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Nielsen VideoScan High-Def market share for week ending January 27th, 2008

Ben Drawbaugh

While HD DVD continues to edge back a few percent at a time -- 15 percent, then 17 and now 18 -- with almost a month to go until the red camp has a title worth mentioning, we expect Blu-ray to continue to kill HD DVD in the Nielsen VideoScan charts, courtesy of Home Media Magazine. Also for the third week in a row, HD DVD fails to get a title on the top 10, but this week only two Blu titles that are also available on HD DVD, made the list. The two Blu-ray new releases top the charts this week, while former number two 3:10 to Yuma holds on to third, which still sold half as many copies as the leader Saw IV. Meanwhile, the latest Pirates movie drops to four, after being in the top three, for seven weeks in a row -- that's some legs. Looking toward to next week, we expect another week of Blu-ray outselling HD DVD by over 4:1 and will be interested in seeing how well Warner's The Invasion does, despite its poor reviews.

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