A quick look at the updated charts and sales record for HD DVD and Bly-ray shows that, Blu-ray still retains its dominance and is increasingly getting higher and Hd dvd holding off on its own .
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is doing incredibly well, but hd aint about to give up though
I'm a little confused. Does anyone know how they compare sales of Movies that haven't been released on Blu ray or HD dvd yet.
So if indeed the judge sales over pre orders on Amazaon....That would leave out all the HD dvd's purchased at Best Buy, Target, and Walmart.
How can they take such a small piece of the market....Online pre orders at Amazaon and then make it seem like that resembles the whole market? Wierd in my opinion. But if it makes blu ray adopters or supporters feel better. The last solid numbers I saw was HD dvd stand alones are outselling blu ray stand alones 4 to 1. And blu ray just hit the million total movies sold mark....While HD dvd is 2000 behind at 998,000 movis sold. Sure HD dvd had a couple months head start...But this format war is still in its infancy stage. There are regular DVD's that sell in the millions in ONE week. Yet the hundreds of HD dvd's and Blu rays released total a million or two. There is a long way to go in this format war.
I wouldn't take pre orders at amazon as some sort of gage to total sales. Every Tuesday when I go to Walmart and Bestbuy....There are people buying HD dvd's and or blu rays. Thats where I would believe the bulk of the sales are coming from. Not Amazon.
Could be preorders on Amazon.com but blu-ray is winning so doesn't matter all that much.
If you ever took AP Statistics (or a stats class in college) you'd know that a small percentage of total results are actually quite representative of the whole, with very little error involved. Even polls done with only a few thousand people can be representative of a million (give or take 1~3%).
I do find it humorous though that you think your local Walmart store is more representative of the HD Movie market than Amazon.com.
once the price of blu-ray is comparable with hd dvd, blu-ray will win
i think the main reason hd dvd is holding on is only because of its price
the price of blue ray dvds is less than HD DVDs dum face
i think he was talking about the players
you can get a Pioneer Blu-ray player for $ 299
The big summer movies of this year are Blu-Ray I believe: SpiderMan 3, Pirates...........
I'll buy both on DVD format.
Still not sold on HD...yet.
i'm sold when
their is an offical format
Well since the price is similar for dvd and blu-ray (in the UK at least) then id buy blu-ray if i have an hdtv. But i don't really buy dvd's anyway...was buying VHS until last year ;)
Casino Royal. I'll be being Pirates and Star Wars when they come out.
It's only a matter of time before HDDVD is 6 feet under.
said this before and i will say it again, the war is coming to a conclusion, anyone who refuses to believe that is a fanboy. Anyone with any sense of how things operate in the industry will see this also.
good to know that blu ray wins. i will not miss that quality. casino royal was awesome !
THIS IS JUST AMAZON.COM FOR GOD SAKE!!!
Sony is great at this.
Introducing a new storage media w/ there hardware.
and seals the deal w/ software.
(I`m not joking) If bluray takes overs in any way like dvd did, which is completly possible HD tv`s price will drop very soon.
Full HD cable TV anyone?
then the 360 might bite the dust and HD-DVD.
but, what do i know.
and yes i know this article is not about the ps3 and 360.
and it`s based of amazon.
I still watch DVD's even though I own a Ps3 because HD TV's are....
STILL SO F()CKING EXPENSIVE!!! :( And they don't look that amazing unless running in native resolution. Therefore your 1080 movies will look crisp, but a 720 game will look pixelated. And for more than $2000 bones, I can't go there.
eproducts measures the number of buys on amazon.com
though amazon is one retailer it represents what america wants.
It is only a portion but Wal MArt and Target are not going to show numbers that are too far off because of the amount of people that buy. It represents a portion which represents the whole or only a couple percentiles off.
look how you find a quick poll of something, you don't get the opinion of everyone, you have to take a group that represents the whole, since Amazon is so humongous that it represents America sufficiently. Though it doesn't tell us about wal mart or target those numbers should be similar because amazon represents the buyer just as equally as the others do, the percentiles should only be a little bit off
Your wrong. Amazon represents the folks that buy things online. Believe it or not...There is more people that don't buy products online than do. And the Walmart shopper and Target shoppers are a different type of buyer than the online shopper. SO, Amazon may represent the type of person who buys things online. But it doesn't represent the people who buy at Walmart, Target, and Best Buy.
To celebrate Amazons minute representation of movie sales is premature to say the least.
P.S. HD dvd's are the same price or less expensive than blu ray movies as a whole. The only hd dvd's that cost more than blu rays...are the Combo discs....The movies that have both the HD version and the standard version for regular dvd players.
P.S.S. And there are stand alone HD dvd players for 329.99 right now. The cheapest blu ray player is 600 dollars and it comes in the form of the ps3. That is why HD dvd stand alones are outselling blu ray stand alones 4 to 1. Sure the ps3 is helping blu ray movies sales in the short term....But once the casual consumers pick up HD dvd players for under 200 dollars....That 4 to 1 ratio will expand to 10 to 1.
Like I said before.....1 million total blu rays sold is not even close to the market share they will need to be the format of choice.
Lets see....1 million total sales for over 100 blu ray movies....but yet popular DVD's like Borat sold 1 million in 1 week on standard dvd. That should let you know the scale of which dvd's are in the driving seat right now. In order for blu ray or HD dvd's to sell like that....they need to have stand alones under 200 PERIOD. Its not that complicated. I just sit back and laugh at the folks who actually call a winner when the sales of blu ray and HD dvd combined don't even come close to DVD sales.
Looks Like HD-DVD is becoming dead in the water, at least here in Australia.
All major retail outlets - Target, K-Mart, JB-HIFI, D1ck Smith etc. starting to stock only Bluray no HD-DVD.
this is really a moot point. In another 6 months dual format players will be the standard and no one will care.
Hell no. Not only are prices holding back adoption rates of Blu-ray (which is the only format going forward), but dual players are outrageously more expensive and impractical. Why blow 600 more on top of the other 600 you spent on a Blu-ray player just to play Universal movies, a company which HAS TO cave in soon if they want to maximise HD profits.
i'm an MS fanboy but i want Blueray to win simply for the larger disk space for the next Xbox!
If there is anything we can get from this news is that Sony might win the disk format war, but not the current console war (that means not dominating this time around). A high blu-ray sales is just as that; the PS3's progress report is another matter.
PS: The statement above reflects the current situation, but may change in the future, so no f-ng flamers!
Bluray is better ,just give it up HD-DVD fans.sorry.
Man blu-ray is doing really well, and think about once the blu-ray players are cheaper, if you ask me blu-ray is going to become dvds replacement.
blu-ray will win this battle
HD-DVD is going to have a hard time when Spiderman3 (awful movie) gets released for bluray. I believe that's when we all see the total sales gap start to break open.
First let me point out that I own a ps3. I like bluray but it has many problems that hd-dvd doesn't have. It doesn't do what hd-dvd can do as far as features go. Do you see Batman Begins on bluray or Matrix no. Part of being next gen is cool tech like PIP. Bluray has bluejava coming who no's when but what does that leave those that own a 800 player now? For those that think hd-dvd is dead look at what the movie Blood Diamond is gonna do. Can bluray do that? They still use mpeg2 on half of there new movies which is no match for vc1 of hd-dvd. Combo disks are a very cool bonus to me since I dont own a hd tv in every room I can pop the same movies in any player in my house. Bluray is just old tech face it what does it realy have that is better then hd-dvd. Space? Ha space is not an issue with hd-dvd if it becomes one they already have a 51 gig disk. Lets look at the total 50 gig bluray movies out hmmmm... that number is small. Most blurays are sold on 25 gig disks so space is not a factor for a nice picture and sound. The only and I do say only reason bluray isnt dead is becaue of the ps3 and more studio support at the moment. I own both formats and think this war will end like the dvd+r,dvd-r war. Did I mention that hd-dvd isn't region prone either meaning no Pal or Ntsc crap unlike bluray too :)
It's common knowledge that Blu-ray disks are region free. Yes the movie disks. You are an idiot.
HD-DVD is a better format for movies, they do look better and have better codecs.
But I would rather stick to the one that has the most support and will end up winning the format war. With Microsoft slowly abandoning HD-DVD and Universal studios looking on pulling out, while every other company has already jumped ship to bluray. No thanks mate.
You can stick with your doomed format.
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