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Submitted by drtysouf 21 2959d ago | news

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." (Industry, PS3, Tech)

TANOD  +   2959d ago
MEGATON
OMG

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

EPIC info
Shaka2K6  +   2959d ago
Blu-ray FTW !!!!!
You mean those '' HD players'' that cant even do TrueHD 1080p ???

lmao !!!!! toshi thosi...
mikeslemonade  +   2958d 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.
sonarus  +   2959d 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.
TANOD  +   2959d ago
Now the HD DVD has nothing
BUT BD has everything

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

when is HITACHi's CES keynote
gamesR4fun  +   2959d ago
yep the war is over
now if only toshiba would stop flogging that dead horse...
Tsukasah  +   2959d ago
Wow
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?
neogeo  +   2959d ago
Sorry but
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.
XXXRATED  +   2959d 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
RudeSole Devil  +   2959d ago
Did you get the memo
Let me help you

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KeMoBLUE  +   2959d 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.
MEGANE  +   2959d ago
lmao
@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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roybatty  +   2959d ago
PLEASE TAKE THIS BOTS BUBBLES.
THANKS MANG.
tatotiburon  +   2959d ago
yes yes we knew it and got i, BR won the war...please no more format news unless a new movie is coming out or something like that....THE WAR IS OVER, GET OVER IT!!
crazy25000  +   2959d ago
try telling
that to hd dvd supporters lol
bootsielon  +   2959d ago
Stop everyone
neogeo is gonna flame you if you declare HD-DVD dead, so you should stop mocking HD-DVD now, otherwise who knows what strange things might happen to you if you're flamed by him...
LightningPS3  +   2959d ago
oh okay...
now we're just pissing on HD DVD's grave.
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DarkSniper  +   2959d ago
HD-DVD had no chance when they announced they would be in cahoots with Microsoft.

$niper
Prismo_Fillusion  +   2959d ago
Wow this in unbelievable if true.
But if I were to spend $300+ on a Blu-ray player...I'd just buy a PS3.
:p
PirateThom  +   2959d ago
HD-DVDOA
Imallvol7  +   2959d ago
enough already
its like blu ray - 100000000 . . . . hd-dvd - 0

there is so much overwhelming evidence, just stop the madness. blu ray won.
Genuine  +   2959d ago
Why are contributers approving these stories
This story is not gaming related in any way ,shape, or form. Stories such as these do not belong on this website. You folks passed the contributer test and you should already know that stories with no relation to gaming do not belong on this site. If you want to discuss or post links to non-gaming stories, there is a forum for you to do so.

Contributer has been reported for not following the news posting guidelines on numerous occasions.
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mavent  +   2959d ago
stfu
go to bed, you're obviously up past your bed time
MEGANE  +   2959d ago
it has to do w ps3 and then gaming...
if bluray wins u r going to see millions of PS3
mesh1  +   2959d ago
becuase they are ps3 trolls that why they approve this and all ps3 news 360 is owning ps3 sales by 200k according to npd which they stopped posting know the ps3 trolls worship vgcharts which they 1s hated haha what tools
IntelligentAj  +   2959d ago
Correct me if i'm wrong but what section is this under? Is it not industry. Given the format that the next gen games are on is this not relevant(though extremely saturated as of late)news?
DJ  +   2959d ago
...
No wonder Warner ditched 'em. $399 BD players outsold $99~199 HD-DVD players? Pshhh.
bootsielon  +   2959d ago
Genuinely stupid
This is news for gamers, not "news about gaming". News 4 gamers are news that are in gamers' interest, such as news about technology and movies. Besides, this IS related "in any way ,shape, or form" to video games, as BLU-RAY is a fundamental part of the PS3, and HD-DVD was an add-on to the 360. Considering that you're an Xbot (everyone knows), I didn't expect more from you.
stennexxx  +   2959d ago
BLU-RAY BURNERS STTARTING AT $200 YIPPEEEEE!
SONY REALLY STARTING THE YEAR WITH A BANG. NOT ONLY DID WB SAY THE DIG BLU BUT NOW BLU-RAY BURNERS ARE COMING OUT FOR $200 ND UP. DELL AND OTHER PC COMPANIES WILL BE RELEASING THEIR MODELS WITH BLU-RAY DRIVES AS WELL. YIPPPEEEEE.
pixelsword  +   2958d ago
I can sum up the HD-DVD fanboy's comments in one comment...
... Boo, hoo, hoo; my pu$$y hurts!
tk  +   2958d ago
Last one of the spinning stats gone...
And there was none. Not a single way to spin the statistics. Well - maybe one still left...

HD-DVD outsold rest of market in the console add-on category. (And then disregard that all PS3's come with build in BR drive). It is the one category - until MS releases the BR add on for the XB360 where they can pretend to be leading any category.

Software titles - BR Check
Standalone players - BR Check
Total players - BR Check
Drives / Burners in PC's - BR Check
Support from studion - BR Check

There is nothing left... they lost every category...
neogeo  +   2958d ago
VCR for life!
a new type of VCR tape I'm making will catch on fast and win the format war.
rushbd  +   2957d ago
amusing
All those who support HDDVD is now turning into a N4G Quality assurance officer

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