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Digital Bits: Blu-Ray Movies Out Selling HD-DVDs By Over 2 To 1

The first official retail tracking data from Nielsen VideoScan seems to show Blu-ray Disc outselling HD-DVD in unit software sales by a more than 2 to 1 margin, and the gap is widening. According to data reported in Home Media Retailing (you'll find it on page one of the digital edition available on their website) for the week ending 1/7/07, Year-to-Date tracking indicated that for every 47.14 HD-DVDs sold there were 100 Blu-ray Disc titles sold.

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Dlacy13g3856d ago

I just want one to win sooner than later. The longer this format war goes on the harder it will be on the consumer. In some respects I kinda hope blu-ray does win, because if that should fail Sony is going to be in big trouble. While I am not a Sony backer, I do want them to stay in the fight because they will help to keep pushing consoles to be better and better. I mean think about it...its been an amazing 1 1/2 years with the launch of all 3 new consoles...each bringing alot to the table to make the competition stop and think about what they could have done, etc.

Competition is good for all of us...save for the format war. This will leave some on the wrong side of the fence for picking the wrong format and personally I don't wish that on anyone. So the sooner its fleshed out, the sooner we can all breath a little easier and know what direction to go with purchases, etc.

True Gamer3856d ago

Blu-ray will win the format war.

power of Green 3856d ago

It's a spike From Xmas(rich peoples gifts) and PS3 the masses didn't go out and buy $1000 players. This isn't the 40 yard dash.

frostbite063856d ago

Yah, but isnt there like 6 times more blu ray drives out there

richie007bond3856d ago

Thats t exactly whats happing early adopters buying blue ray movies to see what all the fuss is about,besides what else is there to do with the ps3 just now theres no decent games to play on the system just yet lol,i know ill buy a blue ray movie so i can get some use out of my ps3 lol other wise it would just be sitting there gathering dust and thats not happening after i spend a small fortune on the dam thing LMAO

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