Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) today announced that the blockbuster Bond title Casino Royale, released March 13 on Blu-ray Disc, has hit the 100,000 units shipped mark and is setting records at retail for greatest number of high-definition copies sold in one day.
"As a point of comparison, the first DVD title to ship 100,000 units took approximately 11 months (Air Force One, in February 1998)," said David Bishop, president of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. "Casino Royale on Blu-ray has done it in far less time and is clearly demonstrating the format's robust growth in the marketplace."
"Blu-ray has accounted for approximately 70 percent of the high-definition market since the first week in January, and as that market share continues to grow, we are dedicated to providing consumers with the content they crave," added Mr. Bishop.
Sony Pictures also confirmed that all of their upcoming Blu-ray releases will be released on 50GB dual-layer discs. Upcoming titles include The Pursuit of Happyness (March 27), Warriors of Heaven and Earth (March 27), Volver (April 3), Identity (April 3), Secret Window (April 24), Catch and Release (May 8), Donnie Brasco (May 8), Revenge (May 8), Stomp the Yard (May 15) and Closer (May 22).
That seems like a twisted figure, it might be selling quite well but the 100k 'SHIPPED' is most likely because it's free when you sign up to the Playstation Home Network for the PS3. I'm not saying it's not a good movie or a good transfer but it's a bit of a coincidence right?