The North American HD DVD Promotional Group has announced that more than 100,000 dedicated HD DVD players have sold in the U.S. in the format's first year on the market. This figure does not include sales of HD DVD PC drives or the Xbox 360 HD DVD player. Although raw sales of movies currently favour Blu-ray, the HD DVD Promotion Group points out that it leads in the area of standalone players. The HD DVD Promotional Group also noted that its format currently has the edge on mandatory special features, such as a network connection, picture-in-picture, persistent storage, and decode support for Dolby True HD. Consumers can also enjoy combo discs that include a DVD version as well as an HD version on a single disc for playback on both machines.
News source: DailyTech