03-16-2007 12:58 PM #1
Nielsen VideoScan for week ended March 11
Here comes some news (but I guess some HD-DVD fanboys (or Sony haters) are going to say "We already know Blu-ray is outselling HD-DVD! Bring us some news!" They don't want to listen to anything other than good news for HD-DVD but I guess they just have to wait...
Nielsen VideoScan for week ended March 11:
This gives us an estimated weekly sales ratio of 100:23
These numbers are the first numbers that include the week of the Amazon 50%-off sale. They do not include any sales of Casino Royale which was released March 13.
I guessed before (in the old thread) that the numbers should be SI 100:87.3 and YTD 100:47.6 and it looks like no released titles really meant no disc sales or Nielsen VideoScan does not get the Amazon sales numbers from Amazon. I have seen one source (pcmag.com) that claim that Walmarts sales numbers are not included. Walmart didn't think it gave them any advantages to provide sales numbers to Nielsen VideoScan. Is it the same for Amazon?
PS. I will add this link and the numbers to the "Consolidated Sales Rank thread (moved from main smackdown forum)" thread also. I have gathered some other sales and data links on the first page on this thread which I intend to updated then new links with data are published.
03-16-2007 01:14 PM #2
The calculations from the AVS spreadsheet give me a 4.4:1 sales ratio. Wow.The emergence of a single, high-definition format is cause for consumers, as well as the entire entertainment industry, to celebrate.
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03-16-2007 01:29 PM #3
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03-16-2007 02:41 PM #6
Bring us some news!!!!
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03-16-2007 03:48 PM #8
hmm, I calculate about 29,791 Blu-ray vs 6,759 HD DVD. Thats very low for both sides. Maybe the zero release week caused a real slump at B&M stores, but Amazon at least managed to keep Blu-ray up to a half decent total.
Just think what this is going to look like next week. Blu-ray sales will be up thanks to Casino Royale, and HD DVD might just be heading closer to zero.
Last edited by HarakoMeshi; 03-16-2007 at 04:07 PM.got Blu?
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03-16-2007 04:51 PM #12
Something sure doesn't seem right with the numbers.. I keep thinking Nielsen made a mistake.. 5-6K HD DVD titles? They probably sold that many standalones and add-ons and most people buy at least 1-2 titles.. Something is up... I thought the BR numbers would have been much higher. If this is correct, forget worrying about each other's formats. I am worried for HD....
03-16-2007 05:05 PM #13
I found this quote in an article:
Originally Posted by TVPredictions.com
I guess USA is the biggest market for Blu-ray but maybe Japan can contribute also. Don't know if Reuter also count blanc media and PS3 games then they claim 5.2 million sold Blu-ray discs but I think that number sounds high if you compare it to our data here.
03-17-2007 12:30 AM #14
03-17-2007 04:08 AM #15
The numbers look very odd. If HD DVD really sold so little its very poor, almost like a lot of stores stopped selling HD DVD altogether. If those HD DVD SI ratios were just 1 or 1.5 points lower it would make a lot more sense.
With SI as they are 100:89.25 I get sales of around 29,791 BD to 6,759 HD or 4.4:1.
If the SI was 100:87.75 I get sales of around 64,229 BD to 23,072 HD or 2.8:1. That would be a lot more plausible.got Blu?
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