Thursday, February 01, 2007

For those of you who still don't get that the HD war has been won by Sony

Here's an article from the Digital Bits, on Nielsen Videoscan's sales tracking:
The first official retail tracking data from Nielsen VideoScan seems to show Blu-ray Disc outselling HD-DVD in unit software sales by a more than 2 to 1 margin, and the gap is widening. According to data reported in Home Media Retailing (you'll find it on page one of the digital edition available on their website) for the week ending 1/7/07, Year-to-Date tracking indicated that for every 47.14 HD-DVDs sold there were 100 Blu-ray Disc titles sold. Just a week later, ending 1/14/07, the same YTD tracking indicated just 38.36 HD-DVDs sold for every 100 Blu-ray Discs sold. What's more, tracking by Nielsen VideoScan since the inception of both formats appears to indicate that Blu-ray Disc is quickly erasing the sales lead HD-DVD enjoyed as a result of launching months earlier in 2006. On 1/7, HD-DVD's lead was 100 discs for every 85.05 Blu-ray Discs sold, while just a week later on 1/14, that lead had been reduced to 100 HD-DVDs for every 92.40 Blu-ray Discs sold.
There. Got it now?


What more do you need?

Porn is going to be dual format. Sony, Fox and Disney are Blu-Ray exclusive. Japan has a 96% HD market penetration for Blu-Ray. Now, it's shown that despite having a head start, Blu-Ray now outsells HD-DVD 2:1.

Seriously. What more do you need? A shovel to the head, perhaps?



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