the US, which will coincide with the availability of new BluRay DVD players.

The first players available are likely to be around the $1000 mark, so this format will not be for everyone initially until the player price comes down. However, as the PS3 will come with a BluRay player as standard, this could be Sony’s trojan horse into familiy’s living rooms. Although the price for the PS3 is still not set, it is still likely to be significantly less than the price of a standalone BluRay DVD player.

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