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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?



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daxiang12 said:
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.



Blu-ray's advancement to becoming the mainstream format will undoubtably be longer than DVD's over VHS. In fact, Blu-ray may never gain more than 60% of the marketshare. Frankly though, it really doesn't matter. As long as Blu-ray continues to see marketshare sizes and increases like it has in the past six months, it will continue to be supported by developers, manufacturers, retailers and consumers.



People are still fighting against Blu-ray?

Give it a break already. I never liked DVD but I never went on websites and said how rediculous the format was. It is so outlandish to go into a thread about something you hate, and bash it. To this day I don't see the exitment people get in this. Is it for responses like this?



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"People are still fighting against Blu-ray?"

People still think blu-ray will never have any detractors?



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Plus, just for the hell of it: Kelly Brook at the 2008 BAFTAs

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Seihyouken said:
Blu-ray's advancement to becoming the mainstream format will undoubtably be longer than DVD's over VHS. In fact, Blu-ray may never gain more than 60% of the marketshare. Frankly though, it really doesn't matter. As long as Blu-ray continues to see marketshare sizes and increases like it has in the past six months, it will continue to be supported by developers, manufacturers, retailers and consumers.

Until something better comes out. Also Blu-Ray is not just Sony. There are like 7 other companies who contribute to producing Blu-Ray media. I think the only reason Sony has it's name on it is because it put forth the most money to produce and market the product. Still, other companies own shares of the Blu-Ray pie. It's not all Sony and Sony couldn't have done this by themselves.

 



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nice thread you got here...



"like it has in the past six months"

It hasn't. It shrunk in September.



A flashy-first game is awesome when it comes out. A great-first game is awesome forever.

Plus, just for the hell of it: Kelly Brook at the 2008 BAFTAs

XanderZane said:
Seihyouken said:
Blu-ray's advancement to becoming the mainstream format will undoubtably be longer than DVD's over VHS. In fact, Blu-ray may never gain more than 60% of the marketshare. Frankly though, it really doesn't matter. As long as Blu-ray continues to see marketshare sizes and increases like it has in the past six months, it will continue to be supported by developers, manufacturers, retailers and consumers.

Until something better comes out. Also Blu-Ray is not just Sony. There are like 7 other companies who contribute to producing Blu-Ray media. I think the only reason Sony has it's name on it is because it put forth the most money to produce and market the product. Still, other companies own shares of the Blu-Ray pie. It's not all Sony and Sony couldn't have done this by themselves.

 


People haven't even settled in to 1080p HD televisions and you say something better is coming? Also, Sony is a founder of blu-ray. The rest of the companies like Apple, Disney etc are supporters and have little share in the format, collectively. Sony stands to gain and lose the most. Why'd you think they spear headed the format by putting blu-ray in the PS3? Because, Movies>> Games.



December 14th

DVD $461.51 million up 91.83% Total 86%
Blu-ray $60.78 million up 157.07% Total 14%

Source: http://www.engadgethd.com/2008/12/20/nielsen-videoscan-high-def-market-share-for-week-ending-december/