Blu-ray Disc Leads First Three Quarters of 2007 Almost 2 to 1

Posted by Dave Cowl on October 23, 2007 
Filed Under: Blu-ray, Format War, HD DVD

Rueters is reporting that Blu-ray has outsold HD DVD by a ratio just under 2:1 according to Home Media Research, a division of Home Media Magazine.

Through to the end of September the ‘Year to Date’ numbers were 2.6M discs for Blu-ray and 1.4M discs for HD DVD.

The ‘Since Inception’ numbers which include 2006 are 3.01 M discs for Blu-ray and 1.97 M discs for HD DVD, a total of almost 5M discs.

The article also makes reference to an 18 month limit to the Paramount/Dreamworks exclusivity deal – a point which is often debated.

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3 Responses to “Blu-ray Disc Leads First Three Quarters of 2007 Almost 2 to 1”

  1. Kris on October 24th, 2007 8:36 am

    Yeah, make no mention that the gap has narrowed over the last couple months and that HD DVD is closing the gap more and more and this does not include the 190,000 sold Transformers week either. Certainly nothing to brag about when they have 20x more players out there, and they can’t even pull a 2:1 lead? Absolutely pathetic! If I was sony, I’d be embarassed by this news and feel that they’d already lost.. we’ll see what happens when these $198 Toshiba A2′s flood Walmart for the holidays side by side with Sony’s S300 $488. Hmm, I wonder what the average consumer will choose for high def?

  2. Dave Cowl on October 24th, 2007 9:50 am

    The article is what it is. It is interesting that you promote the idea that winning by a 2:1 ratio is actually losing? Can you explain how that works again?

    It is also interesting that, aside from one title, HD DVD supporters seem to think that it is all about players and player pricing. The reality is the purchase of a player only happens once (or a few times perhaps). What the person does with that player is the important part. For example, many of the PS3 owners are not buying all that many movies. That is a key consideration. One could also argue that someone who pays less for a player will also spend less on movies.

    Personally I think the media pricing is more important than the player pricing – something we saw recently with the ‘half off’ sales.

    If HD DVD really wants to make progress I think they need to price better than Blu-ray Discs, not the same or more.

  3. Ryan on October 24th, 2007 3:54 pm

    Honestly, who really cares? Transformers shattered week one numbers on HD-DVD but still only equated to 0.02% compared to the DVD sales (8.3 million in week one). My point; things are far from over and the public needs to decide if either format is worth it before we, as early adopters can decide which is (insert adjective of choice here) than the other.

    Also; I do find it interesting that with all the “uncounted” PS3 sales (as Blu Ray players) there is only a 2:1 lead. If Sony’s numbers turned out to be true I would think this would be a MUCH higher number. Propaganda is deadly …

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