What is interesting (and often lost) in all of this discussion about the 2:1 BD advantage is that this ratio is largely unchanged since January or so.
How many PS3s have sold since January? A million? Yet the ratio doesn't really change. Even this week, it apparently held steady for the 300 release.
If I'm a BD company, that's troubling to me. Because if selling that many PS3s doesn't radically alter the landscape, what happens when the $199 HD DVD players are sitting in stores for the holidays, next to BD players that cost twice as much? When Star Trek is only available on HD DVD combo -- not BD or even standard, individual DVD?
Scott -- if you've been doing this for so long and have so much experience, you know darn well that Toshiba/Universal and the like are not going to end the war until there's something to end. The Q4 holiday season is where the real battle occurs. Right now everyone's just moving chess pieces around. But HD DVD is certainly not worried about a 2:1 ratio in the middle of the summer (and I'd also suppose that BD isn't celebrating it). No one side has sold enough software to even consider throwing in the towel. 65% of a small number is still a small number.
Again, given the number of BD devices available in homes at the moment (1.5+ million), the software sales numbers (and sales ratio vs. HD DVD) are actually pretty sad. But rah, rah... go blu-ray. And we sure hopes that Fox finally decides to release something soon. Yep, we sure do.
And if you think anyone believes that you'll present unbiased, honest opinions about anything HD DVD related on a blu-ray web site... well, they don't.
I honestly don't have a problem with your article (except the innaccuracies I saw this morning -- implying that Ratatouille was announced and that Blades of Glory was BD exclusive). You're writing for a BD site, so I know that this is nothing but PR
propaganda. My issue is with all of the *other* folks across this great internet that are linking to (and quoting) your blog as if it were factual. But, that's life, I suppose.