Things aren’t looking much better for HD DVD with the new figures out from Nielsen VideoScan. While up slightly from the 85/15 split for the week ending 1/13, it is indeed only very slight. The numbers for the week ending 1/20, as published by Home Media Magazine, give Blu-ray an 83/17 split with HD DVD. The Top 10 High-Def Sellers list is also dominated by Blu-ray. Via EngadgetHD.
At the same time, NPD has expanded on the player sales numbers leaked via The Digital Bits earlier this week. Blu-ray’s 93/7 advantage over HD DVD is due more to HD DVD player sales tanking than BD sales increasing. According to NPD’s raw retail data, as published by Home Media Magazine, consumers purchased only 1,758 HD DVD players the week of 1/12, down from 14,558 the previous week. While consumers purchased 21,770 BD players, up from 15,257 the previous week. It remains to be seen how much ground HD DVD can recover in light of Toshiba’s price cuts which took effect on 1/13. Via EngadgetHD.