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Nielsen VideoScan High-Def market share for week ending April 13th, 2008

Ben Drawbaugh

Sorry we're a little late on this week's Nielsen VideoScan numbers courtesy of Home Media Magazine, as again this week Blu-ray's market share is pretty low. It's not too hard to figure out how though, as 11 out of the top 20 DVDs for the same week aren't available on Blu-ray. While Alvin, The Water Horse and There Will be Blood rule DVD, the long legged I Am Legend again takes the number one spot on the charts -- after giving Alvin a turn last week. To put things into perspective, I Am Legend only sold 20% as many copies as Alvin on DVD. The night crawler movie didn't do too bad on HD DVD either, as it easily outsold any other HD DVD title by almost 9:1 and has us scratching our head that it didn't take the number 10 spot on the High-Def Sellers chart. Blu-ray should fare better next week, as DVD doesn't have as much of an advantage in the exclusives department, and Blu has a few titles we expect to do well like the latest AVP.

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