Originally Posted by Neil Peart
At my local Best Buy, it looked like there were only a small amount of Blu-ray and a ton of HD DVDs, but then I went around the corner and looked on the back side of the shelf and there were a TON of blu-ray discs. The problem is that they all seemed to suck compared to the HD DVD titles. Does anyone know who gets priority on having their discs displayed better? It seems like that could sway the public to one over the other. If all the HD DVDs are right there when you walk in the store, Id venture to guess that "newbies" would be more apt to ask about them.
I wonder how many people though buy either one thinking they will play on their DVD players?
First, you may buy floor space at Best Buy. In other words you can pay to have HD DVD in the prime spot. I know BD was in it for a good amount of time when the PS3 first came out.
Second, yes something like 18% are returned to the store because they didn't play on their DVD player. At least that was the number in February or so. Supposedly Best Buy, Wal-Mart, etc. are much better at confirming that the buyer has the correct player before selling it to them.