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Thanks to Amazon's sale, Blu-ray now has 5 discs in their top 100, and 20 in the top 1,000. New records for both. Wow. Hope this keeps up for a bit. :-)

Blu-ray's top 5 are all doing better than HD DVD's top seller.

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I smell some excuses coming from the HD-DVD supporters
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I smell some excuses coming from the HD-DVD supporters

Waaaaaa, your sale is to good.... Waaaa Sony is subsidizing this... Waaaaa just wait until Toshiba releases their $50 HD-DVD player next year..... Waaaa these numbers mean nothing.... Waaaaaaaaaa

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Waaaaaa, your sale is to good.... Waaaa Sony is subsidizing this... Waaaaa just wait until Toshiba releases their $50 HD-DVD player next year..... Waaaa these numbers mean nothing.... Waaaaaaaaaa


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I smell some excuses coming from the HD-DVD supporters

Is this really necessary? These post are meant to do nothing but make HD DVD supporters mad, right? You can't just be happy without being inflammatory?

Fair enough, 2 more to the ignore list.
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Sales are good. This one can't be spun.
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They cant post when they're out at best buy cursing the red rack and looking sheepishly at the BD endcap.
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Man....my jaw dropped when I saw this....for the record....its at 6 in the top 100....man oh man I am so glad I sold my HD DVDs and returned the A2....I knew I saw the end coming. Just had a gut felling. This is great.

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Wow 6 in the top 100!!
Craziness!
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It is because of all those PS3 fanboys

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It is because of all those PS3 fanboys

PS3 owners don't buy movies....except for me

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thedvdwars.com data seems wrong again, hdgamedb has district B13 and ice age that thedvdwars.com doesn't.

hdgamedb average ranking for top 10 is 80 for 1pm 2007.03.06 which is also lower than thedvdwars average ranking of 133.

Cracking 100 for the top 10 is an important milestone and a big psychological boost.

This should prove that there's a lot of pent up demand for the highdef titles, they were just priced too high.

Would be nice if they ALL sell their disks for <20 from now on would it?

edit : As per hdgamedb. 48 BD titles are in the top 1000.

http://www.hdgamedb.com/amazon/versus.aspx
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Top 50 Blu-ray - 480
Top 10 HD DVD - 736

Jaws on HD-DVD? We're gonna need a bigger disc!
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Top 50 Blu-ray - 480
Top 10 HD DVD - 736

Now THAT is a spanking
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48 in the top 1000!
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Actually, all of the top 10 BDs are in the top 100.

If you go to amazon.com and go down the top sellers ->BD list, Fantastic 4 is #10 in that list, and it is ranked #94. on 1:35 eastern march 6th.
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48 in the top 1000!

Oh yes!

The top 100.

HD DVD - 6,060
Blu-ray - 1,764

Jaws on HD-DVD? We're gonna need a bigger disc!
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Actually, all of the top 10 BDs are in the top 100.

If you go to amazon.com and go down the top sellers ->BD list, Fantastic 4 is #10 in that list, and it is ranked #94. on 1:35 eastern march 6th.

Either amazon does NOT sell a lot of DVD totals, or we are seeing a heck of a large pent up demand for Blu-ray titles at a slightly lower price point.
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Nope there are 9 titles in the Top 100.
53 Titles in the top 1,000.
I don't doubt that #10 (Transporter 2 - 103) will get there too as well.
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If you go straight to amazon.com, you'll find that 2007.03.06 1:43pm eastern time, 54 BD movies are ranked in top 1000. #54 is One Last Thing which came in at 980.

I have no idea what this movie is about, but it's 14.99 and it has this picture. I will not comment beyond that. I'm sure it has a terrible rottentomatoes score.

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ONe is being skipped then on HDGame, because One Last Thing is the 53rd title there in the top 1000.
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Nope there are 9 titles in the Top 100.
53 Titles in the top 1,000.
I don't doubt that #10 (Transporter 2 - 103) will get there too as well.


In amazon.com, Fantastic 4 is in #10 in the top sellers list for bD, and it is currently ranked # 94.

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ONe is being skipped then on HDGame, because One Last Thing is the 53rd title there in the top 1000.

on amazon.com here's the list :

51. Hitch
52. Enron
53. Phone Booth
52. One Last Thing (which is #980 on the dvd list).

hdgamedb also missed Resident Evil : Apocalypse, which is ranked #7 on the BD list, and #78 on the DVD list.

The rankings are :
1. CR.
2. BHD
3. KoH
4. XM3
5. The Departed.
6. District B13
7. RE : A
8. Transporter
9. Ice Age2
10. F4
11. Transporter 2. (ranked 102).

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RE:A was always classified funny in the amazon database, thedvdwars.com also missed it and did not include it for weeks.

hdgamedb has the top 10 avg ranked at 66, with RE:A #78 instead of Transporter2 @ 103, the avg rank should be 64 or 63 on 2007.03.06, 1:58pm eastern.
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While this sale is great and I may now have more BDs than HD DVDs after my order arrives, it does make it a little more difficult to compare how the 2 formats are doing IMO. I won't complain if HD DVD ends up doing a similar sale, but it could put them ahead during the time of the sale if they do.

I wonder how many people will be pushed over the line to purchase a PS3 with this sale, "Casino Royale" coming next Tuesday, and "Motorstorm" being released today (for those who care about games like that too).

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While this sale is great and I may now have more BDs than HD DVDs after my order arrives, it does make it a little more difficult to compare how the 2 formats are doing IMO. --Darin

Why would it be more difficult? It's not like Amazon.com is giving away the things for free like Toshiba is....

It's a discount promo like any other discount promo. It's a normal part of marketing strategy. I mean, Microsoft killed Netscape by giving away IE completely for free and bundled with the OS...amazon.com is doing Blu-ray a favor by basically showing how far behind Hd-DVd is becoming in terms of title sales and exposing the pent-up demand for Blu-ray titles at a slightly lower price point.
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In the grand scheme of things, for amazon Fox disks at 19.97, this is STILL higher than [email protected], so this is not a giveaway, it just shows what price people really want to pay for these disks.
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According to my gold box, all blu-ray movies are 50% off. Now thats what I call a sale. I wouldn't have expected either format to be on sale so early.

I do take one fact from it, the high cost of HD movies is really what is holding back both formats. Look at the increase of sales of Black Hawk Down when it was dropped to $14.95. Now we have some real evidence that the price point is really under $20 and most people arn't willing to pay a premium for HD content.

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According to my gold box, all blu-ray movies are 50% off. Now thats what I call a sale. I wouldn't have expected either format to be on sale so early.

I do take one fact from it, the high cost of HD movies is really what is holding back both formats. Look at the increase of sales of Black Hawk Down when it was dropped to $14.95. Now we have some real evidence that the price point is really under $20 and most people arn't willing to pay a premium for HD content.

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The Devil Wears Prada and other new disks are not on sale though. I think it's only the new ones that had average reviews and the older titles. BHD and KoH are definitely good deals for what you get.

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At this pace, amazon should be running out of stock. Their stock in hand must be taking a huge dip by end of the day if they don't bring in more new stock.
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The Devil Wears Prada and other new disks are not on sale though. I think it's only the new ones that had average reviews and the older titles. BHD and KoH are definitely good deals for what you get.

Oh your right. I didn't read the fine print. It says more than 40 disks. So I guess that isn't all.

It no lost that The Devil Wears Prada isn't on the list, it teaches the wrong lesson that unsupportive friends who are selfish about themselves should prevent you from chasing your dreams.

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Oh your right. I didn't read the fine print. It says more than 40 disks. So I guess that isn't all.

It no lost that The Devil Wears Prada isn't on the list, it teaches the wrong lesson that unsupportive friends who are selfish about themselves should prevent you from chasing your dreams.

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