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Blu-ray Disc Sales Surpass One Million Mark

Blu-ray Disc has become the first high definition format to sell more than one million discs, a milestone it has achieved in less than a year. Blu-ray Disc sales also accounted for 70 percent of the high-definition movies sold during the first quarter of 2007, according to sales figures published today by Home Media Research.

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eques judicii3771d ago (Edited 3771d ago )

i'll be willing to eat my words if someone can show me a link to the contrary... but i thought that these sales were inflated by the free bluray's that were given away with the ps3? Specifically the one's that needed to be redeemed in Europe by registering with PSN...

I'm curious to see how bluray does. I have an HD-DVD add-on for the 360 (and will get the bluray addon if they release it... i don't feel like buying a ps3 or a standalone at the moment) and I'm very excited that the documentary "Planet Earth" is coming out soon... but I'm not convinced that hd-dvd will win.. nor am I convinced that bluray will... in time I'll probably have both players and I won't care... however, I did notice that HD-DVD has more of the serious movies while bluray has more of the lighter comedies and big action movies... so... tough to say who wins.

EDIT: tough to say, because while I tend to purchase documentaries and serious movies... the mass market seems to be geared towards lighter comedies and big action movies... so I'd probably lean towards bluray winning, but I prefer the selection on HD-DVD (I currently have on HD-DVD: March of the penguins, King Kong, Land of the Dead, and We were Soldiers... i'm getting Planet Earth when it comes out... if you haven't watched it on Discovery channel... put down the video games and watch it!)

omansteveo3771d ago

Yeah i hear ya man "Planet Earth" looks awesome...i cant wait for the Matrix Trilogy either i dont have and HD-DVD add-on but im seriously considering it after wathing a few movies

eques judicii3771d ago

I was asking to see if anyone knew if they were counting the give-aways or not inflated the sales being claimed

here's my link:
http://www.engadget.com/200...

now, it comes from toshiba, so it too is VERY biased. but I'd like some rebuttal.

instead of just disagreeing with my post, please give me some replies, i'm very curious.

unless you were disagreeing with my opinion on "planet earth," in which case, shame on you :-)

Why o why3771d ago

planet earth doc's cool, Docs like that help justify the stupid tv licence cost over here.

Snake_Doctor3771d ago

From all the site's I've seen they don't count the promotions.
Here is a link to one article.
http://www.xbitlabs.com/new...
Quote:
"According to BetaNews, Nielsen VideoScan tracks point-of-sale data where the customer makes the exclusive decision to purchase discs. So the firm's data excludes bundle deals, but "might include" separate purchases of Blu-ray movies made using $10 or $15 coupons"

hfaze3771d ago

Both sides of this silly HD format war are doing things to try and boost their numbers...

It'll be nice once the format war is over, and there's only one HD format, regardless of which one it is.

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Karebear3771d ago

From Southpark: The spirit of Christmas

[Jesus and Santa fight]
Kids Go Santa! [Jesus looks at them] Uh, go Jesus!
[Jesus and Santa fight more, Mortal Kombat style.]

Now s/Jesus/BluRay/g s/Santa/HDDVD/g
(Thats replace the word Jesus with BluRay and the word Santa with HDDVD for the regular expression impaired)

Instant news! :D

I know who I want to win this, but at this point, its all conjecture.

Anego Montoya FTMFW3771d ago

Don`t try to spin it up.
it makes ya look foolish,
being the 1st one`s commenting on the section.

tehcellownu3771d ago

Blue ray have won aready..Blue have the best selection out there..

Robotz Rule3771d ago (Edited 3771d ago )

Blu-Ray has the biggest selection and the strongest support!,Blu-Ray all the way baby!,I purchased Happy Feet less than a week ago on Blu-Ray disc and it's REALLY FUNNY!,ahh.....penguins!,gotta love em'!!!

Boon Tarkas,are you serious?