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Old 11-05-2007   #12
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Default Re: HD DVD Players Sold Out Nationwide This Weekend - Blu-ray In Trouble?

Originally Posted by tigeraudio2007 View Post
Blu-ray may be selling more software (although Transformers on HD DVD blew Spider-man 3 on Blu-ray out of the water in each of their first weeks by reportedly 3 to 1, Ouch!)
I'd like to know where you heard that, as far as I know no numbers have been released on Spiderman 3 yet but it has been said it is Sony's best selling Blu-Ray so far which means it sold more than the 122K that Casino Royal sold in the same time period.
according to
"Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced that 'Spider-man 3' has become their best selling Blu-ray title to date. Final numbers are a few days away, but it appears that the web-slinging hero managed to surpass sales of Sony's longtime Blu-ray golden-child 'Casino Royale' in its first week of sales.

As for Transformers, According to those sales numbers were greatly exaggerated.

"they've claimed to sell 100K (Transformers on HD-DVD) in one day and 190K in one week. Exact point of sale data from 3 retailers that make up 62% of the high-def market show sales of 73K units for the week. Being very generous, they could possibly reach 125K-130K, which would barely set a record for HD-DVD. "

So your 3 to 1 figure seems highly unlikely!

With Cars & Ratatouille coming out tomorrow, Close Encounters of the Third Kind next week, Pirates of the Caribbean - At World's End & Live Free or Die Hard (As well as the 4 disc set) coming out soon there are a lot of big titles coming on Blu-Ray, that will really boost the Blu-Ray sales.

Personally I've been buying a bunch of Blu-Ray movies lately, with Best Buys $17 sale & Amazons buy 1 get 1 sale I have 20 Blu-Ray movies I haven't had the time to watch yet & I'm going to be getting a few more tomorrow as BB has more titles on sale & I just ordered Cars & Ratatouille from Amazon.

While Toshiba has been having fire sale prices on players Blu-Ray has been selling a lot of movies.

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