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Nielsen VideoScan High-Def market share for week ending June 1st, 2008

Ben Drawbaugh

Boy did we not see this one coming, as not only did Blu-ray make us look like an idiot when we predicted last week that "there is no way Blu-ray can sustain these numbers with only Rambo," but Blu set a personal best at 10 percent of the market on this week's Nielsen VideoScan charts courtesy of Home Media Magazine. Rambo really lead the way for Blu taking 12 percent of the titles sales from DVD, this is twice the share that the Blu version of National Treasure: Book of Secrets was able to muster last week. At the same time Rambo outsold Book of Secrets easily on Blu, while Rambo wasn't able to take the number one spot on the DVD charts. Next week is a big week for Blu-ray as there was a record number of releases, including many catalog titles that we expect to sell well, in addition there are a few new-er releases, that should help out. We're not sure if Blu-ray will take more than 10 percent of the market though, as we expect the trend of half of the top 20 DVDs to continue to not be available on Blu-ray for the foreseeable future.

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