The Black Friday Sale showed a very important fact. Only 10% of the players sold were an HD DVD or Blu-ray machine.
when DVD first came out, it sold 10 percent and 90 percent was VHS.
Why is that bad you have to star somewhere. DVD didn't jump in with a 50% market share.
Imagine that number if this included PS3
HD DVD Stand-alone players: 678,000 XBOX 360 HD DVD drive: 270,000 Blu-ray Stand-alone players: 461,000 Playstation 3: 2.5 million anyway, people are not yet ready to own an HDTV, were the ones (the ones that have an HDTV at Home) that are going to decide what next-Gen Format should be the Standard, and so far, its becoming clear that Blu-ray is the New Standard.
Low price and the mainstream consumer are what will determine the "winner". Not the people who buy into trends first so they can keep up with the Jones'. The people who are buying in now do have influence, especially since they are so zealous about their respective sides, but in the end, it's all about affordability, practicality, and necessity. These products for the most part aren't there yet. As evidenced by continued overwhelming support for the old format.
It is the majority of consumers that decide things, not the few early adopters and gamers. If you think that the PS3 owners and the early blu and HD standalone player adopters are making long lasting format war decisions then i hate to burst your bubble. Neither side is going to give up when there are so few players (relativelty speaking) being sold on either side.
PS3 is nothing more than just a blu-ray player. Trojan horse. I need my games right this instant and PS3 doesnt do it for me. I tried to support it cause I was a fan but I've taken all that I can. I'm trading mine in for 360 because it has the games I need right now. Best of luck to ps3
PS3 is nothing more than a BD player then what about HS, UNCHARTED, R&C, WARHAWK, UT3 ,RESISTANCE and MOTORSTORM can x360 match that? U never had an x360 in the first place
you go into evry post saying how ur trading in ur PS3 for a 360....umm dude NOBODY CARES..seriously...good for you..when that sh!t starts breaking hope you can go days without playing games... you need to have an Halo avatar now...since you won't able able to play as lightning in FF13...haha atleast you can play Lost Odyssey..LMAO
lmao...Call me Master Cheif and the 360 is a POS.....
What was the point of your comment apart from showing you are a fanboy? I love playing Halo and Mass Effect to name a few, but you don't see me being a complete idiot and saying resistance what a crap game and don't even get me started about warhawk, all crap PS3 has no good games. Morons say stuff like that. Saying stuff like that indeed makes you a waste of space.
that according to a survey from last June only about 30% of homes have an HD set (closer to 36-40% by the end of this year), that's really not a bad number overall. Of course DVD is still greatly outselling it's HD rivals, it's simply the most popular format, and the most widely available/compatible. Most people are just now planning on buying the TV that can play it, in the next couple years we'll see the players catch up with that... especially if we can get down to one format.
I Wonder who will come out with the first portable high def player? LoL.
Blu-Ray...in your laptop.
Sick of all this hd-dvd vs. blue ray news.... BLUE RAY WON END OF STORY every single article they talk about how blue ray is outselling hd-dvd, yet somewhere they try to spark hope for hd-dvd if blue ray was loosing they run it to the ground about cost and shyt. GIVE UP HD-DVD.
No one is stupid enough to buy a stand-alone blu-ray or hd-dvd player when it could bite you in the ass.
Blu Ray has already won...seriously these kinda articles only prove how bad HD DVD is doing...!!!
Blu-ray 8% and HD-DVD 2%
I thought it was like ~5 percent of the market.... I know this is only one day but it just shows HDM is here to stay....
"Prime did it! He changed the tide of the war." Transformers the movie 1986
Bluray player... ~$400 HDDVD player... ~$300 DVD Player... ~$20 cannot compete with that, im amazed they even made 10%... most people (most likely not people on here, we on game forums and such tend to be more well off and do not represent everyone) can barely afford 300 bucks on a TV let alone a movie player alongside having a HDTV... and on top of that ~30 bucks a movie.
Double Post cause my PC takes 10 minutes to load!!!!!!!!
This is why the format war has to end. Otherwise, DVD will last forever.
The reason why you are saying this is obvious. Based on the comments on here and fanboys posting numbers of units sold really don't have a clue. This "WAR" was not expected to end anytime soon. No one wants to accept that it is very possible for both formats to survive. No one here can say for a fact which one will win, lose or have no winner at all. Fanboys bragging each week about BR movies winning over HD movies sold is so laughable because the numbers are actually so small compared to DVD sales. Until we actually see either format or in combination of both formats outselling DVD, then start the bragging and BSing about who winning what because they still have a ways to go before it takes the sales lead to DVD. What is sad is you have kids to grownups who cannot figure this out that they have to actually start outselling DVD before we can talk about what is what.
i am sick and tired of discs getting scratched, format wars, region locking, copy protection... etc. Can you imagine a world where we can carry all our music, media, HD movies around on flash ram attached to our keyring? In this world, who would want a silly disc like br or hdd? High speed internet and flash based ram. yep. THAT is the future.
ummmm...what does everyone expect?
Considering they "only had 5%" not too long ago I'd say this is progress.
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