Blu-ray vs HD DVD update: HD sells almost a million - Blue laser diodes drop to $8

So we know that over 1 million Blu-ray disks have been sold, but how many HD DVDs have been sold? Turns out they're not far behind.

According to the official numbers there have been 998,059 HD DVDs sold thus far. Combine that with the fact that some HD DVD players are being sold for close to $300, I'd say Blu-ray still has a long way to go before they can declare victory.

But on the other hand Sony is now able to get blue laser diodes for $8 a pop. This means that they will "potentially" be able to drop prices on Blu-ray players sometime this year. At the end of the day, the score still seems tied between the two formats.

Sony's Blue Laser Diodes Down to $8 – PS3 and BD Player Price Cuts Soon?

[via gizmodo]