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A million Blu-ray movie sales in less than a year

The Blu-ray Disc Association has announced that its high definition format is the first to sell more than one million discs, a milestone it has achieved in less than a year. Blu-ray Disc sales also accounted for 70 percent of the high-definition movies sold during the first quarter of 2007, according to sales figures published by Home Media Research.

Blu-ray Disc titles accounted for eight of the top ten selling high definition titles in the first quarter of this year and since the introduction of both high definition formats, seven of the top ten selling high definition movies are on Blu-ray Disc.

“Sales of Blu-ray Disc titles have taken off since the first of the year,” said Andy Parsons, Chairman of the Blu-ray Disc Association’s U.S. Promotion Committee and Senior Vice President New Product Development at Pioneer Electronics. “Blu-ray Discs have been outselling HD DVD by more than two to one since the beginning of the year and the gap is steadily widening. It’s exactly what we’ve said all along would happen - the strong support for Blu-ray among movie studio and equipment manufacturers means that consumers have more choices when it comes to players and titles. And they’re choosing Blu-ray by an ever-increasing margin.”

This is the latest string of announcements in the ongoing format war between Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD. Last week, the North American HD DVD Promotional Group revealed at the format’s first birthday party that more than 100,000 dedicated HD DVD players have sold in the U.S. in its first year since the format’s introduction to the market.

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RE: Sony was right
By Ravenlore on 4/24/2007 5:19:07 PM , Rating: 4
What you fail to realize is that PS2 is still selling well and that more people in total have not gotten their next gen console. in the next 2 to 3 years the real numbers that matter will start to come in. PS3 price will fall and in comparison to Xbox360 Elite the BR drive is almost free including all the other features that PS3 has, including not paying the $50.00 dollars per year for Live.

The numbers speak for themselves 100+ Million for PS1 100 Million for PS2 and we will see how may PS3's sell over the years to come. NOT to mention that PS3 will most likely last over the 6 YEARS that PS2 did. Compared to Xbox's 4 years with Xbox 360 lasting 5 at most prior to Next Box.

It has comming on 2 years and the flood of games on Xbox360 has yet to materlize!! there has been even less games than Xbox in the same given time. THUS lasting 5 years is less as the number of games will be less. Looking at PS3 the same is true it will take more time for games to come out but seeing that it will last longet than 6 years it will be more worth it.

RE: Sony was right
By jadedeath on 4/26/2007 10:33:51 PM , Rating: 2
Plus the Insomniac folks have basically said flat out that if you don't have either Blu-Ray or HD disks in your player in order to play the game on, you're buggered.

Most 360 games that I've heard of {at least the good ones} you're able to finish inside of a day, which means that you've spent 70 bucks on a game, 50 bucks per year on the Live membership, and 500 bucks on a console that is kind of like masturbating, you get a fair chunk of enjoyment out of it, but it only lasts for a little while.


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