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Old 07-19-2007, 04:14 PM
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The HD-DVD Promotions Group announced today at the EMA Home Media Expo that the format has experienced record sales gains in both hardware and software. According to the group, which derived its data from NPD, Nielsen, and point of sales data, HD-DVD hardware sales increased 37% from Q1 to Q2 2007, while HD-DVD software (movies) grew by 20% in the same period.

The same sales data apparently reveals that Blu-ray slowed in the same period, with hardware sales down 27% and Blu-ray software down 5%. The HD-DVD gains were fueled by the group's spring marketing push that brought dedicated HD-DVD hardware players down to $299. The group states that there are now more than 180,000 dedicated HD-DVD players installed across the country.

The group also proclaims confidence in the future of HD-DVD, which will benefit from a more feature rich version of "300" than Blu-ray will receive, as well as the fact that almost 1,000 titles will be available on HD-DVD by the holiday season.
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Old 07-19-2007, 04:17 PM
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WOW.... fantastic news thanks for the post. The Blu boys will bash it.
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Is this information filtered through the HD DVD PG's "World Without PS3" glasses? Remember, this is the format's promotion group. I like Blu-ray but I don't take BDA information at face value.
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Have you actually played many games for the Saturn like "Guardian Heroes", "Dragon Force", "Panzer Dragoon Saga", "Burning Rangers", "Megaman 8", "X-Men Vs. Street Fighter" and other games for it?
Please make a better analogy. I love my Saturn.

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Hasn't this already been posted? I'm sure it has because I've read it in at least two other threads.

Also, this article is bogus because the actual press release is speaking in "growth" and the IGN article is speaking in "sales". Blu-ray didn't "grow" in Q2 as much as it grew in Q1.

You also can't compare growth like this because they're not off the same benchmark, they're off two different numbers. The numbers can be manipulated by using this. If HD DVD has sold 100 units in Q1 and 150 in Q2 they can boast a 50% growth. But if Blu-ray sold 200 units in Q1 and 250 in Q1 that's only 25% growth. Oh no!
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My 360 works fine no issue never been sent to Microsoft. The PS3 is not selling as the would have liked it to and why dont we talk about the Wii out selling the PS3 as well and the fact tha the Wii was a joke befor it was released. Why is every game system out selling the Ps3 and the PSP?
We aren't talking about the Wii because the Wii isn't an HD console. We might as well be talking about how playing cards or monopoly board games sell in comparison to the PS3. The Wii has little relevance on a forum about Blu-ray and HD DVD that resides in a site devoted to HD.
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Please continue in original thread...
http://forums.highdefdigest.com/showthread.php?t=12192
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