The Blu-ray camp is celebrating a small milestone, with their announcement of Blu-ray disc sales surpassing one million
units. While HD D VD beat them to 100,000 standalone players sold (a drop in the bucket, really), they are the first of the new formats to have this many discs sold. According to the Blu-ray Disc Association they are outselling the competition by a noticeable margin:
“Blu-ray Discs have been outselling HD DVD by more than two to one since the beginning of the year and the gap is steadily widening. It’s exactly what we’ve said all along would happen - the strong support for Blu-ray among movie studio and equipment manufacturers means that consumers have more choices when it comes to players and titles. And they’re choosing Blu-ray by an ever-increasing margin.”
Surely that must be taken with a grain of salt, and the real proof will come when multi-format players and burners are readily available.