Originally Posted by Bizill
so that would also negate the 360 hd dvd add-on sales figures. both are very, VERY pertinent.
I agree that they are relevant to the outcome of the format; however, I disagree that they are relevant in this comparison as the PS3 is in very short supply as opposed to HD players and you have a much more broad base of people looking to get a PS3 - most of which don't even have an HD display considering the relatively few households with HD displays.
The only way you can make an accurate comparison is to compart the standalone players, but even then, the comparison is very contaminated and in no way can lead to any assumptions as to the overall demand for one player over the other.
Toshiba is the only HD-DVD player sold at BB where as BD has Samsung and Sony. Therefore is all three supplied an equal 100k units to BB, and an equal number of people (say 100k) purchased both formats, that would mean the HD-DVD player would be sold out, but yet the BD players would still have 50k of each brand available.
This comparison, although very interresting, is in fact proof of nothing.