There's a lot of assumptions about other people's behavior and interests here... what's this based on? Your own personal, individual preference?
Believe it or not, there are lots of people who actually watch and enjoy well-produced extras (that aren't just studio fluff).
What's this based on? Your own personal, individual preference?
Of course there is no research that can be cited to back up whether or not people watch extras, it's all anecdotal. Just as your opinion is. This is exactly why I said the question was wrong, because the point is that one less bullet point is not going to hurt sales when there are plenty of other extras on a disc.
If no one cared about it they wouldn't spend the time putting it on the disc.
Please see my previous post.
They wouldn't waste the time and money putting those features on the discs if they didn't help to increase sales.
Again, thank you for echoing my previous post, but there is a difference between extras causing more sales and people actually watching those extras. It's like a super-sized value meal, people buy them because they think they're getting more value.
Originally Posted by joekun
special features exist as bullet points to make it look like the title has more value. In reality the majority of people will never watch the special features (even if they happen to be good), but they're happy to have them so that they "get more for their money".
The one last thing that I find very interesting is that everyone who thinks that IME is a big deal seems to either be an HD-DVD supporter or "format neutral". Oh, there I go making assumptions again (mostly from people's sigs, a phenomenon I've been noticing since the Matrix announcement), I guess I have to go and do some research to backup my views before I can post