I had great plans for this week as far as HD DVD. I figured we would see Transformers sell a ton of copies. I also figured they would make an HD DVD week by having deals with players + transformers. That along with a bunch of sales on other HD DVD movies.
Nope. All I saw was blu-ray discs on sale. No doubt it was meant to offset the sales figures for Transformers, but it worked. To give you an idea though, between Amazon, Circuit City and Best Buy, I picked up 8 blu-ray movies. Each had slightly different sets of movies so it wasn't hard to do.
My point is, this is what blu-ray has been doing a lot of. 2 for 1 sales, 3 for 2, etc. The best deal that came for HD DVD was the Amazon sale end of Aug that which also incldued blu-ray. Note, I do not have a fry's near me, so I dont get to take advantage of any of their sales.
Here's to hoping that HD DVD retaliates with a similar sale on the week of Spider-Man 3 release. I'd really like to pick up a bunch of Universal catalogs, and would be more than happy to get 8-10 movies. I also do not understand why disc prices for HD DVD are higher when you consider that they cost less to produce (from what i've heard. I don't know the numbers).
Lex Luthor, Ruler of Australia, activate the machine!