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Old 12-27-2007, 02:24 AM
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Thumbs up Amazon's #1 Selling DVD is an HD DVD title

A few weeks ago I noted how each of the titles in Amazon's Top 20 HD DVD listing had, for what I believe was the first time, out-sold the equivalent ranking in Amazon's Top 20 Blu-Ray listing.

I just saw, for what I believe is the first time, that an HD DVD title Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is currently listed at #1 at for sales of all DVD titles, SD included. In fact, the top four titles on the DVD sales chart are HD DVD titles (the other three being Harry Potter films as well).

And yes, it was the BOGO sale that helped bring about this watershed moment. Even so, it's quite an achievement. Here's hoping Warner Bros. has noticed it.

EDIT: Just saw (by accident) that the smackdown forum has a thread on this. But I don't regularly read that area, and I still think it's worth including in the HD DVD Software forum.
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Old 12-27-2007, 03:48 AM
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Actually, I don't recall that at the height of the Blu-ray BOGOs that they managed to take the top DVD spots like that - but I may simply have missed it.
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Old 12-27-2007, 05:53 AM
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Nope, even with all the BOGOs, blu-ray never had a #1 title.

HD DVD owners simply buy more movies. I don't know why that is but it's true. And since every single HD DVD player is a DEDICATED player, the increasing userbase will coincide with more sales.

It'll be the HDM equivalent of the XBOX360. Whenever a hot new movie is released on HD DVD, you'll see it shoot to the top of the charts.
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Old 12-27-2007, 05:58 AM
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as of 6:00am there are 33(35) titles in the top 100 of all dvd sales

http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers...1?ie=UTF8&pg=1
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Old 12-27-2007, 10:11 AM
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Very impressive HD DVD sales right now. It is crazy that Harry Potter is taking #1-4. I have to say the BOGO list is not that impressive, and yet there are tons being sold.
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Old 12-27-2007, 10:59 AM
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Thats really good. Theres no HD titles atall in the UK amazon.
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Old 12-27-2007, 11:05 AM
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It's prolly cause we're all buyin them from the US *looks from left to right all shifty like and rushes to Zavvi to pay over inflated prices to boost UK sales* :lol:
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Old 12-27-2007, 11:10 AM
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Too bad the stoopid Nielsen ratings dont use REAL stores, like Amazon to calculate data. They conveniently skip the stores that real HD shoppers use.

Oh well....
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I just bought my Transformers and Harry Potter 5 from the UK.
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Old 12-27-2007, 11:21 AM
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Nielson include amazon apparently.. .

Actually I just ordered a bunch of UK stuff from Play and HMV websites...
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