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The DVD Wars

The DVD Wars

Okay, so the name of the site is a little misleading because only one of the high definition video formats has any claim to the name of “DVD”, but this is still a fascinating site nonetheless. Essentially, it charts various statistics relating to HD DVD and Blu-ray, using Amazon.com as its primary source, including the number of titles currently available, the average sales rankings, and the number of Google searches for each format.

Some interesting titbits: HD DVD has never had more than one title with a sales rank of under 100 at any given time (last week it was Batman Begins, this week it’s V for Vendetta); Blu-ray has never had a title with a better sales rank than 1000; consistently more people run searches for Blu-ray on Google than HD DVD when it’s (incorrectly) spelled as “HD-DVD”, but when properly spelled as “HD DVD”, it jumps right ahead. (Although, of course, that may include searches that inaccurately use “HD DVD” as a catch-all for any high definition optical media.)

Interesting results however you look at it, and well worth keeping the site bookmarked if you’re interested in seeing how this whole format war plays out.

 
Posted: Monday, October 16, 2006 at 2:02 PM | Comments: 2
Categories: Blu-ray | DVD | HD DVD | Web

 
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1.

Yea, I check from time to time; that site is just consistently KO for blu-ray by HD DVD; I'm glad there are almost 100 titles out now so we aren't limited to buying mediocre titles just to get some HD software; I assume you have The Thing pre-ordered?

Posted by: aw, October 16, 2006 7:22 PM

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Actually, no. It’s not on my must-have list. Might pick it up at some point, though.

Posted by: Whiggles, October 16, 2006 7:45 PM

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