Exophase writes: Following Warner's decision to exclusively back the Blu-ray format, sales of standalone Blu-ray players have soared. New sales figures from the NPD group show Blu-ray taking nearly 93 percent of the market in the week ending January 12. Compare these figures to the week before Warner's announcement, when there was a near 50-50 split between the two competing formats.
It should be noted that the above sales figures do not include sales of Sony's PlayStation 3 console or the Xbox 360 HD-DVD add-on drive. Considering that PS3 sales have also been on the rise, things are looking great for Blu-ray.