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Old 02-04-2008   #229
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Default Re: HD Disc Format War Not Over By a Long Shot

Originally Posted by AudAdv View Post
You wanna talk "since inception numbers? OK

Even with a one-year head start, HD DVD software has been outsold by Blu-Ray software 2:1 "since inception".

Even with a one-year head start, HD DVD has been out-released by Blu-Ray 459:381 "since inception" if you count the 32 Paramount titles that are no longer in production, but will eventually be re-released.

And in Oct '07 it was 60/40 Blu, but now, just 3 months later it's 64/36. That's an 8-point swing, not 4 (28% gap vs 20% for the mathematically challenged) in the "since inception" numbers. 8% in 3 months is HUGE. And if things keep going at more than an 80/20 split, the gap will grow a little faster.
Not sure why your post is so aggressive, but HD DVD beat Blu-ray to market by about 3 months, not one year (March 31, 2006 to June 20, 2006).

The swing in sales ratios only reinforces the point that sales have been abysmal from the start. A significant number of sales would lead to less volatility in the numbers. That may change if volumes remain increased as they were in Q4, but there is not evidence that that is happening.

Whatever. Sales between formats means little when content is not available for both. It's not actually about formats really. It's about studio exclusivity. And that's not about the consumer.
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