Sony has made the audacious claim that 90.8% of the 6,000 high definition movies sold in Australia in the first quarter of 2007 have been in the BluRay format.
6,000 movies / 2,500,000 movies (hd-dvd and bluray) = .0024
in other words, of all the movies that have been sold (world wide) in HD the australian market comprises 0.24% wow... so bluray taking 91% of 0.24% is important eh?
Bluray has a major lopsided advantage in every other country cept the U.S (where they are still beating HDDVD steadily), and they have much more studio support than HDDVD. While Austrailia may be a small market now, the bigger picture should be that Toshiba cannot claim better sales ANYwhere.
EDIT: eques judicii - that wasn't supposed to be a direct reply to you. I just clicked on the reply at the post instead of the one at the bottom.
Why dont they focus on games for a change. Who cares about this format crap. they will sink the Playstation ship trying to push a rubber dingy.
I thought sony was focusing on games already.... they have like 3 times the first party support this gen opposed to last gen. Anyways Sony isnt all about the PS3, they have more than just a gaming department, and they know if bluray becomes mainstream it can boost the PS3 sales like the DVD player boosted the PS2 sales. Have some patience the games are coming, Sony can't just pull them from a tree it takes time to develope just like every other videogame company.
That's a very stupid comment, Sony Music, Sony Motion Pictures, and Sony Computer Entertainments are all doing their separate things, and when you have all these great studios that can contribute in synergy, the answer is WHY NOT?
Xbox has TV shows for download, would you tell them to focus on games?
These things do not really conflict each other at all. Stop hating Sony for NO reasons. Please keep in mind, at the 'same' stage xbox didn't have much good stuff out either.
that 6000 isn't total sales figures. It's the first 3 months of 2007. And since I highly doubt that 2.5 million HD discs were sold in 3 months, the percentage is probably higher.
As far as why they don't just focus on games, Sony is more than just a gaming company, as is often stated. They do have a movie division as well that they have to take care of.
"The report also reveals that for the third quarter running, total HD category sales are higher than non-HD models, representing over two-thirds of total spending, with a year-on-year increase in HD sales of over 80%."
If this is accurate, then I guess the market for HD in general is getting very good over there.
"Sony Australia’s latest HD Benchmark Report puts Blu-ray well ahead of the HD DVD format. Of the nearly 6,000 HD movies sold in Australia in Q1 2007, 90.8% were in the Blu-ray format," the company said in a statement.
"The report also reveals that for the third quarter running, total HD category sales are higher than non-HD models, representing over two-thirds of total spending, with a year-on-year increase in HD sales of over 80%.
Why is this even being doubted?
Most stores here only sell Blu-ray.....
That was decided a long time ago
Here's an old link - http://www.itwire.com.au/co...
This holiday season will be the true testament to which format will succeed but in my opinion it will be blu-ray.
...stories on Blu-ray v's HD-DVD. They are all tiresome and offer no new insight. Gamers alone are not going to help either format win so we can all debate it until the cows come home - it won't make a squat of difference.
As soon as Universal announces its supporting Blu-Ray then thats when we will all know which player we should buy. Until then, we should all avoid these discussions so we don't become Toshiba's or Sony's b*tches.
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