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altwolf

cost difference - multiple dvds vs. 1 blu ray

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altwolf    122
let's say a developer has a large game for next-gen systems. Would the cost of doing multiple DVD's for one system vs. being able to fit the game on one blue ray disc for another system be an important consideration? Is dvd manufacturing so cheap now that its not really an issue?

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Sneftel    1788
"Please insert disc 3 and press any key to continue" isn't a reasonable approach for games any more, so it's not a question of one Blu-Ray vs. several DVDs. It is, rather, a question of many many gigabytes of data versus only a few gigabytes of data. And the primary limiting factor there is transfer rate.

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Obscure    175
Disk production is just a cost of doing business and it is very small compared to the cost of development or marketing. One or two disks doesn't make any real difference.

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stonemetal    288
As google is your friend it looks like a BD is about $1.3 versus $.5 for a dvd so BD is going to be cheaper if you need more than 2 dvds. The manual will cost more than the disk.

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