On July 31st, Warner Bros. released ’300′ on both HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc, and it became the fastest selling high-definition disc title to date. Warner reports than over 250,000 high-def copies of the film were sold in the first week. Most interestingly, USA Today reports that the BD version is outselling the HD DVD version roughly 65% to 35%. It is hard to argue with the same film released on the same date, with BD outselling HD DVD roughly 2:1. Going into this holiday season there will be a number of blockbuster releases hitting BD, with more content coming to BD than HD DVD. (Spotted via Blu-ray.com)
And, in other Blu-ray news, two new independent Blu-ray plants have come online – one in the US and one in Europe. Blue Ray Technologies in Spokane, WA is now pressing BD. It is the first BD plant independently owned and operated in the US, and it will cater to independent studios and directors. And Infodisc of Germany is also preparing to press BD. They will be the first independent BD manufacturer in Europe.