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New Report Reveals Absolute Blu-ray And HD DVD Sales Figures

Postby Ian on Mon Apr 09, 2007 12:27 pm

Interesting read at High-Def Digest...

http://hddvd.highdefdigest.com/news/sho ... igures/564

Focusing on sales data for the week ending March 18 (the same week that Sony's 'Casino Royale' smashed high-def records by shipping 100,00 units to retail), it should come as no surprise that the VideoScan numbers released by Sony are favorable to the studio, with five of its releases ranking among the top-selling next-gen discs that week.

The numbers that week were equally as impressive for Blu-ray, which outsold HD DVD by a ratio of 9:2, and dominated the list of top-selling next-gen discs -- the HD DVD edition of 'The Departed' was the only HD DVD disc to appear among the top ten best selling high-def discs.

But while abstract ratios and percentages like these have been bandied about for several months now, the Sony report goes one step further, providing the first public release of hard sales figures for HD DVD and Blu-ray discs from Nielsen VideoScan, the home entertainment industry's leading source for competitive sales data.

Among the numbers revealed: as of March 18, VideoScan put the cumulative number of Blu-ray titles sold since the format's inception at 844,000 units, versus HD DVD at 708,600.

But perhaps most interesting are the per-title sales numbers for the top ten selling discs across both formats, which are provided both in the form of a weekly tally (again for the week ending March 18), and as year-to-date totals.


Here's the entire report. Make sure you check out the per-title sales numbers at the end. Believe it or not, some titles have sold less than 200 copies.

http://www.thedigitalbits.com/files/son ... 031807.zip
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Re: New Report Reveals Absolute Blu-ray And HD DVD Sales Fig

Postby Wesociety on Mon Apr 09, 2007 6:51 pm

Ian wrote:Believe it or not, some titles have sold less than 200 copies.

Doesn't really surprise me. With HD DVD and Blu-ray titles costing near $30 normally, why buy a crappy or subpar film?
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Postby vinnie97 on Tue Apr 10, 2007 4:10 am

Blu-Ray isn't as far ahead as Sony would have us believe, eh? Surprise, surprise.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Apr 10, 2007 7:04 pm

vinnie97 wrote:Blu-Ray isn't as far ahead as Sony would have us believe, eh? Surprise, surprise.


That's a funny thing to say considering that the numbers being quoted all the time are from Home Media Magazine and Nielsen Videoscan... and then the numbers you say disprove the Sony numbers are the ones coming from *SONY* and Nielsen Videoscan....

I don't find there is any real discrepancies between the numbers posted either. But I keep track of the official numbers on a weekly basis.
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