Sony Gives Blu-Ray Discs for Free: Blu-Ray Outsells HD DVD

According to a study by market tracking agency Nielsen VideoScan, Blu-ray movie sales have surpassed HD DVD movies sales in the USA thanks to Sony bundling some PlayStation 3 game machines with a BD movie and a voucher for another Blu-ray disc. Several hundred of thousands of Blu-ray movies were purchased for free during the PS3 launch. The war for DVD's successor rages on: Blu-ray offers larger storage space for content while HD DVD drives and discs are easier and cheaper to produce.

The market research report claims that the numbers for the week ending January 7th demonstrate that for every 47.14 HD DVD movies sold, there are 100 Blu-ray movies sold while PSX Extreme web-site claims that during the following week, ending January 14th, the amount of HD DVDs sold would be 38.36 for every 100 Blu-ray discs sold. This is not breathtaking news if one believes 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, a studio that exclusively supports Blu-ray format; Blu-ray discs started to outsell HD DVDs in late December and by early January there were 3.5 BDs sold on every single HD DVD movie.

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Boz said,

HAHAHAH..you again. Have YOU been to any of these stores. WTH are you talking about. PS3 IS COLLECTING DUST. There are LESS titles on Blu-Ray disks then HD-DVD. You don't believe me, I'll take pictures for your fanboy ass just so you see..I will go to every closest Circuit City and Best Buy and CompUSA and take pictures of the stacks. I can even include TARGET stores since they are THE WORST with overstocks of PS3s as well.

and I can go to my local Circuit City and Best Buy stores and take pictures of stacks of Xbox 360s and signs of PS3 and Wiis being Sold Out. So what's ur point?

Blu-ray has a bigger movie selection than HD-DVD, because they have more studios backing them. If PS3 didn't have Blu-ray I would still buy a Blu-Ray player cuz it has a bigger selection of movies.

Boz said,

HAHAHAH..you again. Have YOU been to any of these stores. WTH are you talking about. PS3 IS COLLECTING DUST. There are LESS titles on Blu-Ray disks then HD-DVD. You don't believe me, I'll take pictures for your fanboy ass just so you see..I will go to every closest Circuit City and Best Buy and CompUSA and take pictures of the stacks. I can even include TARGET stores since they are THE WORST with overstocks of PS3s as well.

Can't find a PS3 in my city, had to order mine from Newegg last week. How much does MS pay you guys to astro-turf like this?

PeterTHX

I can walk into any store here and pick up like 30 copies of each blu-ray movie and there well still be at least a few 1000 copies for other people to come in and buy...

But tried doing that with HD-DVD movies, it's next to impossiable..

But tried doing that with HD-DVD movies, it's next to impossiable..

Impossible because some retailers are probably realizing HD DVD doesn't sell and won't carry them anymore.

Like I posted above, evidence and facts don't convince you, nothing will. You refuse to see the truth.

Standalones even:
http://www.videobusiness.com/index.asp?lay...amp;text=hd+dvd

means PS3 tips the scales decidedly in favor of Blu-ray

HD DVD promotions group caught in a lie (does Boz work for them?)
http://www.hddvdprg.com/eng/list.html

and finally (saved the best for last) Pack in titles NOT counted towards sales:
http://www.betanews.com/article/PS3_Effect...ales/1170704837

software sells hardware

HD DVD: buh bye!

This article completely gets it wrong.

Pack ins are not included as sales.

There is no giveaways, it's a $10 rebate on select titles

http://www.bluraymovierebate.com/ps_movies.html

Sales trends from Amazon show BD taking a commanding lead.
http://www.eproductwars.com/dvd/

"Casino Royale" is the highest selling HiDef title EVER on Amazon: by the way, it's Blu-ray exclusive.

DVD Empire lists actual sales.
Blu-ray HD DVD
Week: 66.67% 33.33%
Month: 69.93% 30.07%
Year: 57.79% 42.21%

Video Business shows for BD sales leading 62% to 38% over HD DVD. The lead increases every week since mid December. These are actual sales numbers provided by retailers.

Compare release schedules:
HD DVD:
http://hddvd.highdefdigest.com/releasedates.html
Blu-ray:
http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/releasedates.html

Which one has more upcoming titles? Hint, it ain't HD DVD.
SOFTWARE SELLS HARDWARE

HD DVD hasn't been out a year and it's already dead man walking.

Again with your BS. STOP POSTING CRAP AND LIES ABOUT BLU-RAY.

First of all if you are illiterate enough to REALIZE, Blu-Ray REBATE IS a giveaway. You buy a PS3, get a rebate, you submit a rebate to Sony and you get a free Blu-Ray disk. AND YES, they count it as sale!

You are just so into defending a format that is going down and constantly pays others to post completely false and exaggerated press releases. Not only that, but you are posting one company and it's sales volumes that has no objective effect at all. If one company is selling more of Blu-Ray disks that doesn't mean that Blu-Ray SOLD overall more disks.

Do you have Blu-Ray AT ALL?!. Have you been to the store, just look around you, it's absolutely not the way Sony is preaching. God you are such a Sony fanboy suckup. Seriously.

Boz said,
Again with your BS. STOP POSTING CRAP AND LIES ABOUT BLU-RAY.

First of all if you are illiterate enough to REALIZE, Blu-Ray REBATE IS a giveaway. You buy a PS3, get a rebate, you submit a rebate to Sony and you get a free Blu-Ray disk. AND YES, they count it as sale!

You are just so into defending a format that is going down and constantly pays others to post completely false and exaggerated press releases. Not only that, but you are posting one company and it's sales volumes that has no objective effect at all. If one company is selling more of Blu-Ray disks that doesn't mean that Blu-Ray SOLD overall more disks.

Do you have Blu-Ray AT ALL?!. Have you been to the store, just look around you, it's absolutely not the way Sony is preaching. God you are such a Sony fanboy suckup. Seriously.


http://hddvd.highdefdigest.com/releasedates.html
http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/releasedates.html

I think your just a Sony hater who wants to see them fail.

Blu-Ray is beating HD-DVD 2 to 1

Buy a Blu-Ray movie/PS3 and get a voucher for a free Blu-Ray movie

Now how are they actually beating them by 2 to 1 when half of the total for that number 2 would be free movies?

More people may have more Blu-Ray movies compared to HD DVD movies, but only because they got half of them for free.

I don't see how Blu-Ray wins and don't come and reply to me with a bunch of technical mumbo-jumbo that means nothing to any of this.

They're in the lead simply because they're giving out all those free movies.

If they weren't giving out all these free movies they'd most likely be even.

Yes, but Sony ARE giving out free discs and vouchers, Toshiba aren't. Sony right now are doing a better job of getting their format noticed it seems, from these free discs and the greater number of Blu-Ray adverts you see around.

I think Toshiba maybe hoping that the "DVD" in their product name is enough to drive people from DVD to HD-DVD. But really its just a name, "Blu-Ray" can easily become the next "DVD" with the right marketing.

phatfish said,
Yes, but Sony ARE giving out free discs and vouchers, Toshiba aren't.

Nope!

Article:
http://www.fstop-blues.com/2007/01/buy-2nd...iba-hd-dvd.html

Coupon:
http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/pdf/rebates/12370.pdf (caution Adobe PDF)

Buy any Toshiba HD DVD player and choose any 3 HD DVD discs free.

A lot of folks confuse HD DVD with HDMI upconverting DVD players.
They *know* Blu-ray is a new Hi Definition format.

It also helps that there is cool Blu-ray advertising on the "Cars" and "Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man's Chest" DVDs.

Maybe I am wrong....

But here is what I think, most of the people watching a movie or doing whatever with HD-DVD / Blu-Rays dont know a clue what you all have said here (its just becouse YOU know doest makes it a common sense thing?)

I think most will go for HD-DVD because of its name more than anything it has "DVD" in its name and most people have been using first 'CD' then 'DVD' so (assumption) they will most probably go for 'HD-DVD' as they would be comfartable with it more than 'Blue-Ray'

Blue ray only sold so much becouse of the rebate offer I think... what I think they will both go on just like 'apple'
and 'microsoft' (I know they are BIG companies) 'HD-DVD' will go for its cheapness and 'Blu-Ray' for its SPACE... you prefer a MAC or a PC, its your choice

For all you HD-DVD people. Go to the AVS forums and read about how many people are buying PS3 systms soley for Blu-Ray. So to say that Blu-Ray sales are inflated because PS3 sales are only for gaming is wrong. I purchased a PS3 just for Blu-Ray. It has 1080P, HDMI 1.3, 7.1 looseless sound and can be upgraded with firmaware releases. All this for the price of $499 for the 20 gig and $599 for the 60 gig version. To get 1080P from HD-DVD you have to pay Toshiba crazy price. Only those inferior 1080I units are cheaper.

Oh, btw it can be used as a gaming console too..............lol. I am not interested in buying movies. I use Netflix and watch all the Blu-Ray movies I want for a cheap monthly price.

OK. Seriously, HD DVD fans here, stop being so stubborn and live with it. Blu-ray is winning.

At the start, HD-DVD was winning by a huge percetage, but by a low margin. That's when Blu-Ray Disc was not even properly launched at all. There was only a Samsung player available and 50GB wasn't finished yet.

Then 50GB was done, Sony released their player, the sales start to climb up, but was still below HD-DVD. You HD-DVD fans were all "see? Blu-ray is gonna lose". I wasn't sure at all as that was just the start. Besides, Blu-ray had more potential. More studio supports, more capacity, and actually more comapnies in the camp. I thought that the Blu-ray will win eventually and I was looking on a long run, unlike some short-sighted HD-DVD fans around.

It was slow catching up and I began to think maybe I was wrong.

Well, It seems I'm correct by now. Blu-ray has exceeded in both movie titles and overall sales. It is clear that Blu-ray is winning, just how long it will take to win.

I cannot still see why some HD-DVD fans are so... stubborn and bias here and when will you guys admit that HD-DVD is losing.

Blu-ray is a superior format hardware wise. Yeah, say all the crap about the formatting and how Blu-ray doesn't use the extra space for better movie quality, the consumers can barely see any difference.

51GB Triple Layer > 50GB Double Layer???? Wow. That makes damn lot of sense.

I just can't wait for this to be over so that people can actually buy a format now without the fear that the format will lose.

HD-DVD? Blu-ray? I don't care because I have DVDs now. I am happy watching movies on DVD. I have also seen movies in HD. The extra quality is not worth me paying for a new player and re-paying for all my movies on a new format. I'll stick with DVDs and laugh at you all

I'm glad to see this.. and even more happy I've already got a player for these discs. Rented a few through Blockbuster and even bought some also. I'm very please with the quality to say the least. Keep 'em coming!

Yep, Blu-ray is going to win this race, thank goodness. Only idiots would hope for HD-DVD to win. It's inferior in every way, except for price, and once Blu-ray gets widely adopted, the prices will come down in a hurry, so price is a poor argument.

"Once Blu-Ray gets widely adopted, the prices will come down in a hurry"

How quickly exactly do you think those two things would happen?

DVDs are dirt cheap now and they came out in like what, 1998?

So yeah. Your argument works in about 2010 at the least

Here's my proof this article is bunk (and you HD DVD folks can stew in your own venom):

A Nielsen VideoScan spokesperson confirmed to BetaNews this afternoon that her firm tracks point-of-sale data where the customer makes the exclusive decision to purchase discs. So the firm's data excludes bundle deals, such as copies of the Wil Farrell comedy Talladega Nights bundled with PS3s.

http://www.betanews.com/article/PS3_Effect...ales/1170704837


Hahaha! HD DVD Promotions group (ministry of propaganda) caught!

http://www.hddvdprg.com/eng/list.html

Just shows you how desperate the HD DVD group is that they have to issue an apology for lying about upcoming titles.

LOL. I love the comments. Now those arrogant HD-DVD fans can actually be quiet. So much of invalid arguments.

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