It could be the weak Blu-ray releases last week, or it could be the result of Toshiba’s deep price cuts on their players, or, most likely, a combination of both, but HD DVD managed to claw back a bit of market share from Blu-ray last week in movie sales. Instead of last week’s 82:18 split in favor of Blu-ray, this week we have 74:26. That puts Blu-ray at 76% Year-to-Date, and 65% since inception of the two formats. HD DVD also managed to get a couple of titles in the Top 10 High-Def Sellers list. They’ve both been out for a while, Transformers and The Bourne Supremacy, so that’s most likely due to new owners catching up, or perhaps promotions.
We’ll see how they fare once Warner stops releasing HD DVDs at the end of May, not to mention their big 85th Anniversary push on DVD and Blu-ray.