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Old 12-01-2007   #64
DaViD Boulet
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Default Re: HD DVD Players Sold Out Nationwide This Weekend - Blu-ray In Trouble?

Only if you count the PS3. In stand alone hardware sales the month of November was around 8 to 1 in hardware sales. For the week of black friday around 3.5 to 1. Where did he get the number for PS3 units sold? 1.9M? Sony says they'll have shipped 11M by the end of the year. Are 9M of these units sitting on shelves?
Well, what's good for the goose is good for the gander:

Friday sales have pushed the HD-DVD format past the 750,000 players mark, when Microsoft's Xbox 360 add-on drive is counted in the figures
The HD DVD group counted the 360 HD DVD add-on to get that 750,000 "stand alone" figure. If the 360 game-console HD DVD add-on suddenly counts as a "stand alone" unit for the HD DVD group (which seems a rather specious re-definition on their part), why can't I include the PS3, which by definition does provide "stand alone" BD playback (needing no additional hardware), as well?

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