It seems Sony is eager to ensure that the PSP-developed UMD (Universal Media Disc) does not suffer the same fate as pre-recorded Mini-Discs, with the firm?s astute courtship of its traditional entertainment rivals today gaining further support from Disney.
The Walt Disney Company?s home entertainment arm Buena Vista has pledged to release five titles in North America this year, confirming National Treasure, Pirates of the Caribbean, Reign of Fire, Kill Bill Vol. 1 and Hero. What?s more, Buena Vista stated that more titles would be made available in time for the holiday season in the US.
This move by Buena Vista follows on from Lion?s Gate Entertainment's announcement of a similar level of support
for the UMD which, although an unproven format, looks set to be well backed in its post-launch phase.