Despite the recent moves in the HD format war, Blu-ray continues to dominate HD DVD in the place that matters most: disc sales.
We have seen Paramount change sides for US$150 million, and Toshiba dumping the A2 at fire-sale prices to make way for its new A3 player. Yet even with the massive release of Paramount's "Transformers" on HD DVD, it wasn't enough to keep Blu-ray from dominating in sales of discs.
The Nielsen VideoScan sales for the week ending 11/4 show BluRay with a 71% to 29% lead in sales over HD DVD. Year to date figures show Blu-ray at 64% to HD DVDs 36%, and since their inception, BluRay has a 61% to 39% lead.