Net HD DVD sales, according to Nielsen, constituted only 15% of hi-def disc sales last week. And the top HD DVD seller, The Kingdom, sold just 10% as many copies as the top Blu-ray Disc release, 3:10 to Yuma.
WOW!!! by LOTR triology it will be 99:1!
after LOTR.. 99:1 ? are u sure about 1 percent for HD DVD ? IMO it will be sth like "100:nothin here to compare"
What is that like 5.66 to 1? I wonder how it's doing Europe and Japan.
can't wait to see star wars on blu ray
wtf!! i thought it would be 75/25 or something
Major @ss kicking and another nail to the coffin. It's all lightning fault, because he traded his PS3 for a XBOX 360. also partly ITR and cdzie1 fault, they failed to convince consumer and warner about how good HD-DVD is.
I have been on this wbesite for a long time. but who is ITR
you aren't here that long dude.
That actually provided good arguments. He really tried to hold in his love for HD-DVD but every once in a while it would show only because he thought it was a better product.
I thought Blu would reach that ratio in a couple of months. Never did i epect that to happen so soon
85+15=99... ther will always be somone who will bye HD DVD when its still losing by that much
However many stores could dupe the senior citizens
This is the intelligent of an average XBOX User.
360 into this? Sony with it's BR trojan horse in the PS3 gave them this lead. If MS had launched with HD-DVD internal it would of been a whole different story. And the "elderly" are buying DVD which is still giving Blu-ray the asswhooping of it's life. You Sony lot are some serious insecure butthurt groupies but I can understand when you are like the dog everyone enjoys to kick. Enjoy your first place Blu-ray movie sales on your game machine, while you sit in last place in the HD console war. Well you can always play Gears of Duderaider
ROFL Hey look inyourmom talking about insecure. That's really funny
Inyourmom, you forgot, HD-DVD can't store games, Blu can.
InYourMom, what does Uncharted have to do with this topic? Gears of War's gameplay mechanics aren't even all that original. Killswitch and Winback had the cover system well before GeOW.
VirusE won't like this news. OR my post. >_<
You are right this news enrages me. Not only does it enrage me but it is a disgrace to my existence. I hate my bluray player and the money I have invested in bluray disc and prefer the dying format that I do not own.
lol, wonder why he picked ur name virus.
Now they can finally start promoting a single hi def disc to replace the DVD. One single format means that those movie companies will SLOWLY start to move away from DVD and on to blu. My prediction is that w/in 5 years DVD's will no longer be used for movies.
Blu ray is getting even more sales. Wont be long now.
close that coffin PLEASE toshiba! It's really starting to stink! I am sure hd dvd player sales did the funky-why-toosee as well. (don't ask LOL)
So, why not move on to Blu.... The other night, Blockbuster had just put up a 40' Sony Bravia in their store with the PS3 playing Fantastic Four 2 movie....So,my point is, they're really moving on to Blu! So, should others too.
it was fortold that 2008 will be the downcoming of microsoft and the uprising of sony and PS3! THE PROFISY IS BEING FO-FILLED
HD DVD camp just just give up already it is over!
Cool news. Plus, 3:10 to Yuma is AWESOME.
it was awesome.. and I love christian bale .. his performance is really impressive. . cant wait to see his METAL GEAR film ..
I LOVED that movie :D
Last week it was 65:35 so a significant increase! Also 85:15 was bang on my prediction so i'm chuffed about that :)
The Blu Ray sales have remained the same but the HD DVD has just subsided. I expect a slight increase in lead next week
I like the way they always use the ratios system and never talk about sales numbers. I bet it was 850 blu rays sold and 150 hddvd.
since 10,000 Blu rays were sold alone at amazon last week check www.amazon.com
obviusly im exaggerating. My point is that blu ray and hddvd are not selling well to become mainstream.
It is pretty obvious they wouldn't sell well with a format war going on. Look at the million pissed off HD-DVD owners, knowing their recent purchase will basically be a DVD upscaler. Its been over every news broadcast known to man. Hell even the Taliban has gone Blu.
Good points. But I dont know. I just got a feeling that blu ray or hddvd would never become mainstream. I think people buy hd tvs because they look pretty. People buy the tv and when they go home to hook the cable tv it looks like sh#$%t. And with a good dvd player my mom and dad dont see a difference if i put a regular dvd or a blu ray. Its not like when dvd replace vhs. That was a huge difference, not only picture quality but it also was in a disc with menus and options. When dvd was out moms and dads were impressed just by seeing that a movie was stored in a disc. The moment moms saw a dvd they know that was a different thing. The moment moms saw blu ray they didnt even knew it was not a dvd.
but by your own fans Sally?
that ps3 and bluray would eventually achieve 90:10.fanboys who don't believe,look it up. the ones who do believe already knew that sony would dominate this. does toshiba have movies?no does microsoft have movies?no that's why sony was going to beat toshiba and their backers. why do i mention microsoft?because they supported a format by releasing an hd-dvd add-on.that in itself,is support for a format by not releasing a bluray add-on. and for the fanboys who said trojan horse(i'm looking at you bloodmask,bladestar,POG,firstk night,elite gamer,jason360,mart,etc),you got PWNED by sony.all that bullsh!t you were talking about all last year about hd-dvd has come back and run you guys over. i don't even see mart anymore.he no longer posts because of the train that hit his house of cards. see....trojan horses WORK.it worked for ps1.what did it have?CD built in. it worked for ps2 against sega and nintendo.what did it have?that's right!DVD. it's working AGAIN with ps3.what does it have?bluray. history repeats itself.sony went to school and read the history books.microsoft needs to take a class on console gaming.because they are about to be taught again soon enough.starting with GDC 2008. mag lev......................
i wonder if there are still any hddvd supporters out there? because i would laugh pretty hard at them wageslave- you said hddvd isn't going to die soon, guess that was just another stupid post to add to your whopping collection- sorry about your hd-dvd drive purchase
15% more and we can all get back to GAMES!!! YAY!!!! GAMES!!!!!
why is it when they post large leads in the blu ray over HD-DVD you guys call it a win for sony but when they show a large lead of games sold on the 360 over the PS3 you guys cry that its been out longer an larger fan base crap!! doesnt blu ray have more players(PS3)in peoples homes than hd dvd. whats the difference. blu ray sells the most movies by far an its winning, an the 360 sells more games by far but its not winning according to you sony boys!! why dont that bigger fanbase line work when we talk about HD DVD an blu ray like it does when we talk about PS3 an 360!! seems to me some people have their own views twisted!!
rofl...coz HD DVD's been out for longer i mean, you can tell it by what you've just typed right
HD-DVD doesn't sell million of players. It has such a low amount of players and studio support that it has no choice but to die out. The PS3 is different. It's sold millions of consoles in it's first year and isn't being beat by a ratio of 85:15 in software. Don't get me wrong. I'm not a stupid fanboy claiming one consoles death. I think they're all going to be around and be quite successfull for some time to come. HD-DVD on the other hand ...
360 sells better than ps3 only in your stupid republican country.. in europe ( and jpan of course) it's beaten by the PS3
and i feel bad for them whatever, elderly are rich nowadays...
I feel bad that senior citizens are ripped off like this
cool, sony wins something finally because its sure not the games that there doing so hot on, i got my xbox 360 for the best games and only games in the world that are actually good and my wifes PS3 for blu-ray movies (only).
That's what they said about PS2 and Dreamcast. Dreamcast is all about gamer, true gamer play dreamcast. PS2 is nothing but dvd player. People used it as a dvd player. after Dvd becomes a standard, look what happen to PS2 and Dreamcast
Hopefully this news will make toshiba realise everyone wants them to die. I hope they cancel their mid-year marketing. It's very annoying them still trying to hold on.
Now I dialed 911 a long time ago Don't you see how late they reactin? They only come and they come when they wanna so get the morgue truck and pick up the goner They don't care cause they stay PAID ANYWAY... so get up get get, get down 911 is joking your town get up get get, get down... HD DVD is a joke! lol
I think Blu-ray sales have increased because more people are jumping in. But also, i think HD DVD sales have decreased as people have decided not to invest any more money in a soon to be dead format. Lots of people predicted that Warner's decision would quickly make HD DVD dead. But that was with the expectation of Warner going exclusive with immediate effect which clearly hasn't happened. But the 3 week delay on all HD DVD titles has and will help and customers are getting informed what lies ahead for HD DVD. 4th January 2008 was truly the beginning of the end of the format war.
a few more months and we should see what the ratio becomes, 99 to 1, but how soon though???
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embarrassing for the HD-DVD group. They should really bow out now with dignity.
There are som decent HD DVD movies coming out soon but the the blu side have better and those HD DVD movies could be making their way to blu-ray not too long down the road anyway.
Toshiba will call it quits soon..
I wouldn't bet on it!
Blu-ray still kills the HD DVD and not to mention every company makes profit off DVD so try a double ass whomping.
Get owned dumb bots.
I recon Tosh are just getting rid of their players and are trying to get them all sold before the situation is even worse and they would have to sell for even less money. They probably have so many players in stock to get out there. But what do i know.
Ah dear Sony please stop hurting people !
Really Toshiba should just accept honourable defeat, come on man go down with dignity and say the better format won.
everyone knows Blu-ray will win in the next-gen movie format war. If you think about it, it's more of a slaughter than a "war". Seriously though, enough of these articles.
Jump **cking ship now. your gonna wait until Toshiba is nothing? Oh well, it seems like they are Make the $1.00 HD-DVD players, it doesn't really matter now. 85:15! Toshiba should stop now. The world wants Blu-ray!
Those are the kind of numbers that will get stores to drop HD DVD. Paramount and Universal will literally be flushed out. They can't stay in Business with HD DVD amd will drop it very fast because they're loosing money.
85:15 is roughly less than 6:1. While it is still significant, it doesn't sound as impressive as 85:15. Stop grabbing for straws as it makes you look desperate. Actually, you could say it was outsold 255:45. Wow that sounds a lot doesnt it? It's the exact same ratio though