"DEC. 21 | Fourth-quarter HD DVD releases The Bourne Ultimatum and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix are outpacing similarly high-profile Blu-ray titles, according to Universal Studios Home Entertainment and other industry research sources."
"according to Universal Studios Home Entertainment and other industry research sources." (amazon)
lol, you beat me to it...
br fans that's laughing might not be laughing next year.people that bought the stand alone hd dvd player are starting to pay off for hd dvd and it starting to make up a little ground on br and they will sale a lot more hd dvd stand alone players.
the truth is that neither one of them is making a dent in dvd sales,hell dvd is starting to sell less then they use to and it's not because of the new formats they are added in and even the rentals of dvds are dropping off.
people are starting to rent or buy their movies by some typ of download.they have different companies that offering downloadable moves. people might not like it but the fact is that the same thing is happing to dvds that happened to cds.
i don't care who wins but how can br fans say that br is better then hd dvd when they both play at 1080p.i know that br fans will say that br has more space but that's not true any more because hd dvd will start releasing their movies on 51gb discs.
br use to be the worse out of the 2 because it had less extras and it wasn't able to work with the net like hd dvd can.i know that br fans will say that know one want or watch the exras and it's not true,why is it that a 2 disc version with a whole bunch of extras out sell the single disc of the same movie when they average about $7 to $8 more.if people didn't care about extras like br fans are saying then why is it that sony is releasing a new version of br that will be able to work with the net and have more extras so it could do what hd dvd did since they first released them.sony wouldn't do this and have all the br stand alone players that people paid $600 to a $1000 be obsolete in about a year after they bought them because they want be able to play the new br disc and sony admitted this.
the reason that br didn't have all the stuff that hd dvd had when sony released it was because sony rushed it so they could put a br player in the ps3 so they could get them in homes a lot quicker,it was a smart move on sony part but now they are having to upgrade br so it could do the same thing that hd dvd is doing already.so the br fans and even hd dvd fans that say that br or hd dvd has a better picture or just better are just fanboys that's bias and childish to act like they do because they are the same damn thing one isn't better then the other.
people that's fighting over what format will win might be fooled because there's a good chance that they both might lose.if they don't start making a profit about the end of next year and they are in the same place they are in now neither one will win they will lose because neither one can keep loseing money year after year on them.
N4G is deterioting fast
SALAVATION is needed
BTW BD is beating HD DVD 2:1 at the moment @ AMAZON
http://www.eproductwars.com... ----------AMAZON sales rank
thats right BD is beating HD DVD 2:1 at THE MOMENT on AMAZON
SALES RANK OF TOP 100 BD vs HD DVD products at AMAZON
HD DVD 2278.88
******* REPORT the USER and the STORY
When Sony makes a claim........ALMOST......" ;The Sony brand".....Please
Just like the HD-DVD guys didnt take down the Blu-Ray site yesterday, right?
Blu-ray HD DVD
110.1 141.8 top 10
256.52 559.76 top 25
1074.32 2278.88 top 100
Blu-ray HD DVD
110.1 141.8 top 10
256.52 559.76 top 25
1074.32 2278.88 top 100
TANOD, you are the perfect example of SPAM right now...
lol they are already trying to spin the sales data before it gets out. Common you know at the end of the day blu ray will still outsell by the usual 2:1. Blu ray has more titles people want to watch. Sure i wanna watch bourne but not more than i wanna watch pirates 3 or spiderman for that matter.
...and Spiderman 3 were flies on a turd. You don't need blu-ray to watch those piles of stinking rubbish. Mind you, Bourne 3 and Potter 5 don't make me want to rush out and invest in HD-DVD either. I might be interested renting them all if they were available in the same format. Oh but wait, his stupid f**king format war has made sure that won't happen for a while.
Laugh out Loud.
but if this was a bluray article saying the same thing it would be approved in a heartbeat.
boy it's amazing who becomes contributors these days...
i'm not approving, bluray/hdvd numbers don't belong here anymore than stupid new movie release news.
I agree. This is news for gamers, not news for movie fanatics.
I really don't know why u xbox fans are mad that BR is going to be the standard HD player... That has nothing to do with xbox. Its not like HD DVD is integrated in your machine.. right.. Unless u are one of those idiots that bought the HD DVD player ad on, then ya you have the right to be mad, but at yourself not at BR and Sony...
This is from Universal... wait for the neilson numbers.
It's amazing that people care about this, it really is.
Then I realized I don't care about the format war. I have HD Cable, HD Video on Demand, Broadband internet, Netflix, DVD and Xbox Live. Don't have any more room for HD DVD and Blu-Ray, they scratch to easily anyway (thats what they want) <---They can both go to hell.
Scratch resistant material.
"Then you wouldn't mind moving your PS3 while it's in the drive or leaving it out of it's case for to long? Let your little brother or a friend borrow them and leave them out."
Actually, I could move my PS2 without it scratching any discs; same goes with PS3 (has the do with disc drive, not disc itself). But yeah, I leave my Blu-ray discs out without any issues. I think pounding on it with a nail will do some damage, but it's resistant to faint scratches, steel wool, oil, liquids, etc. Pretty cool stuff.
Then you wouldn't mind moving your PS3 while it's in the drive or leaving it out of it's case for to long? Let your little brother or a friend borrow them and leave them out. It is immpossible to make scratch resistant disc but data on the other hand doesn't scratch and goes with me everywhere.
Um maybe you need to "actualy" watch the video (all the way through) and a little more carefully? seriousy.
Scratch resistant discs are a fantastic idea but how do so many people manage to scratch the crap out of their discs? When you want to use it you take it out of the case and put it in the player, then when you are done with it you remove it from the player and put it back in the case, right? :-P
I guess this is why i never lend movies or games to my friends, damn disc scratching _ _ _ _ pirates.
don't bother with this ediot he's an XBOT.
blu ray discs scratch too easily? easy to see you havent had 1 then moron
If the Blu-ray version of Harry Potter outsold the HD-DVD version (which basically always happens, and by a wide margin).
If people thought they were buying the blu-ray version of Harry Potter, but instead were receiving the hd-dvd version.
Anyone else getting tired of the endless bland Blu-ray vs. HD DVD news? There are very few objective articles. Considering the site is news for gamers, the top stories on the front page a few minutes ago were all format war. Don't get me wrong, i like a good read about the format war but all these articles are starting to look the same. Blu-ray yay, no wait HD DVD yay, no wait blu-ray yay. I personally think neither format is going anywhere, there is too much money invested on either side. They should just start making apple and pc style commercials and all studios can release on both formats.
Problem solved, then everyone can be happy :-D
as with blu ray sales....I guess 160K is the numbers too beat right now..considering the blu-ray side aint lying...
This article amounts to tabloid reading. Believe the numbers if you dare. Spiderman 3 - 30000 in it's first week? Yeah. Right Kenny. Just like Transformers sold "190,000" in it's first week.
I LOVE how the HD-DVD group has to try to go on record about statistics and sales before the official numbers are released. It's like one of your incompetent friends who always walks right into being the butt of every joke.
CONSPIRACY pay off! WAHHHH here come the sonyfanboys
This fake statistic forged by Universal surely make 360 fanboys happy lol.
Because as it stands now on amazon, the Blu ray version of order of the phoenix stands at 158.
The Hd dvd version stands at 247
And who are these "other sources" anyway?
Well before anyone says I'm making up those numbers, here is the link
Don't know if this is true or not, I will wait to see the Nielson numbers first but if it is true then there are a lot of people that will be eating some >SERIOUS< crow on this site.
Between 845pm and 849pm HD-EAD sold 1 copy of transformers at Wal-Mart in Up state New York... In that same time period, at the same store... Blu ray sold ZERO!!! It looks downhill for Blu Ray now....
Don't believe me? Look at the releases for 2008 and compare them if you can
Blu-ray will continue its weekly winning streak till it wins the war.
you dishonor a great man with that avatar.
here are the movies postponed for hd-dvd
* Bell Witch: The Movie (Big River)
* Flashdance (Paramount)
* Ghost (Paramount)
* Golgo 13 (BCI)
* The Jack Ryan Collection (Paramount)
* The Jason Bourne Collection (Universal)
* Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains the Same (Warner)
* An Officer and a Gentleman (Paramount)
* Saturday Night Fever (Paramount)
* That's the Way of the World (BCI)
and here are the blu-ray dvds.
# 1,000 Places to See Before You Die: 50 Favorite Destinations (Image)
# 50 Paintings from the Museum of Modern Art (Image)
# The Amazing World of National Geographic (Image)
# The Amityville Horror (1979) (MGM)
# Art Wolfe: Vanishing Act (Image)
# Battle of Britain (MGM)
# Bell Witch: The Movie (Big River)
# A Bridge Too Far (MGM)
# Bug (Lionsgate)
# Celine Dion: A New Day... Live in Las Vegas (Sony BMG)
# Commando (Fox)
# Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Sony)
# The Da Vinci Code (Sony)
# Dances with Wolves (MGM)
# Dodgeball (Fox)
# Dude, Where's My Car? (MGM)
# Gattaca (Sony)
# Glory (Sony)
# Hannibal (MGM)
# The Hoax (Buena Vista)
# I, Robot (Fox)
# Ice Age (Fox)
# Independence Day (Fox)
# Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains the Same (Warner)
# Legends of the Fall (Sony)
# Marie Antoinette (Sony)
# Meatballs (Sony)
# The Princess Bride (MGM)
# The Professionals (Sony)
# Red Dawn (MGM)
# Ronin (MGM)
# Sense and Sensibility (Sony)
# The Silence of the Lambs (MGM)
# Starship Troopers (Sony)
# The Thomas Crown Affair (1999) (MGM)
# Tristan & Isolde (Fox)
# Turistas (Fox)
# Winged Migration (Sony
pretty even list of release dates pendings as well...scarface for hd-dvd...nice.
Where did you get that list....................You're ass??
Well, obviously those 750,000 SA HD-DVD players are being used. For the amount of "bluray players" sold in the US that is really very SAD. HP on HD-DVD sold more then the bluray version with about a million and a half less "players" in homes. If the story is accurate, which I think it is.
This also proves that in no way is HD-DVD dead , it's actually the furthest thing from it. Hasn't WB had some growing bluray disc problems recently?
T3 and Bladerunner have had problems on blu ray.
what about the links that i posted is spin? where did i say blu ray sucks or try to pump up hd dvd in any way? all i did was simply state that warner has had some problems with encoding and you jumped all over it like someone dissed your mom or something. calling someone biased or really really stupid for posting a link to a fact shows your maturity level and exposes you as the fanboy you really are.
It is like saying Goodyear had problems with rubber therefore Toyota's rims that uses Goodyear are the problem.
The did something wrong with the encoding. That means the problem was before it hit the disk. Spinning it as if it is a Blu Ray problem just exposes you as really really biased - and really really stupid.
Whatever the case may be TK, the problems WB's having are not problems with any of the HD-DVD versions. WB has got to be getting pretty sick of sending out replacement BD's.
So really it is fact that WB is having problems with their Bluray releases , and 0 problems with their HD-DVD releases to this point. Spinning it as not a Bluray problem is pretty "daft". No?
And WB would want to go blu ray Exclusive. When stuff like this happens with blader runner and T3. Good job i got the HD DVD Copies instead.
I will lose my last ounce of respect for hd dvd. Blade runner is having this problem too. Warner has a replacement program (go to blu-ray.com), but I hesitated to buy Harry on Blu-ray until it was fixed: now I see this? hmmmmmm?
Blu-Ray is dying, just like the Playstation 3. Rest in Peace Blu-Ray.
u gotta be noob xbot.
Since when does HD-DVD outpace any BR titles? LMAO!
HD-DVD titles never sell better than BR versions.
BR is the leader in Hi-Def. 70%+ of the HD market!
But What hits do HD-DVD have besides Bourne, which is an exclusive title.
HD-DVD group are a bunch of C0cky folks.
I've also seen a "trend" LOL!
Whenever HD-DVD comes out with news and numbers that their doing better than BR or whatever, a day or two later BR comes out with the "REAL" numbers and facts.
BR always shuts down HD-DVD's "fake claims"! and they prove to the industry that their facts are alway right!
It's kind of what I said earlier about Transformers, BR saw the
"fake huge number" that HD-DVD claimed they had and did research and they got the "real" numbers out.
Kinda sounds like what Sony did for the PS3, doesn't it? Grow up and stop pretending like Sony is a little angel and always tells the truth.
like when Disney proclaimed 160K Pirates 3 sold 1st week of Pirates release.
But lets see, RIGHT NOW BR can't be stopped!
The things I am mentioning are the truth about HD-DVD. "They" are the ones who bring in those fake numbers and shine it all over the WEB.
Right now the BRD group can't be putting out lies, they are winning so they have no reason to lie.
HD-DVD did this move to attract consumers to go HD-DVD!
anyways I'm done with this topic.
website still proclaims that 7 of the 8 major movie studios still support Blu Ray. That is a lie.
Sorry i`m new to all this Blu-ray & Hd-dvd warring which is going on.
My question is this, do PS3`s count towards the total number of Blu-ray hardware sold, or is purely on Stand-alone.
If the numbers are included then the comparison is pointless as i can safely say that 2 out 5 PS3`s sold won`t be used as a blu ray player for a long time due to the fact that not everyone is able to afford HD TV`s, or have no real reason to replace their normal SD-TV`s until they break.
If some one buys a HD-Drive for the 360 then obviously they are buying into the Tech as its pointless purchasing it unless you are going to use it. PS3`s However come with it as standard (Blu-Ray), but that doesn`t mean people take advantage of the Films at all.
Yes, the PS3 counts in total bluray player's sold. IMO it shouldn't be counted , because some of us only bought the PS3 to play games. I know this is incredibly shocking to most , but true.
The 360 AO is counted in the SA numbers because like you said, if someone buy's it, they are only buying it for one reason - watching HD-DVD's.
Basically , the numbers for HP on bluray are very poor for the amount of "players" sold. I wonder if Disney is paying attention to how well Potter is selling on HD-DVD? They may want to get a piece of that.
"That ps3 shouldn't be counted along with the rest of the blu ray players sold."
Yes it is a game system. BUT it is also a blu ray player. You can still watch bluray movies on it. Therefore it SHOULD count along with the rest of the players.
It is a game system. It is a blu ray player.
And as to that disney comment, if they are watching the harry potter sales, they'd see that the Blu ray version is selling better.
Think I'm making that up, here is the link:
Btw, that link shows that the part in this article about amazon showing potter doing better on HD dvd is a total lie. Just look at the amazon rankings on both for the REAL facts.
It is what is. Plain and simple
The statement you disagree with is simply my opinion.
I did say the PS3 is counted with total bluray sales however.
IMO, WB had Ken Graffeo give the numbers so they didn't have to upset the blu side. The numbers are most likely
On the Disney thing: The attach rates for the PS3 and movies is horrendous. This is not the case for HD-DVD.
I love the PS3 for gaming, but if anyone really thinks any major studio is going to continue to trust the PS3 and it's low attach rates to push their movies, they need a reality check. Disney is most likely thinking things over.
Kinda funny how this story disappears from the tech section headlines and the front page but the two older blu-ray stories are still up. Goes to show you how biased fanboys on n4g really are.
turns out it was true
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