Originally Posted by darinp2
If those numbers are right and your 1.5:1 lead in software sales for HD DVD for December is right, then it does support that the PS3 is very important. Especially if it started the month of December higher than 1.5:1 and ended up lower on a run rate level.
Your numbers end up at 270,000 vs 25,000 without the PS3, so there is pretty much no way that BD software sales could be even close without the PS3 being significant. If the ratio of players in use was 1.5:1 in HD DVD's favor (I know it doesn't have to be for the software ratio to be there, but this is just an example), then that would mean 155,000 PS3s in use as players. Which would be 20% if the total PS3 count was 775,000.
BTW: I guess I better check. Were those US numbers? That is what I was going by.
You know, it could also mean that HD DVD movie disc sales numbers were much higher than Blu-ray and we don't know yet.
If the numbers are 270,000 versus 25,000 + 10% of the PS3 say 750,000 number that would equate to 270,000 versus 25% + 75,000 PS3 Blu-ray watchers.
But if only 10% of the PS3 owners are watching Blu-ray, and that's the only Blu-ray player under $699, then thats trouble for Blu-ray. If 10% is high, then even more so. 10% of say 4 million is only 400,000 which would put Blu-ray at a disadvantage.