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Nielsen VideoScan High-Def market share for week ending January 6th, 2008

Ben Drawbaugh

We expected to skip a week at some point and this week's Nielsen VideoScan numbers courtesy of Home Media Magazine is for the first week of January. This was a big one for Blu-ray in regards to releases with a few Resident Evil titles -- including box sets -- as well as Shoot 'Em Up and War. These big titles was enough to push every HD DVD titles out of the top ten with the exception of The Bourne Ultimatum -- for the fist time since November. The big Warner announcement probably didn't have much of an influence the 65/35 (1.86:1) split since it occurred so late in the week, but we'll be waiting to see how it affects the numbers moving forward. Of course next week won't be the greatest example either, as the red camp only had a few catalog titles and as we've seen so many times before, it's really the big blockbusters that move the charts.

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