UMD Movies continue downward spiral

PSP UMDs Gone for good?The bad news concerning Sony’s UMD video format keeps rolling in. According to a post over at Joystiq, Target has just announced that they will be removing all UMD Movies from their store shelves. This doesn’t come as a surprise to those in the know, but general consumers may wonder why this is happening. Sony, when will you learn that proprietary formats die a horrible death 9 times out of 10. Users will not pay $25 for a UMD movie when they can buy a DVD for $15 and play it on more then just their PSP.

In Joystiq’s normal tongue-in-cheek fashion, they’ve recommended that we pick up the following titles while they are still around ;)

  • Cheaper by the Dozen
  • Crash
  • Cruel Intentions
  • Cursed
  • Doom
  • Dumb and Dumber
  • Gone in 60 Seconds
  • Never Die Alone
[via Joystiq]

6 Responses to “UMD Movies continue downward spiral”

  1. 1 Mitchyd

    I reccomend that Joystiq sucks on my balls, while they still can. Anything can happen, you know! :O

  2. 2 Red Zeppelin

    Did Sony really think these were going to be a hit? It amazes me sometimes how myopic and clueless some companies can be about these things. Grown men wearing suits that cost more than I make in a month sat down and thought, “Sure, people will pay almost twice the price of a DVD to get a movie that has none of the special features and can only be played on one device.” Unbelievable.

    /bangs head against the wall

  3. 3 Mitchyd

    Yeah, seriously, fire these people. On paper, PSP only movies sounds awesome, but not when we can watch it on a screen 20 times as big (more!) in HD too… for cheaper. What the hell?

  4. 4 Dr.Hookems

    It’s so much cheaper to just rip a dvd and put it on your memory card. endless # of movies. Besides memory cards have really droped. I picked up a gig for only $25

  5. 5 Culvers

    I have always been suprised at the price of UMD movies, at 5 or 10 pounds (at the most) they would have been popular, but in reality they are a secondary movie format and should have treated as such by sony.

  6. 6 Quigles

    Sony Umd is LAME




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