It remains to be seen if they will face further repercussions for seeding their own torrents as they were often the ones who put their films on the Internet to begin with.
That's true but Blu-Ray drives are a lot more likely to fail than a flash card reader. This generation of consoles are very prone to breaking(except the Wii) I want the next generation to have better reliability.
I was hoping for opitcal to be ditched in the next gen and for the industry to move onto flash media fully. By the time these consoles comes out 16GB of flash media will be pretty cheap.
There was a lawsuit filed against Sony just last week.
We'll see how the SCOTUS ruling comes into play here no doubt.
Disc space -- the final frontier!