Blu-ray Outpaces HD-DVD in U.S. Two-to-One

Home Media Research, a division of Home Media Magazine, released sales results for the different high-definition movie disc camps today - and the results were not good for HD-DVD.
Blu-ray high-definition movie discs outsold films on the rival HD-DVD format by 2-to-1 in the United States in the first half of 2007, Home Media Research said on Tuesday.

The division of Home Media Magazine said total sales of Blu-ray discs, using a Sony Corp-backed technology, totaled 1.6 million units from January 1 through July 1, compared with 795,000 HD-DVD discs sold in that period.

It's not really surprising to us - the recent decision by Blockbuster to focus on Blu-ray seemed to indicate that the hi-def disc wars are grinding to an eventual close, with a potential Betamax-type format seemingly chosen - though either format's demise is still a long way off.
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