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Blu-ray takes lead in available titles but the margin over HD DVD is small

According to new numbers from The DVD Release Report, Blu-ray has the most titles available. But just barely.

At the beginning of November, Blu-ray had 332 titles available compared to HD DVD's 328. Home Media Magazine notes that Blu-ray will release 66 titles in the coming weeks, compared to 42 for HD DVD.

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Itachi3458d ago

HD-DVD clearance sale anyone

pornflakes3458d ago

HD-DVD sells better then blu Ray compared to the sold players.

Its like GH3 for PS3 vs. 360 (117k vs. 800k ~1:8) although there are only 2 times more xbox360's

Fighter3458d ago (Edited 3458d ago )

OFF TOPIC. GH III sold more on the 360 because of install

ngg123453458d ago

a pro propaganda hd-dvd site.

cuco333458d ago

sorry, I thought you said this site has turned into pro propaganda for HD DVD...

Oh wait, you did...

BAAAAAAHHAHAHHAHAH

Go look in EVERY HD DVD/BD thread. Most are in favor of blu but regardless of the thread topic, majority of the posts are from PS3 owners who want to make it seem like they support BD with their 2-3 movie purchases. You'll see A TON of 'hd dvd is dead' threads.

Embrace both and go purple. Be a movie and gaming fanboy, not a format or console fanboy.

For the record, I own a 360/wii/gaming pc and an HD-A2 I bought 2 months ago (own 29 HD DVDs). I am on ebay weekly trying to win a PS3 for both gaming and BD.

jaja14343458d ago

Go purple? haha I love it.

Mr Marbles3458d ago

Shouldn't Bluray have more titles if it has "all the studios" ?

Anyone have any idea why it has so few more than HDDVD?

ironwolf3458d ago

I'll bet though, that you won't get a good answer.

My guess is that even though there are more studios supporting Blu, they're still a little wonky about throwing the money into it without more surety of being right. Then there is also the low number of Blu-Ray production facilities, while HD-DVD can be manufactured on the same equipment as DVD's with only minor upgrades.

ironwolf3458d ago (Edited 3458d ago )

I'll bet though, that you won't get a good answer.

My guess is that even though there are more studios supporting Blu, they're still a little wonky about throwing the money into it without more surety of being right. Then there is also the low number of Blu-Ray production facilities, while HD-DVD can be manufactured on the same equipment as DVD's with only minor upgrades.

Edit: the submission button is hosed. Needs to be fixed.

blackmagic3458d ago

Because Universal is massive (a bit over 7500 catalogue titles):
http://www.imdb.com/M/list?...

And Paramount/Dreamworks ain't too shabby either (a bit over 3700 catalogue titles):
http://www.imdb.com/M/list?...

Compare that to:
Columbia/Tristar (a bit over 4000 catalogue titles):
http://www.imdb.com/M/list?...

MGM (a bit over 3200 catalogue titles)
http://www.imdb.com/M/list?...

Disney/Buena Vista (a bit over 1700 catalogue titles)
http://www.imdb.com/M/list?...

20th Century Fox (a bit over 1400 catalogue titles):
http://www.imdb.com/M/list?...

Sony Pictures (just under 600 Catalogue titles)
http://www.imdb.com/M/list?...

Lions Gate (just over 200 catalogue titles)
http://www.imdb.com/M/list?...

You see, Universal alone is larger than MGM, Disney/Buena Vista, 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures, and Lions Gate combined.

Keyser3458d ago

a lot of bluray companies haven't released a lot of their stock. Look at how few Fox and Disney movies have been released.

They may be waiting to see how this thing plays out or they may be waiting for interactive features. I don't know because I don't work there. (Obviously)

For me though, most of the titles I want are on bluray or exclusive to bluray.

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DJ3458d ago

Porting a bunch of old DVD movies onto Blu-ray doesn't make much sense since sales of those titles generally aren't very large; most of the people already interested in those movies already own them.

Blu-ray actually has most of the current films that have just been released in theaters within the past 8 months. HD-DVD has very little studio support, so generally you'll just find old titles on the HD-DVD racks. At least, that's what I've seen.

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