Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Intel Releases New Braswell SoCs
WD's My Passport X Delivers 2 TB of Storage for Xbox One and PC Gamers
Google To Use SSDs From Samsung: report
Microsoft Introduces The Surface 3
Samsung Now Offers New Lineup of 3-bit V-NAND Based 850 EVO SSDs for Ultrathin PCs
Samsung, LG End Legal Disputes
IBM Connects Internet of Things to the Enterprise
Project Spartan Web Browser Included In Latest Windows 10 Build
Active Discussions
how to copy and move data files to dvd-rw
cdrw trouble
Need serious help!!!!
burning
nvidia 6200 review
Hello
Burning Multimedia in track 0
I'm lazy. Please help.
 Home > News > Optical Storage > Blu-ray...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Blu-ray Disc Sales Surpass HD DVD


Data from Nielsen indicates that sales of Blu-ray media for the first time has outpaced that of HD DVD; however, as expected, both camps in the high-definition format war have different ways of interpreting the data.

For the week of February 18, Blu-ray sold 100 units for every 98.71 units of HD DVD. That culminates a several week period where sales of the disc format began to catch up to HD DVD after nearly a year of slow sales.

Analysts credit the launch of the PlayStation 3, which includes a Blu-ray drive, as helping to boost sales. The resurgent format also seems to have a five-to-one advantage over HD DVD in actual player sales.

However, this is where supporters of HD DVD step in to defend their own format.

"Given that the life to date title sales ratios are close to 1:1, and given that Blu-ray has a 5:1 ratio right now on the hardware side due to the PS3, it poses an interesting question for the Blu-ray studios of why Blu-ray software sales are not outpacing HD DVD by a similar ratio?" Universal's HD DVD chief Ken Graffeo told BetaNews.

He noted that while sales are now basically even, HD DVD players still sport an attach rate than is five times higher than Blu-ray's. Furthermore, the #1 selling title across either format is Batman Begins, available only on HD DVD. The #2 title Superman Returns, while available in both formats, shows higher sales for HD DVD copies than the Blu-ray version, the HD DVD Promotional Group noted.

Representatives for Sony's Blu-ray format sing a different song, saying that surpassing HD DVD in disc sales was no big surprise. Chief among its newfound dominance, they claim, are the technical superiority of the format, the launch of the PS3, and better availability of titles and players.

It should be noted that so far this year, Blu-ray titles have outpaced HD DVD releases by a 2-to-1 margin.

From BetaNews



Previous
Next
AnyDVD removes Blu-Ray DRM        All News        Overseas film makers win pirated DVD case
AnyDVD removes Blu-Ray DRM     Optical Storage News      Overseas film makers win pirated DVD case

Source Link Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
DIGISTOR Releases New Professional Grade Blu-ray Recordable Media
Blu-ray Players Could Install Malware
4K Blu-ray Gets a Name: Ultra HD Blu-ray
Sony Unveils New Line of Blu-ray Disc Players
Panasonic Showcases Next Generation Blu-ray Disc Player at CES 2015
Blu-ray Movie Discs Used As Templates For Improving Solar Cell Performance
Pioneer Introduces New High-end Blu-ray Players At CEDIA
Blu-ray Discs For 4K Content And 4K Players Coming Next Year
New BD-DSD Blu-ray Disc Standard Allows Storing 200GB Of Data Per Disc
Optical Disc Sales Down
DVD And Blu-ray Discs Remain Popular in Britain
Blu-ray Disc Format Moving From Consumers To Professionals

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .