On the other hand, cumulative sales of BD players are only about 500,000 units. Combined with PlayStation 3 (PS3) sales of around 3.5 million units, however, total sales reach about 4 million units and overwhelm those of HD DVD on a simple calculation basis.
The BD player sales must, however, reflect the fact that many consumers purchased the PS3 for the purpose of playing videogames. Some say PS3 users that usually use the PS3 as a BD player are less than a 1/4 of all users. If it were a 1/4, BD players substantially penetrating today are about 1.4 million units. Hence, in the competition of hardware penetration, HD DVD is not at all inferior to BD.