The latest Batman outing, The Dark Knight, sold over half a million copies on its debut day. 21% of which were Blu-ray.
When it's negative Blu Ray news you have no problem approving it as soon as possible and in record time. But when it's something positive about the format you want to say it's spam? Legend of the double standard lives on....
Maybe the title should read "Only 21% of Dark Knight sales was on Blu-ray"...maybe then the article wouldn't get reported or "The DVD version sold almost 5x more than the Blu-ray version"...I'm sure that would have been approved in record time!!! I guess the real problem is that no where in the article does it mention "Blu-ray is dead/dying" in order to keep the 360 fanboys happy
look at all the jealous xbots reporting: kevco33 Jack007 Le-mo PirateThom sak500 stop crying xbots. you seem to forget that we can also post industry news here..
The funny thing is though, these are the same people that like to cry and moan the howl of "this is a sony fanboy site". This is a good example of how wrong that is. Another example, remember when the 360 was outselling the ps3 for about 5 weeks in japan by about 1000 units per week, we saw tons of articles about it, and they were even approving duplicates. Yet now that things are back to normal in Japan, where are the ps3 tons of stories of it beating the 360 in Japan? The point is, the next time someone says "this is a sony fanboy site", he/she needs to stop being in denial
Regardless of the amount of bd copies...it is positive news for the movie overall. I think that is what the title properly reflects. "Dark Knight sells half a million on first day in UK" It does not state dvd or bd it simply reflects the movie in general.
Reading is your friend, no really it is. From the article: "The stats - from Official Charts Company data as revealed by the British Video Association - show that DVDs are still far outstripping Blu-ray sales with 21% of the 513,000 units sold on the next-gen format." See the whole 21% of the 513,000 were BD sales or for the mathematically challenged, 107,730 BD copies.
But OF COURSE it's supposed to spell doom and gloom! Just like the so-called writers who piled on the minute word goes around that Sony are slashing 16,000 jobs. -___-
this is great news...more than 100+k PPL bought it for Blu Ray in the UK alone on day one...
blu ray sold 21% of half a million on Dark Knight....are you guys seriously expecting blu ray to outsell DVD...In what sort of warped f**ked up mind do you have when dvd is the standard in every home now and blue ray being just a cpl years old...of course its gonna sell more on dvd, you should know that....its not math...its common sense...again i say it... take ur fanboy head out of your own a$$, breathe some fresh air and come to ur senses...
Ok put it this way, for people that doesnt understand. How many Sold PS3's is there in the U.K.? Which is where sonys biggest install base is, and it sold a little over 100,000. If you want to clap your hands for a big win then so be it. But lets not resort back to old post from actually some people posting now that had a different tune before the release. Sorry i wont spend 25 bucks for something i might watch only one time.
What's funny is if you read the report they act like Blu-ray sales of the movie are horrible. Blu-ray sales were only 21% of the total sales. That's bad? I assume this report is just for the UK or maybe Europe? I'm in California and I haven't bought my copy yet, on Blu-ray of course.
A great movie deserves these great sales. You should be able to enjoy it whether it's in dvd or bluray.
I love all the people reporting this article for being a "Movie"...this directly relates to the PS3, the article itself mentions the PS3, and I need a scientific calculator to count the numerous Blu-ray failing artilces that are approved almost daily
Oh the hypocrisy continues to thicken.
Amen to that brother. Hypocrisy runs deep in folks here. On another note, something I learned when the whole fanboy thing started with the PS2/XBox. The camp that bashes openly the most and resorts to infantile name calling and spamming is generally the crowd that is supporting the lesser of the consoles. Using this observation I can only come to one conclusion and that is the XBox boys are in for another disappointment. I refer to this observation simply due to the way the article is reported as spam. Whenever there is a positive Blu-Ray or Sony article posted it gets reported or bashed. Whenever there is an anti blu-ray or anti-Sony article it gets approved in record time.
I agree 100%. Technically, Home nor NXE is a "Game". Therefore, every article that has to do with either of them should be reported as spam, the reason being "not games". Of course, that's silly because Home, NXE AND Blu-ray all are intertwined into this gens consoles.
Jack007,PirateThom,and Le-Mo are not xbots.Le-Mo is a Sony droid,not sure about Jack and Pirate Thom is a hardcore PS3 fan.
Thom is being sarcastic...thus the part where he says "Sarcasm"...as for sak500/Chrissy...she just loves M$ sack so I expect as much from her
I got the Blu-ray Film but it don't seem to work on my xBox 360??? WHY??? ;-D
need to get my copy
I just bought 2 @ lunch...1 for me and another as a Christmas present
Why would anyone disagree with Mr. Bun???
stop hating on ppl that cant see past PR they are sick sick ppl this is the time of givin anyway i bought Batman and im just waiting on a couple ppl to get here peace btw I guess blueray has about 21% of the movie market share well done Sony WELL DONE
of it having 21% of the movie market........reality is, that assumption is inaccurate.
but whats funny is that bluray has the highest sales percentage in UK, as of July 2008, approx 60,943,912 people live in uk...with the average person now a days having a dvd player of some sort, lets say for argument sake that 40,000,000 have a dvd player of some sort...this is totally probably way off, but definitely way under, but lets stick with this even number, so 79% of half a million is 395000 Dark Knight sold, using proper math, gives us a 0.9875% of dvds sold to a 40 mill install base... As of dec 06, 08, according to a site, 1,709,632 ps3 have been sold, im gonna chalk that up to an even 5 million for blu ray players sold separately including ps3 of course, its easier math...so using 21% of half a mill is 105,000 blu ray movies sold, using proper math we get 2.1% market compared to dvd is a serious blow to dvd. Yes my numbers are flawed, but they are accurate to a certain degree...
Great Addition to my Libary of Blu Ray Films/Game's It it out on HD DVD as well ?
Me too, going to watch it later! I think the HD DVD version has been delayed.
Screw Blu-Ray,I got it on Betamax XD
i'll get it tomorrow
at the midnight launch last night and stayed up until 3am watching it. The blu ray is impressive, especially the IMAX scenes:)
Long movie is long. I don't think I could sit through it more than once. I'd watch the bonuses though.
You won't watch one of the best movies of 2008 again, but will sit through hours and hours of "this is how we shot this scene" and "I composed the score over the span of months with collaboration." That makes sense...
Dude, I watched The Godfather Trilogy in one day once. 2 1/2 hours is nothing.
Bu..bu... what about the digital distribution?!?!?!?
Well, they should have picked up the Two-Disc Special Edition on Blu-Ray as it comes with a Digital Copy you can either transfer to iTunes or Windows Media Player. Picked my copy up today (one hour ago) for $25. Now I'm going to sit back, relax, and enjoy the Dark Knight in pristine 1080p. Just curious. How many of you have already picked up the Blu-Ray version? Agree with me if you have or are going to within the week (TODAY!!!), and disagree if you dislike the movie altogether. If you intend to pick up the DVD version instead, reply to this comment stating so. That way you'll have to stick your necks out to the impatient, yet forgiving, Blu-Troopers. :D Now, obviously, this is all voluntary but just interested to see N4G's general response. That and hopefully gather some disagrees. I think it's been over three months now without getting a single person to disagree with me. It's kind of creepy actually. So I hope there is someone brave enough to set my fears aside. Oh, one last thing, this is not only the day of the Dark Knight, but of the Oceanic Six! Support LOST! Season 4 hits store shelves today; available in both Blu-Ray and DVD. LOST can only get better! And Disney sure does know how to treat the viewer. This is the perfect demo piece as it has the best picture and sound Blu has to offer. On top of that, it is a mind blowing show! Do NOT miss out on LOST! Here's a review to whet your appetite: http://www.blu-ray.com/movi...
I wonder how much this movie will sell in the US for first day sales. I got my copy on bluray today.
21% is pretty damn good. blu ray is really growing, the percetages get bigger and bigger with every large movie release.
Seems like Blu-Ray movies are more appealing than PS3 games lol!
Again Seems like Netflix is more appealing than 360 games lol!
How do you mean? Dark Night is selling better than Resistance 2 and LBP did in their debut days in the UK. NetFlix is nowhere near as popular as 360 games when it comes to sales, although I'm sure it will get a boost once MGS4 is released. So no, NetFlix is not more appealing than 360 games.
What are you talking about MGS4 has been out on the PS3 since June this year and it is Exclusive to PS3.
wow.... gold... turn on your humor sensors if you have them man i've got to give props to Jenzo for the puns... a cut above the rest of the 360 fanboy drivel around here
"NetFlix is nowhere near as popular as 360 games when it comes to sales, although I'm sure it will get a boost once MGS4 is released"-Jenzo Hahahahaha very nice
Got mine on blue. I don't really get how this is news worthy though as 21 percent is pretty low for the biggest release of the year.
Lol. =D You think?
I am waiting for the boxsets though. If there is going to be a collection set, I rather have it in a set. Too bad I will be missing out on such a great movie though. Also where is my STARWARS BLURAY damnit!! Since, this is UK, I wonder if they are watching on their blu-ray player or PS3???
I don't understand why people are saying this is nagative against bluray. 21% of all copies sold of this movie are bluray. That is almost 1/4 of every person that bought the movie. That is pretty good. I don'thave a bluray playr, but apparently one out of every four people do that buy the dark knight! That is most impressive to be honest considering that the bluray players are still highly priced as well as the movies. Just imagine when they lower the cost! At this rate bluray might become the new DVD! Holy crap!
And i will be sitting down to watch it tonight on my 42" 1080p tv! bring on the popcorn!
Just picked up my copy can't wait to watch it.
in a few hours. This will be a BR purchase.
30 bucks is still too expensive for a movie.
way too expensive 20 us dollars is my cutoff.
Damn you pay alot for new release Blu-Rays over there. Here in the UK, Blu-Ray's are almost on par with DVD prices now.
you can get both batmans for £22 or £25 on blue ray at hmv
A couple of friends that I saw buying it today at school, where buying it on DVD despite owning a PS3, when I asked them why they all replied they didn't have a HDTV, but many where getting a HDTV for christmas and said they would start buying/renting Blu-Rays afterwards.
Here's how many were sold: http://www.freefoto.com/ima...
damn take a break fanboys.
got both Batman Begins and The Dark Knight on blu ray for a Christmas present for my brother in law. He's getting a PS3 for Christmas. Maybe he'll let me borrow them...
people disagreeing because i'm getting my bro in law a blu ray disk sheesh... or maybe it's the ps3 part...wow...
Bluray will probably gain at least 40% market share by the end of 2009. Most likely outperforming DVD sometime in 2010 and become the standard for home media.
Congratulations. The dumbest comment I have ever read on here.
What exactly is dumb about that post? Do you not think BD will be able to get up to 40% for new movie release sales next year? You and I both know he wasn't referring to the total number of discs ever sold for each format. But that's just your brain's way of trying to deal with this information, isn't it?
Proof that you do not read what you yourself post on here.
Digital distribution is already happening. I don't think bluray will be the "standard." But more of the base level. Kind of what the CD is today compared to mp3 files. But you are right that dvd users will eventually transition over to bluray.
...we PS3 lovers view the Dark Knight BluRay like it's an exclusive PS3 game coming out...LOL! I'm a fanboy, sure, but not so much of one that I can't see myself for what I am. DARK KNIGHT BLURAY FTW!!! Should be getting mine tomorrow... 12
Well as far as media playable on consoles goes, it is a PS3 exclusive :p
We just have the much much much much better port. :)
an essential BD purchase.... 100,000 approx copies of a Blu-Ray sold in UK launch day? that's crazy.... this is going to be a huge hit worldwide.... The Matrix of Blu-Ray?? certainly seems like it.... shame the damn economy will probably dampen the effect somewhat...
got mine..glad to see that finally PS3 users are buying something, well for some people that's why they bought a PS3. The dark knight rocks...
Blu-ray is soooo dead! lol