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Old 11-01-2008, 09:40 PM
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Default October the biggest month in Blu-ray History

I think the rumors of blu-ray's death are a bit premature with a 12 percent market share against DVD! ; ) Seems that this holiday season may not be as bleak as some are predicting.

Figures are in for last week and the Incredible Hulk stole the show. I had read that 275,000 copies were sold in it's first day of release alone with an 18 percent share against DVD.

http://www.engadgethd.com/2008/11/01...nding-october/

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Nielsen VideoScan High-Def market share for week ending October 26th, 2008
by Ben Drawbaugh, posted Nov 1st 2008 at 7:31PM

Who'd a thought that The Incredible Hulk would sell so well? We sure didn't, as we predicted sales to be down more than 1.26 percent, on this week's Nielsen VideoScan chart courtesy of Home Media Magazine. Thanks to the Hulk, Blu-ray managed to net $17.71 million this week, which makes October the biggest month in history. In fact, consumers spent $76.86 million in October alone, which is more than all of August and September combined -- it will be very interesting to see if Blu-ray can keep this up through the last two months of the year though. For whatever reason the green monster was a hotter seller on Blu-ray than DVD, as it outsold Indiana by about 4:1, which is about twice as much as the DVD version managed against the same competition. This showed up on the Blu-ray title share chart, as the Hulk stole over 18 percent away from its DVD version, which to our memory is the best of any day-and-date title ever. The fun is over next week though, as there are only so many comic book movies around, and the next one isn't due for about a month. But when the latest Batman does hit the shelves, watch out, as it should easily outsell every Blu-ray title to date including the mighty Iron Man.
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Great news, but really does belong in Sales Data and Ranks Sub-Forum.
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Stop posting this rubbish guys, Blu-ray is dead.





(for the sarcastic impaired...you just read some)
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Looking forward to the last two months of 2008.

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Not bad for a dead format
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Is it too late to say "and so it begins..."

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Stop posting this rubbish guys, Blu-ray is dead.




(for the sarcastic impaired...you just read some)
I thought it was dead too reading the constant "Doom and Gloom" around here at times.

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Somethings wrong here, articles about Blu-ray are usually jumped on by the usual suspects, telling 'Blu Bots' how it is, preparing us for Blu-ray joining HD-DVD in obsolescence?

It seems they don't comment when a positive picture is painted, strange.
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Somethings wrong here, articles about Blu-ray are usually jumped on by the usual suspects, telling 'Blu Bots' how it is, preparing us for Blu-ray joining HD-DVD in obsolescence?

It seems they don't comment when a positive picture is painted, strange.
And regrettably, threads like this get moved to a sub-forum in spite of the fact that they are in direct contrast to all negative material posted around here.
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Somethings wrong here, articles about Blu-ray are usually jumped on by the usual suspects, telling 'Blu Bots' how it is, preparing us for Blu-ray joining HD-DVD in obsolescence?

It seems they don't comment when a positive picture is painted, strange.
LOL, I think it's fairly obvious, if it agrees with what we already believe, what is there to say other than +1 and I agree. We start getting into arguments when there's something we don't agree about.

What's strange is that Blu-Ray naysayers DON'T POST in the positive threads...wonder why?

Trolls perhaps?

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