As Wii will soon take >50% of video game console market share over two HD consoles, I just can't see how BR can overtake DVD's domination.
People say that BR is outpacing DVD at the same time frame, based on the news that Dark Knight sold 1.7 million units worldwide in the first week, beating Matrix's record of ~1 million when launched in 1999. But no one mentioned that in 1999, when Matrix DVD launched, DVD players had been outselling VCRs by 13 to 1. Also at that time, 60 million DVD movies had been sold, compared to just ~20 million BR discs.
Does anyone have any info about the stand-alone BR players sales compared to DVD players so far?
What does the Wii have to do with the adoption of HD media?
Frankly I'm getting tired of these BS arguments... "Oh I don't need HD, DVD is just fine for me...." Well who cares about you? HD is better and it is scientifically provable, the sooner you get over it, the sooner technology can continue to advance. Quit holding back the planet.
I mean if you sit and think about it for a second, can you imagine how much more advanced we would be if people weren't so hesitant to buy something new. If there weren't groups that hold on to old technology because thats what they know and they fear the future.
Here's what YOU need to do.
1. Go out and buy a PS3 or Blu-ray players
2. Start contributing to the advancement of technology buy purchasing HD media
3. Quit crying about your DVD's, don't worry, your new Blu-ray player can play them too.