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The BDA trumpets 2.7 million Blu-ray "players" sold

Ben Drawbaugh

Last week when the red camp started counting both stand-alone players and 360 add-ons as "dedicated players", we just knew it was only a matter of time before the blu camp figured that "two could play at this game." Now, thanks to the lower priced PS3 and the Black Friday deals on Blu-ray players, the BDA is claiming to have sold 2.7 million Blu-ray players. While we have no doubt that Sony was able to sell more than 2.3 million PS3 and another 300,000 -- or so -- Blu-ray players, HD DVD fans will be quick to point out that PS3s are game machines and that if everyone thought they were Blu-ray players, than sales would be 3.6:1, instead of the measly 2:1 that Nielsen is reporting. Regardless of who sold the most "players," one thing is for sure, HD DVD needs to find a way to double the sale of movies if they want to win this thing -- assuming it doesn't go on forever.

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