Blu-ray Smiles Condescendingly To HD DVD In Europe
Sony's Blu-ray scored a major victory against its HD DVD rival in Europe: over 1 million movies have been sold on the Old Continent, adding up to 73% of all next-gen titles sold over there.
November 27, 2007
According to industry figures released by the the Blu-ray Disc Association, the total number of Blu-ray discs produced for retail in Europe jumps beyond 21 million, if one also includes the PlayStation 3 game discs.
The Xbox 360 does feature a HD DVD player as part of its arsenal, but that's an external device supposed to be bought separately and for a no small fee. With Xbox 360 games working great with normal DVDs, there are but a few owners that see the necessity in buying one.
All in all, it seems that the current figures just follow the trend and no changes have occurred recently. According to Home Media Research, Blu-ray titles have been constantly outselling HD-DVD ones by two-to-one in the first nine months of year.