Blu-ray sales in the UK
didn't keep up their mind melting increases from earlier in the year
, but considering the economic slowdown worldwide, a 378% jump from 2007 doesn't seem too disappointing. The British Video Association and Official Charts Company numbers point out a 1.9% lift in DVD sales as a whole in 2008, including 3.7 million on Blu-ray. The Dark Knight
finished the year moving 281,000 Blu-ray copies as the UK's best selling HD release
. We'll see how things proceed in '09, hopefully with cheaper players
on the way.