Originally Posted by Wendell R. Breland
As to "Attach Rates". Does anyone have verifiable data as to the number Blu-ray disc sold? The number of devices used a BD player? Does anyone have verifiable data as to the number HD DVD disc sold? The number of Devices used a HD DVD player? If you do not have such data then posting statements or numbers as facts is against AVS rules. Opinions are OK but they are to be noted as such.
Stated as an opinion: The RED folks seem to be completely baffled
Stated as a fact: You are the only one baffledPlease do not make any of this personal
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Verifiable data? Yes. The BDA announced sales of 1 million BDs in April, with HD DVD saying they weren't far behind, and Sony announced sales of 1.5 million PS3s in April.
Around the same time HD DVD announced the sale of its 100,000th standalone, with BD saying they weren't far behind.
That should give you some sort of clue to start with.
Of course, I'm sure both sides might have spun their figures slightly, but they'll be there or thereabouts.
Ultimately, the main point is that, in April we had a situation where HD DVD had sold slightly more players, but BD had a disc sales lead of somewhere between 70:30 and 60:40, despite sales of a million and a half PS3s (15 times greater than the number of standalones on either side).
There is no other way to dress this up than to say an absolutely massive number of PS3s has given BD a relatively small lead in disc sales.