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'The Hangover' Dominates the Charts

The new releases of Hangover and inglorious basterds have propelled blu-ray to its highest earning week ever.The Hangover generated 24% of its first-week sales from Blu-ray Disc, another sign that the high-definition format is fast moving into the mainstream. Inglorious Basterds generated 33% of its first-week sales from Blu-ray Disc.

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Blu-ray has set a record revenue of $86.9m for the week ending 20th december ,2009

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kwyjibo2789d ago

What kind of odds are you offering?

pangitkqb2789d ago

I bought the blu-ray as soon as it was available. Btw, if you want good prices on all things blu-ray, Amazon offers the best prices by far.

bumnut2789d ago

who has said bluray is dead recently?

wasn't the format war about 2 years ago?

dgroundwater2789d ago

I picked up Inglorious Basterds and it's every bit as good as in the theatre.

edgeofblade2789d ago

About to get a new Samsung LED-lit LCD in the next 3 months. Once I do, it will be Blu-ray for everything.

But damn... The Hangover was a mediocre movie.

Carbide72789d ago

Makes sense. The hangover was just gold.
One of the funniest movies I've seen. Haven't seen Inglorious Bastards though. How was it?

Lifendz2789d ago

And if you think Blu-ray isn't necessary for games, the devs at Naughty Dog and Guerilla Games would disagree.

Hutch23552789d ago

blu ray wont take over until the 35-60 demo takes off with hdtv, it will be interesting. 24% is not that great if you aske me considering all blue ray players play dvd's and when dvd took over people had to replace their vhs to watch them on their new dvd player so the comparaisn isn't a good one in my opinion. I love blu ray but I don't see my uncles/aunts who are intheir 50's adn 60's going out and buying hdtvs and blu ray players.

Lifendz2789d ago (Edited 2789d ago )

"I wouldn't go to crazy, those are two movies that are big with the 18-34 age crowd
blu ray wont take over until the 35-60 demo takes off with hdtv"

Dude, the 18-34 demo is the key demo for most entertainment items. While it would be nice to have the older demographic it's not crucial that not having it will keep blu-ray from taking off.

When DVD was at this point in its history I'm sure most older people were fine with VHS. They probably only really jumped on board when Blockbuster and other places stopped carrying VHS movies. Didn't hold DVD back. No one is saying DVD is going to disappear off store shelves in 2010 or even 2011, but you can't deny how successful the blu-ray format has been.

Rumor2789d ago

i have this in bluray and its hilarious.

''thats my grandmother's halocaust ring''

''i didnt know they gave out rings in the Halocaust'' hahaha

i also have district 9, they say fck after evry wrd

The Maxx2789d ago (Edited 2789d ago )

"And if you think Blu-ray isn't necessary for games, the devs at Naughty Dog and Guerilla Games would disagree."

What about the other hundreds of Devs huh? Seems to be a lot more 3rd party devs making multiplat games then there are devs that make exclusive games.

How many exclusives released this year for PS3? And how many games released that were multiplat? I think you will see that blu-ray at this time is not needed except for those very small cases like MGS4, Uncharted 2 and FF XIII. However for the next gen (possible releaed in 2012 or 2013, yes DVD 9 and possibly a standard blu-ray disc will not be enough). At the moment there is just a very very small percentage of games released that utilize the space on a Blu-ray disc. Obviously increasing the size of a game to fill a Blu-ray disc requires more resources to create that game, which most developers do not have. Look at the world of Oblivion, Fallout Out 3, Liberty City, Prototype, Crackdown...etc. very large maps with many many hours of playability yet Blu-Ray not needed.

As for Blu-ray movies...i love them. My library is continueing to grow. My next movies are The Hangover, Inglorious Basterds, Terminator Salvation, 9, District 9 and many more.

sikbeta2789d ago

18-34 age crowd are the most active overall, more active than +60 years grandpas lol

creatchee2789d ago

DVD still has life left in it - especially for discount buys. Case in point - I bought Mystic River (excellent movie) the other day for $5.00 on DVD while its Blu-brother was $25.00 a few aisles over.

I typically buy Blu-ray for action and visually intensive movies. If it's a movie that really isn't enhanced by sharper picture, I would rather save 10-20 bucks and buy a few than spend it all on one disc.

Eventually when the pricing falls more in line with DVD pricing (especially on the majority of the old catalogs and for smaller releases), I think Blu will dominate - probably in 2-3 years or so.

Hutch23552789d ago

it will take longer overall for this format to take over and dump dvd becuase the blu ray players play standard dvd's and with upscaling dvd players it would make no sense for them to stop selling dvd's like they did vhs tapes, so all the hype that it is ahead of dvd at this point is dumb. People bought a dvd player because they had to and then when the vhs machines broke down, like they did all the time, they replaced thier vhs movies with dvd, since dvd playes last longer and dvd's themselves last a lot longer than an old vhs tape, I think the target demo will jump ship first, but the others will not jump like they did when vhs died. So it will take far longer for blu ray to gain the marketshare that dvd did overall. Thats all.

Lifendz2789d ago (Edited 2789d ago )

I was always a quality over quantity guy. 3rd party games may outnumber exclusives released yearly, but if only 10% of them are worth a darn then what's your point? I know it's a matter of taste, but I think most of us would agree that PS3 exclusives are, by and large, better than 3rd party games. And I pointed to those two devs because they did some amazing things on PS3. What are you saying? Because so many 3rd party devs struggle that my point is somehow negated? Again, quality over quantity. Sony made an amazing piece of hardware but they didn't make it as easy to program for as the 360. But, if you're willing to put in the work, you can pull off some incredible things (again, see Uncharted 2, Killzone 2, Heavy Rain, etc).

The Maxx2789d ago (Edited 2789d ago )

Oh don't get me wrong. I believe Sony's 1st party Dev's have done a great job in making some of the best games this gen. Anyone who thinks otherwise are fanboys. However even you just said

"But, if you're willing to put in the work, you can pull off some incredible things (again, see Uncharted 2, Killzone 2, Heavy Rain, etc)."

LIke i said

"Obviously increasing the size of a game to fill a Blu-ray disc requires more resources to create that game, which most developers do not have."

Not all dev's have the money or the time to be able to utilize the size of a blu-ray disc. And Blu-ray is only a storage device, it has nothing to do with how a game looks or performs. Unless you want to talk about compression to non-compression but with today's Developers and the hardware, the Human eye cannot tell the difference between a compressed file or not.

Your point about if only 10% of those multiplats are worth a damn...thats still at least 2x as many as there were exclusives. Point is, you don't need a blu-ray disc to create an amazing looking game that plays great. Blu-ray only helps with the storage of the information.

What i am saying is your point is only focused on a very small percentage of developers when there are by far more developers out there that are 3rd party than there are in any of Sony's departments. So yes, your point is moot as it only applies to a small handfull of developers, and those are 1st and 2nd party developers that have the resources backed by Sony so they can create a game large enough and polished enough to utilize the size of a Blu-ray. Your quote

"And if you think Blu-ray isn't necessary for games, the devs at Naughty Dog and Guerilla Games would disagree"

would then only apply to those devs while the much larger game developer market would disagree with you. Like 2K, EA, Bethesda, Capcom, Bioware, Ubisoft and many many others who have made great multiplats and or exclusives without the need of a Blu-ray disc.

It's great to see Sony's 1st and 3rd party dev's doing such a great job on those games and to utilize the space on a blu-ray disc, this will help push the industry into making bigger and better games and will then apply pressure on Microsoft to create a new storage format as games will inevitably increase in size thanks to Sony. Good for the industry and the gamers like us.

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Feral Gamer2789d ago (Edited 2789d ago )

The only blurays I own are Dark Knight and Fight Club 10th Anniversary. I don't watch movies enough times to actually purchase them.

iron_sheik2789d ago

are super awesome
you can purchase district 9 this weekend

bumnut2789d ago (Edited 2789d ago )

thats just not true! (about all blurays been awesome)

mrv3212789d ago

When has graphics, pixels and fidelity taken over from acting immersion or character advancedment? I own Clerks 10th year special edition and I can safely say despite being in black and white and not the biggest of films it's far better than most hollywood films.

movements2789d ago

of movie watching in full swing

iron_sheik2789d ago

it is always good to see people embrace superior technology

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