Toshiba has sent all troops to the war field to make a pretty tough christmas for Sony's Blu-Ray. In a fantastic move by Toshiba, Walmart and BestBuy more than 90,000 HD-DVD players sold during last weekend.
Within three days, HD-DVD format significantly increased its installed base and sold nearly as many as the best-selling stand-alone Blu-ray DVD player has sold since its launch.
Toshiba A2 HD DVD was the 20th position on the Google's Hot Trends in thursday November 1st. Near 100,000 , $99 HD-DVD players sold on Nov 2. That's $200 less than Toshiba's $299 list price and $100 off retail pricing of $199. Sony's dominant Blu-ray standalone player,the BDP-S300, is $499 and has shipped about 100,000 since it bowed this summer.