Blu-Ray Sucks! But They've Somehow Managed To Nearly Triple HD-DVD Sales

2.7 million: 700,000 players is roughly the ratio, and don't even get started on actual disc sales. Sure, you could argue for HD-DVD and say that 2 million plus of those players are PS3s, making the HD-DVD numbers seem more real, and for the most part that would be a fair assumption that PS3 owners aren't buying Blu-Ray discs, but they are.

And yes, before you ask, the HD-DVD player number includes the Xbox 360 attachment, but I won't offer to eliminate that number for two reasons, the first, I don't know what it is. The second is because a good argument could be made that they would have only bought the attachment to play HD-DVDs, not for anything else such as gaming.

The disc sales are a pretty poor number too with both lying organizations claiming what they've sold, whether it's true or not, I do not know, but the BDA is claiming 4 million discs of theirs sold, and the HD-DVD people are claiming 2.5 million discs of theirs sold. So, in summation, if the low, very low prices of HD-DVD players don't start helping pick up the slack, HD-DVD might lose this war after all. I don't have a personal preference or prejudice against either, I have never seen one or the other being played, and I'd buy a player, but I don't have an HDTV, so that would be kind of pointless, no? I do like rooting for the underdog though, so I am hoping that HD-DVD will pull out of their slump and at least give the BDA a run for their money, make them lower their player prices a bit more.

US Blu-Ray Disc player sales pass 2.7m [via reghardware]