Many factors have contributed to this decision, most of all sales figures ("the average release posts sales closer to 40,000-50,000"). Other factors include the sheer number of different formats available and soon-to-be-released disc options (DVD, UMD, HD-DVD, and the Sony-backed Blu-ray) that will dilute the market. Another reason cited is the inability to view UMD movies on a TV--a problem, says SCEA, that will be soon remedied by a new PSP adaptor.
The article notes that comedies are doing well, especially collections like Chappelle's Show and Beavis & Butthead, but the weaker sales of dramas have led to the cancellation of a Goodfellas UMD. One of the problems we've noticed with UMD's are the lack of special features compared to their DVD brethren. How do you feel about UMD, and what would encourage you to buy more discs?
[Thanks, Karsten, hoos30, and Kamalot]
- Key specs
- Game format Optical disc, Downloadable
- Screen size 4.3 inches
- Online features Multiplayer, Voice chat, Store, Browser
- Direction control D-pad, Thumb stick (1)
- Camera External (1.3 megapixels)
- Dimensions 71.4 x 169.4 x 18.6 in
- Weight 6.67 oz
- Discontinued 2008-10-15