Blu-ray, HD-DVD Neck-and-Neck

Sony Computer Entertainment America tells Next-Gen that Blu-ray disc sales lead HD-DVD sales by only 1,000 units, but expects that gap to widen thanks to PlayStation 3 sales; top two Blu-ray titles and overall format unit sales within...

In response to an inquiry from Next-Gen, SCEA states that cumulative Blu-ray unit sales stand at just over 439,000 units, while total HD-DVD sales are just under 438,000 units. Blu-ray currently stands as the number one new DVD format in unit and dollar sales, according to research firm NPD Group.

HD-DVD players launched in spring last year, while Blu-ray players first released in the summer 2006 time frame. Sony expects the new generation movie sales gap to widen throughout 2007.

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