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SPHE Eclipses 250K Units in Europe; Nears 1M in US

Posted August 30, 2007 11:25 AM by Josh Dreuth

IFASony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced that Blu-ray disc sales from the company have eclipsed 250,000 units in Europe and are nearing the 1,000,000 mark in the US. In Europe, similar to the US, Blu-ray is outselling HD DVD by a rate of 2:1 and continues to be the dominate high definition format.


Source: Blu-ray.com | Permalink | United States [Country settings]

News comments (24 comments)



stockstar1138
  Aug 30, 2007
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solid!

Iago
  Aug 30, 2007
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That is AWESOME!

dialog_gvf
  Aug 30, 2007
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Wow

Clearly, the European number includes the 500K give away Casino Royale's (That's a joke folks - a certain side usually accuses Sony with including give aways and games in their totals.)

Very impressive Sony!

Blu-Style
  Aug 30, 2007
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Good News all the day, WTF ?! (^_^)

TruBlu2
  Aug 30, 2007
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YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS, I love it.

This is a HUGE week for BDA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Go Get Um

monkeyman905
  Aug 30, 2007
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Ive finished work now but i dont wana go home coz every time i refresh theres more great news!!

monkeyman905
  Aug 30, 2007
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Thought i do wana go home and download warhawk!

Ps3:monkeyman905

ussrelativity
  Aug 30, 2007
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Even more good news! Just added +1 votes to all, except one, but it was a mistake.

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that1guystudios
  Aug 30, 2007
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That's good I guess...I just wish all high def sales were doing better.
If we'd have had one format, sales wouldn't be this slow on both formats.
Omnicron
  Aug 30, 2007
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Does anyone know if Toshiba or any other Maufacturer had any major announcements today? I can't find any anywhere!

I love Blu-Ray and while I see this war raging for at least another year Blu-Ray will win!

The technology has way more up side than HD-DVD because it has been developed better and has way too much backing to lose!
ABC Talker
  Aug 30, 2007
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This is awesome, but does anyone know a website that shows the news of HD-DVDumb, so we can see what the competition is doing?

E-Dogg
  Aug 30, 2007
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Wow!!!!! Can the news get any better?

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Blu Titan
  Aug 30, 2007
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This is great new BD is owning the day!

CptGreedle
  Aug 30, 2007
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Blu-ray is on a roll and it ain't slowing down!

Blu-ray San
  Aug 30, 2007
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This does not suprise me. I was in Europe visiting some family over the summer and I saw Blu-ray in every eletronic store, even small local ones!!

Some asked if I knew anything about High Definition and I told them "no" (to see what they would say) and they told me that blu-ray was great and the next big thing in DVDs anyway.....HD-DVD was no where to be found.

The European DVD/HD market looks very BLU indeed from what I saw.

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that1guystudios
  Aug 30, 2007
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Abc Talker...the best website that I know of is HighDefDigest.com
They provide unbalanced HD news for both Blu-Ray and HD-DVD.
And they usually keep VERY up to date.

kaliraver
  Aug 30, 2007
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Man things are starting to look really gloomy again for the HD-DVD camp, I am loving this!!!
BLU_BOY02
  Aug 30, 2007
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awesome!! lets increase that margin to 3 to 1 for the holidays! lets bury these HD DVD mother&$^%#@*

darkpoet25
  Aug 30, 2007
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This is great news indeed, I bet those numbers grow the closer we get to Christmas.

Excalibur-king
  Aug 31, 2007
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Lots of great movies to buy.
JT_Designer
  Aug 31, 2007
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Looks like someone just LOST 150M for backing HD-DVD...
JT_Designer
  Aug 31, 2007
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Check out this website: http://www.hddvd.com/

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ABC Talker Ľ Aug 30, 2007 11:57

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This is awesome, but does anyone know a website that shows the news of HD-DVDumb, so we can see what the competition is doing?
JT_Designer
  Aug 31, 2007
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You can also try: http://hddvd.highdefdigest.com/

This also has a section on Blu-ray: http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/

DirtHerder
  Sep 03, 2007
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It's a damn shame with this format war in this new generation precluding any real sign of success with either formats. This has been going on for nearly two years now. TWO years. Click on this article:
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0NEW/is_1997_Oct_31/ai_19947124

That report was in the FIRST year of the NEW technology that we know of as.. DVD. 2 to FIVE HUNDRED titles in ONE year...in the U.S. Everybody, remember this: The Laser Disc was the future in Hi Def. This BR vs. HD-DVD fiasco will end in tears for both sides


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