Due to the release of Spiderman 3, Blu-ray outsold HD-DVD in 71:29 ratio. Blu-ray also outsold HD-DVD in 64:36 ratio this year and Blu-ray now holds majority of HD media market with 61% since inception.
Sales chart at page 4 Home Media Magazine
Wow, imagine if Transformers hadn't gone HD-DVD exclusives, the format war would have been over by now. And Ratatouille, Cars and Pirates of Caribbean 3 aren't even out.
I know im very curious to see how well Ratatouille and Cars will perform..POTC is a given best seller
A lot of these players are in Blu Ray homes. 90k hd dvd buyers sure left that so called movie selection on the shelf. PS3 40GB of HD perfection released only last Friday helped NA PS3 sales to 55k(vgchartz). To ps3limps below: Sony released the 40GB, spidey 3, Britney Spears, Backstreet, Ratchet Official week, Guitar Hero 3 (sold to 10% install base like MS, but Wii should have been 400k). And still beat hd dvd? Halo 3 proved that game sales effect entertainment sales of other media. Sony did good.
am gonna get ratouille cars and surfs up. then spider man 3 collection and then pirates of the carribean 3 cus i already have 1 and 2. As soon as i get some money:(
Wait ... I thought Ratatouille came out on nov 6th?
ya i was going to say i saw it 2 days ago
yes Ratatouille is out but we are talking about how well it sell..
You should really check out the Pixar short film collection. It is GREAT! My 2 yr old and I had a blast watching them before bedtime.
Over 130 tittles, get it while its hot !
Danja - I was talking to MK_RED - "And Ratatouille, Cars and Pirates of Caribbean 3 aren't even out."
Waiting for this week's results because I think Ratatouille, Cars, etc will probably propel it higher than Spidey 3.
I see them ranked really high on Amazon when I went online to buy the Pixar Short Films collection, an absolute work of genius. You just have to get all these BD movies from Disney this holiday, they are just that good.
I expected both to really do well but combined boxset and Spidey 3 BD had a combined sale amount of 130k.
Ratatouille should do better. Cars will be up there as well but I'm not sure about both. Something tells me the demographic these 2 films go for are not the buyers market. I already know a few dads who are buying only the SD DVD copy due to their kids rooms having only a DVD player
I agreed. Toshiba bought over Paramount will be an excellent move for them to stay alive.
good for blu with the onslaught of great movies coming soon, blu should end the war and declare peace in the cosmos.
is this before the players went went down to $100??
same period as the $100 HD-DVD player.
It was only about 100,000 units and the sales done now unless they plan on giving even more players away I doubt its going to turn the tide.
I think they did it to counter Pixar's releases but Pixar is pounding the sales charts right now.
but majority of those players were sold to Walmart...
Guess who DOESN'T report to Nielson's numbers and why Nielson's data is being heavily scrutinized for not including the store ;)
But sadly PS3 is not. Anyway what did you guys think of Uncharted?
It wasn't perfect, the controls take a little getting use to. The camera wasn't always 100% perfect. That's all the bad news I can say about the game
It was awesome to me. It burrows a lot from Gears of War as far as controlling but it feels faster and not as bulky and it has more exploration. PS3's best exclusive game so far. It's gonna be rated M right? Too much blood and cuss words. Actually surprised me. The thing that most impressed me was the AI. I didn't expect that to feel so lively.
Dude STFU..which game have ever played which didn't take you lil while to get use to control first time playing it..and the camera is perfect I didn't experience no such probs.....what did it borrow form Gears..the cover system..? plz gears copied Killswitch then...cuss words...I guess you played the entire game huh...Douche..!!
Off topic (apart from 1st sentence)
I'm not talking bad about the game, that was my honest impression. It's not perfect, it won't be a 10. To me it's a 9.5 from the demo.
The girl on the plane says "what the F*ck was that" And there's blood all over when you kill guys. It's more Mature than I thought, that's a good thing.
i don't always agree with you alot of the time, but i do listen to you when you have something good to say, but i can completely understand why no one takes you seriously. i really think you cry wolf to much.
@6.1 dude calm down.
i thought the controls were great. i loved how you could tap the stick while on cover to change which direction you lean out and fire.
if not then at least for ps3!!
its a new IP, new game play, new graphics,new effect, this is the new next gen game!!
Yes, you are managing to divert from the topic of Sony winning the format war by saying that its still losing the console war. Every praise you gave to Uncharted was accompanied by some criticism regarding originality or mechanics.
There is no way you played anything except the demo and I doubt it was on your own PS3, so I don't know why you are talking like this about a game none of us have tried (there is a reason why reviewers don't just play demos and use that experience to give scores to the full game). You don't see me doing this to Mass Effect or Ace Combat 6.
Uncharted smashed all my expectations. I got got the every headshot task now. It's an amazing game. Gameplay, control.. camera. Everything was flawless for me. I urge you to crank your sharpness down to about -10 and your brightness up to about 50, contrast down to about 40 and sit back and enjoy the most incredible next-gen game ever!
Not to be a jerk, or play the role of a modorator. Could we try to keep it on subject?
BluRay vs HD-DVD does not have much to do with Uncharted Demo.
On Topic: These numbers are pretty impressive. I am interested in seeing what happens when the next blockbuster is released on dual media's.
That should give us a better idea of what the $99 HD-DVD unit has done for the format war.
Oh, and by the way... Good for Blu-ray. The this weeks releases are even more stellar, if you ask me. I'm buying like 2 blu-ray a week since about October 16th. It's crazy... I've got over 500 dvd's and now I'm tossing them out for blu-ray duplicates. "ha" Go RAY!!!
I don't review the same. To me concept has a lot to do. Rathcet & Clank to me is about a 7/10.
Because it's a a great game but it's also a cute platformer more for kids on a hardcore gamers console.
But not Uncharted, I give that more like a 9/10. I can't give it a 10/10 because it's not Final Fantasy or Grand Theft Auto.
AKA: Lightning did you played the entire game? i though so
also how can you be a ps3 fan and have a username of PS3 Limps on and on
Blue -ray nice sales numbers
all it says on the page is spider man is on top of blu-ray sales and transformers is 1 on hd-dvd sales....i think this news is misleading....theres no charts showing hd format sales numbers...
page 4 is a advertising for the invasion beoulve....you might mean page 14..theres no solid numbers showing what spiderman or transformers sold on page 14 either.
ok i found it on page 5...i retract my report also..maybe next time put it in your story what page too find the info at when you do another story instead of having too look in all those ads.
go to the link and page 4 of magazine, you will see it.
L O L.
Goes to show you.. people that can afford bluray players.. actually BUY 40 & 50 dollar Bluray discs & sets.
LOL..it's embarassing for Toshiba what happened to there clearance sale effect...haha...
Blu ray stands strong
still, King of the castle, king of the castle.
And all the pointless bashing towards Blu Ray. Just waste of time.
Sorry Microsoft. You are starting to lose your grip not only on the 360, but HDDVD and as well Microsft Windows.
Good rithens. Would love to see M$ come crashing down. Im not the only one saying this either :)
MS has nothing to do with this high-def jerk fest. They simply released an HD-DVD player.. I know you would love to try and lump MS into this HDDVD vs BR thing since it's handing such an ass-whooping on the PS3 but sorry chump.
Oh and yes, BR has a %61 market share of the %3 of the home movie sale market.. BR and HD-DVD have such a small percentage of the market compared to DVD that it is laughable!!!!
As much as you like to say that MS doens't have any stake in the HD market, they do. The simple fact that they produce an HD-DVD player speaks for that. MS knows that if Blu-Ray wins, the PS3's value will jump 10 fold. If they really didn't have any stake in this market then, they would have produced both and given their users the "option" to make what choice they want. They may not have any DIRECT stake in this but, it's pretty clear which one they would like to win.
well, look at the amazon sales charts right now, go to eproductwars.com/dvd , i dont know how people are saying that Blu-ray is failing. Maybe its standalone players are failing, but the PS3 is propelling these Disc sales.
eproductwars show only rates. not actual percentages of how many discs sold.(dvdempire does) try again
Uh, no, these graphs not only show you those rates, but it gives you a big idea on what going on in this format war, like the stats from the Home Media Magazine, they fit with the amazon sales charts perfectly.
More simply put that is around 2,5:1. Very nice indeed.
The Blur-ray fanboys are really stretching now to come up with ratios like this. Normal people would just round to the nearest common ratio, something like 7:3, but I guess 7:3 doesn't sound as impressive as 71:29. Gotta have those big numbers!
I love it, hahahaha
Sorry, but here comes Shriek 3... Those numbers will flip in a heart beat dudes. lol At least when Transformers was out Blu-Ray had to give out that buy one get 2 free stuff to counter it.. Also Sony CEO already admitting defeat.
It's been like this every week for about a year!
Where the hell have you been?
Transformers couldn't even get ON PAR with Blu-ray, and it was one of the biggest films HD-DVD will ever have. Not even Michael Bay likes HD-DVD. Speilberg hates it too, his titles are for BR despite the "exclusive" (temporarily) deals.
How can Shrek 3 even HOPE to compete with the likes of Pixar and Pirates when it barely edged out Transformers (by 2million) domestically?
Sony CEO did not admit defeat, but HD-DVDEAD did. And so did you with your ignorance.
Obviously, in the week on the $99 player, HD-DVEAD couldn't even make a splash. What do you people see in it? PATEHTIC SCUM!
Nah, nah, nah, nah..
Nah, nah, nah, nah..
Hey, hey, hey..
HD-DVD is as good as Dee Eee Ay Dee.....DEAD!!!....AAHAHHAHHA
i'm only doing this for pity, but since you have 1 bubble no one is actually reading what you have... soo you really are wasting your time.
when the PS#3 was launched Blu Ray didn't take the lead til January. Give it time.
HD DVD launch 6-8 month before Blu ray launch so... no time needed
HD DVD is a dead format
there are still more HDDVD stand alone players out there! </silver_lining>
The Pixar releases are going to make the margin even larger. The HDDVD camp better hope Shrek 3 can deliver.
i just bought ratatouille last night it was great! got a 96 percent overall on metacritic! when i bought it at wallmart here in jacksonville, there were only 3 left on the racket. i believe this(ratatouille), cars and pirates of the caribbean, would propel the lead even more...
Blu Ray have a BOGO sale last week??? I'm not sure just asking.
Blu Ray have a BOGO sale last week??? I'm not sure just asking.
Sorry for the double post. Damn computer!
hopefully hd-dvd does this also...
No that was for one week on disney's old movies.like 2 or 3 weeks ago. It was the same week transformers came out.
BRD along with Pixar is a force that can't be stopped!
Confusing ey ? ..
First u hear blueray is outselling the HD-DVD and it looks very good for blueray ..
The u hear HD-DVD has made an amazing comeback and it look very promising for the HD-DVD..
Now the Blueray is outselling the HD-DVD again ? like wtf ..
Looking forward 2 when all this is over .. (one format FTW)
hd-dvd group is acutally selling better in stand alone players..... but they ALWAYS seem to push aside the fact that ps3 is a viable blu--ray player.
In the end it comes down to media sales.
Around the world blu-ray is dominating except for the BIG market of usa.... but as months pass we can see blu-ray increasing 1 percent at a time.
When a few big movies come out, its amazing how much the sales figures change. Blu-ray still winning but this shows that its not over yet.
can't analyse information
HD DVD came out 6-8 months before Blu ray did yet:
- Blu ray have sold more disc than HD DVD even with HD DVD 6-8 months head start.
- Blu ray keep selling more disc
- Blu ray has a larger install base ( HD DVD camp needs to stop whinning like a b.tch about PS3 not being used as a blu ray player)
- HD DVD needs to pay studio to stay in competition
there is a clear winner here
I dont hear negative things about it vs spiderman (I actually enjoyed SM3).
But through observation there was more store traffic than spider man launch week. I would say the rat caused stores to be just as crowded ans transformers week.
So many ppl buying the dvd version though.
Ratatouille Sound is quite insane on uncompressed. I have never heard a cartoon with soo much CLEAN sound with nice impact on the subwoofer.
Its not overbearing sound like some action films, but you know the sound is there. The nice use of the woofer made the film actually more immersive than many action films.
this is just crazy. I'm a Blu-ray supporter and I really thought HD-DVD would be on top this week because they moved so many players but it seems no one took any movies home with them. It really is looking like HD-DVD is going to die to me.
I wonder how many blu-ray discs has been sold if you include game sales with movie sales.
And how many HD-DVD discs?
...that the numbers posted in that do NOT reflect the sales of the HD-DVD players. Go ahead fanboys and disagree. I am just showing you the facts and how news seems to be tailored to what some people wanna hear.
Here is another, more reliable source for this article:
"Keep in mind that these numbers are from last week, so Disney's two blockbusters aren't included and HD DVD's highly successful sale of the HD-A2 was too late in the week to impact the results, as well."
There is no need to declare any victories by either side, as this holiday season has plenty of time left. And don't forget that Nielson does not include any results from Walmart.