Submitted by Maddens Raiders 2730d ago | news

Hardware Home: Blu-Ray overtakes HD-DVD sales

"The latest sales numbers appear to indicate that Blu-ray has taken the lead over HD DVD in terms of title sales since inception. According to Nielsen VideoScan First Alert data, cited by Home Media Magazine, Blu-ray has racked up a slight lead in unit sales -- 100 units to every 98.71 units of HD DVD.

Up until the recent market stats released by Nielsen VideoScan, HD DVD held the lead in overall titles sold. Some attribute HD DVD's previous lead to the format's head start and less expensive players. Blu-ray Discs experienced a considerable surge in sales following the holiday season, eclipsing HD DVD sales numbers by two to three times... (Industry)

TheMART  +   2730d ago
"100 units to every 98.71 units of HD DVD."

So BluRay isn't winning as much as Sony wanted the public to believe?

A clear winner is still not there. Funny how Sony fanboys still always shout that HD-DVD is dead, when they're selling about the same amount of players.

With that included, those HD-DVD players sold are clearly sold for playing movies, while PS3's are mainly sold for playing games. At least, we may believe so.

The 'next gen' format is not choosen and maybe it won't even be choosen. The mass is still on DVD. Only 5% or so of all TV's are HDTV's. Which make 95% that have no use for HD video players.

We might see that the digital distribution will take off in a bigger way then any next gen videoplayer will. And for sure BR isn't a clear winner. These numbers are still to small, no mass buying anything there yet
StateofMind  +   2730d ago
You're looking at it wrong
HD-DVD is older than Blu-ray and therefore always had an edge in "total sales since inception." Blu-ray has been slaughtering HD-DVD in the past several months, and "100 to 98.71" only indicates that it recently surpassed it in total sales(ever).
OldSchoolGamer  +   2730d ago
Just found it funny that HD-DVD is selling 5 times...
more actual HD-DVDs than Sony is selling Blu-Ray DVDs. It's great and all that PS3's are tallied and are selling ok compared to innovators for HD-DVD (take a marketing class), but if they aren't selling any movies on the system and most people still use DVD's how does that help in the format war? Early adopters haven't even started their purchasing of either. Again Sony forcing gamers to buy a Blu-Ray player seems funny to me, how about a good game or two. I'll stick to good old DVD's until prices on a good dual player or one side wins it out for sure, no beta-max for me.
Merovee  +   2730d ago
Um, hey....
Their talking movies not Players.
MikeMichaels  +   2730d ago
Do we really need another article....
...on this, We get it!

Every 3 days it's flippin Blueray surpasses HD-DVD. Or, Blueray has sold this many to one.

Ok, it's selling more, thanks.
Husso  +   2730d ago
die hddvd die!!!
power of Green  +   2730d ago
Die PS3 DIE!!!!.
Die PS3 DIE!!!!. Games are hani capped on the 360 when PS3's in-mind in most cases.
StateofMind  +   2730d ago
@power of Green

You've got to be kidding...
kewlkat007  +   2730d ago
yeah I know
TIT 4 TAT This and That.....

moving on..
power of Green  +   2730d ago
Let them use what ever makes them feel good about their purchase of future purchase, it is getting old though to say the least.
BIadestarX  +   2730d ago
It is funny how sony fanboys keep screeming how blu-ray is killing HD-DVD. People like DJ would like to lead people to believe that for every 10 HD DVD sold 10,000 blu-ray dvd are sold when in reality it is not even worth mentioning that "100 units to every 98.71 units of HD DVD" thats like 1.29% highter than HD-DVD. As matter of fact this is embrarracing and ridiculous if one consider that blu-ray has so much support from the movie industry unlike HD-DVD (as Sony fanboys say), blu-ray is heavily advertised, has more movies, etc. Blu-ray should be selling 100 to every 5 units of HD-DVD. And you think HD-DVD is dead... stupid... lol.
StateofMind  +   2730d ago
I think you misinterpreted.
HD-DVD was released quite a bit before Blu-ray, and therefore had an advantage in total sales. Blu-ray has caught and surpassed HD-DVD, and the spread will only get wider. Also, Blu-ray is much healthier and is selling much faster right now, don't let the "total" numbers fool you.

Read the article more carefully- "sales since inception." 100 to 98.71 is only an indication that Blu-ray just recently surpassed HD-DVD in that category, and is not indicative of how well Blu-ray is really doing in comparison to HD-DVD at this moment.
kmis87  +   2730d ago
The sales year to date are over 2:1 in favor of BluRay.
pmx  +   2730d ago
Of course Blu-ray is selling more in the store, that's because 360 owners are just getting the movies online, capishh??

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