Originally Posted by Neo1965
This is the original quote :
Note the slide said BD leads both market share value (revenue) & units
Even parity on units would be surprising, but it might be simply a seesaw battle that keeps changing hands, so the data could be just shortly after the S300 launched and before Toshiba had to resume the HD-A2 sale.
The 63% : 30% was clearly revenue, not units. But $499/$230 almost looks like 63/30 doesn't it?
I don't see what the problem you guys are having with this picture is. It is very simple really -
Assume that % of revenue and % of unit sales are not both exactly 63%.
I hope you can see why this is a fair assumption.
BD revenue is 63% of high-def standalone sales - confirmed by talkstr8t - look at the pie chart - BD is 63% .... yes this is a revenue (value) pie chart for standalones! Notice you don't see a chart label, I don't know if it is hidden or it is just left out, but it should probably say "% revenue of standalone HD players"
Now the statement "BD has gained the lead position in player market share (... as well as unit sales)" ... well duh! Since there is no qualification of standalone here, which do you think the PR dudes based this on? Standalone or PS3? Hint: the most advantageous statistic.Yes it is...though if that's (PS3) part of the metric, then they gained that lead a long time ago.
Word play to the rescue. Read the sentence carefully, very carefully.
I won't even go into how useless the chart and statement are without MUCH more data re. time/duration.
So basically it boils down to this, the statements and the pie chart are on the same slide, but there is no expectation that they are even representing the same data set! A little sneaky I suppose, yes I am surprised Sony PR would do such a thing, they are normally pretty upfront