Blu-ray outselling HD DVD
Preliminary data from Nielson VideoScan research group suggests that the total Blu-ray Disc units sold has surpassed the total HD DVD units sold as of the week ending February 18th. There are not any exact quantities or hard data provided, but instead a rough ratio has been published that states that the Blu-ray format has sold 100 units to every 98.71 HD DVD units sold.
No surprise here
This really isn’t that surprising considering that Blu-ray now has more total movie titles available than HD DVD, the Sony PS3 was launched a few months ago and Hollywood studios have released more new titles onto the market on the Blu-ray format than HD DVD in the first couple months of 2007.
What’s coming next?
As the format battles continue, it will be interesting to see how the HD DVD camp responds to the latest flurry of Blu-ray “wins”. I expect to see some type of aggressive response from the HD DVD camp in the near future. Will HD DVD respond with a surprising move? If you have any predictions, let us know what you think will happen next…