We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
 
75,052 News Articles

Blu-ray beating HD DVD by 2 to 1

Huge US demand for PS3-backed Blu-ray

Blu-ray is winning over consumers in the US as the next-generation DVD format of choice, according to Home Media Research.

The research firm said sales of Blu-ray discs exceeded sales of the rival HD-DVD format in the first half of 2007 by a margin of 2 to 1.

Sales the Sony-backed Blu-ray discs totalled 1.6m units from January 1 to July 1 while Microsoft-backed HD DVD sold 795,000 discs for the same period.

A combined total of 3.7m discs have been sold since both formats first launched in the spring of 2006. Blu-ray has sold a lifetime 2.2m discs in the US and HD DVD has sold 1.5m discs through to the end of July, according to Home Media.

In June, both Blockbuster and Target closed exclusive deals to only carry Blu-ray movies in the US.

The news bodes particularly well for Sony's PlayStation 3 (PS3), which has seen a slow start since first launching in November of 2006 due to its high cost and limited number of games.


IDG UK Sites

Netflix to introduce price increase: New subcribers to start with

IDG UK Sites

Apple financial results: iPhones, iPads & Macs sales for Apple's Q2 2014, plus shares to split

IDG UK Sites

Twitter - not news

IDG UK Sites

See Moo Studios' new animated advert for Blue Moon beer