Blu-ray films outsell HD-DVD by 2 to 1

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  1. Vikingod

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    The first independent data on Blu-ray and HD-DVD disc sales has found that Blu-ray is outselling its rival by a factor of more than two to one.

    Figures gathered by Nielsen VideoScan show that for every 47.14 HD-DVDs discs sold in the first week of January, 100 Blu-ray discs were sold. By the second week in January the HD-DVD figure had fallen to 38.36.

    The most popular film with the Blu-ray camp is Crank, a thriller with Jason Statham playing an assassin who is poisoned and must keep his heart rate up to stay alive.
     
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    Mmm...No. Not beliveable enough, Sony.
     
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    most strange, an insider told me last week that it was 2:1 for HD DVD due primarily to the amount of HD DVD players Microsoft were selling at £130... (when compared to 500 quid+ for a bluray). maybe the states is reversed.
     
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    I can't see how this is the case... HD-DVD has been out longer, plus Blu-ray films cost more don't they?
     
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    Um, some proof would be nice. Like where the information came from. For all we know it could have been Blue-Ray's reported # they sold to businesses vs the number of HD-DVD's actually purchased by consumers.
     
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    BS. :hmm:
     
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    This was a well orchestrated operation from Nielsen/Videoscan that forgot to include HD-DVD/DVD discs, otherwise called "combos" into the HD-DVD numbers...

    Of course all the pro-BR websites such as thedigitalbits.com jumped on it and declared BR victorious already.

    Am I the only one getting tired of the BDA's dirty tactics ? I'm really hoping it ends up blowing up in their face, I'm sick of their lies and arrogance.
     
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    Dont really know how legit the figures are but the above statement tells me that blu-ray owners have no taste!
     
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    Come on, it was a pretty damn good action movie as lon gas you didn't take it too seriously.
     
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    Ah! Fascinating, thanks for the information.
     
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    yea...people stills eem to want to call thsoe crossover HD discs "DVDs"...I think Sony is just payign them all off in an attempt to bail out thir $600 bluRay player...i mean....playstation :rofl:


    I know for a fact that Target here has 4 shelves of HD and 1 of BluRay, and circuit city has about 2 shelves to 1
     
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    "HD-DVD buyers are more tempted by Batman Begins and Mission Impossible III."

    these are now old movies? I'd question the #'s for sure....
    over 160 titles readily avilable, I find it questionable those would be the top 2, older movies...:hmm:
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=pcmcat87100050018&type=category

    seems blue ray has the same # of movies available
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=pcmcat87100050019&type=category

    "It is also clear that the bulk of Blu-ray purchasers are PlayStation 3 owners. Over a million units of the games console have been sold in the US so far."

    keep in mind the ps3 bundles with a free blue ray movie in them! =
    a movie sale? I wonder... anyways blue ray is only wiining due to ps3, soon as
    hd dvd players are widley avilable, we'll see who top dog with like 1/2 the price

    "The figures cover only two weeks, however, and may have been skewed by the fact that only two HD-DVD titles came onto the market during this period."

    only two weeks? also you can get a HDDVD add on for X360 for $199
     
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