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Blu-ray Standalone Players Outsold HD DVD Each Week After Black Friday

Sony Corp. chief Howard Stringer reversed his previous description of the high-def format war as "at a stalemate" in light of Warner Bros.' abandonment of the HD DVD format, and cheered what he now sees as a Blu-ray victory.

Stringer closed Sony's Sunday press conference on the eve of the Consumer Electronics Show here by saying "All of us at Sony are feeling Blu. But that is a good feeling. We thank Warner to release only in Blu-ray."

The HD DVD format has shown pluck, with sales of its set-tops-particularly Toshiba players-topping sales during the holiday season's Black Friday week. But BD set-tops surged during December, overtaking HD DVD players, Sony VP Chris Fawcett told VB after the press conference.

"Every week after Black Friday, BD set-tops collectively beat Toshiba players," he said. "During the week leading up to Christmas, BD set-tops were 67% of market share unit sales and Sony was 50% of that."

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TANOD3123d ago

OMG

even at 99$ Toshiba standalone players couldnt beat BD standalone players?

EPIC info

Shaka2K63123d ago

You mean those '' HD players'' that cant even do TrueHD 1080p ???

lmao !!!!! toshi thosi...

mikeslemonade3122d ago

Now no more of those articles that seperate stand alone players and PS3 players. Atleast those articles will hold less weight that ever now.

sonarus3123d ago

So what did hd-dvd have on its side. Blu ray sold more players with ps3 and apparently still sold more without. Blu ray sells more hd discs so what does hd-dvd have? I think i'm gonna check amazon for some blu ray movies to purchase. Been wanting to get dreamgirls(yes questionable choice but its a pretty solid musical) hopefully v for vendetta comes out on blu ray soon thats the one i really wanna get.

TANOD3123d ago

BUT BD has everything

I am still anticipating the 100 gig BD disc from HITACHI.

when is HITACHi's CES keynote

gamesR4fun3123d ago

now if only toshiba would stop flogging that dead horse...

Tsukasah3123d ago

What will HD-DVD backers have to their defense now? Other than the whole Paramount thing I think HD-DVD is boned. Lets wait and see if Paramount can back outta this one. And why is Universal exclusive to HDDVD? Is it contract or pure idiotic choice?

neogeo3123d ago

HD-DVD will still win this war.
by next year bluray will be long dead, and I will flame anyone that does not agree with me.

XXXRATED3123d ago

YOUR A F&*kING DUMB A$$ BIT&* ARE YOU SERIOUS DID YOU HIT YOUR HEAD OR SOMETHING WAKE UP AND QUIT SU&*ING BILL GATES D*(K

KeMoBLUE3123d ago

neogeo im SO sorry your mom dropped you on your head when you were a ababy but that was this morning and this is now you idiot.

MEGANE3123d ago (Edited 3123d ago )

@5.2 omfg that was so fcking funny!!....im seting this pic as my wallpaper....bubles 4u.....lol. wait..DID U GET THE MEMO...LOL..HAHAHAAAAAAAAAA... oh man im crying ..................can i return this!....lol hahahah

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