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HD DVD casualty report: over 1m players, recorders, and drives lost to the format war

At all curious to find out just how rare that HD DVD player of yours really is? Well, engadget hate to tell you, but it's probably not rare enough to fetch anything special on eBay in a couple of years -- but still every bit rare (read: discontinued) enough to justify taking up space in your home theater. The numbers, according to Nishida-san, at this morning's press conference:

* Xbox 360 drives (worldwide) - 300k
* PCs with HD DVD (worldwide) - 300k

Standalone players/recorders:

* US - 600k units
* Europe - 100k units
* Japan - 30,000 units

Add it all up, and that's about a 1.3 million customers -- just a fraction of the 10m+ Blu-ray owners out there -- that got boned on HD DVD. Thanks, Toshiba and Sony!

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PirateThom3565d ago (Edited 3565d ago )

From Engadget/Toshiba:

"Q: How many HD DVD players and recorders, exactly, did you sell?
A: 600,000 players in the US -- 300,000 of which were Xbox 360 HD DVD drives. 100,000 units were sold in Europe. And about 10,000 players and 20,000 recorders in Japan. So about 730,000 units worldwide."

http://www.engadget.com/200...

Guwapo773564d ago (Edited 3564d ago )

Q: How many HD DVD players and recorders, exactly, did you sell?
A: 600,000 players in the US and 300,000 Xbox 360 HD DVD drives. 100,000 units were sold in Europe. And about 10,000 players and 20,000 recorders in Japan. So about 1,030,000 units worldwide.

...that was from your link. Not sure where you got your numbers from.

Btw, I didn't mean to hit agree...oops!

SSCOOLCHEA3565d ago

the japanese love there techs , and you know they love the high end stuff , you know and i know they always get there shi. first ..when i see that theres only 30k unit sold in japan...that is a problem and you will never make it anywhere...The US sold 600k my opinion because people thought it was a bargain.. i work at an electronic store i used to see people pay 600 dolars for a blu ray player ( not the ps3 ) thats what amazes me...but anyways this is good for consumer i can see the price starts to fall...

CaliGamer3565d ago

Poor people. Hope they like upscaling DVD's. Why didn't they just do some research, I guess that is a question you could ask many consumers. Hopefully they learned their lesson.

ThoraxD3565d ago

Yeah that's right do some research and see that blu ray is the superior format even though blu ray players still can't do some of the things that HD DVD players did from day one... Start looking for ways that
Blu ray is technically superior and I think that you will find 2-3
if my research is correct. The bottom line is that because of the PS3,
Blu ray had an edge which HD DVD could never hope to match.

SSCOOLCHEA3565d ago

is good dont know what there talking about , the quality is awful . put your dvd in then ps3 and it still looks like crap...ever played ps2 games on ps3 looks like crap...( not that bad as movies ) . i can see people playing there dvd on the ps3 to watch the movies but to say it looks good , stop lying...why would anybody pay even 50 to get an upscale to 1080 i....crap , crap , crap ...go get a ps3 and buy blu ray with a bravia now thats quality my friend...

ReBurn3565d ago

When I play standard DVD's on the PS3 I think they look great.

Rageanitus3565d ago

You cant tell the difference really on a crt when playing dvd's...

But the moment you put it on a hd projector or ANY size flat panel you can start noticing the flaws of DVD. Color and sharpness are simply not there even upscaled at 1080i.

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PSWe603565d ago

and somewhere on earth pathetic loser x-box fanboys are trying with all their might to come up with excuse for these abysmal numbers.

By the way, for the idiot x-box/M$ fanboys abysmal means really really bad.

Expy3565d ago

Casualties that could've been avoided if those consumers would have done their research.

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