HD DVD sells out in Japan

....and the American version only came with the remote...all 1500 units. We're not sure whether to check the W or L column for that one, but Toshiba seems encouraged. Although reports previously indicated Toshiba shipped 10,000 players to the U.S., this one says only 5,000 were released with 6,000 more to follow "soon".

Also interesting is that in the Japanese market, the availability of recorders is considered to be much more key than only playback devices. Toshiba's are expected by June in Japan while Blu-ray has not announced a release date yet.

[Via Digital World Tokyo]