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Nielsen VideoScan High-Def market share for week ending June 15th, 2008

Ben Drawbaugh

There are mixed results for Blu on this week's Nielsen VideoScan charts, courtesy of Home Media Magazine, because while revenues are up 27% over last week, when compared to DVD, Blu lost two percent. The big difference this week is The Bucket List which was easily number one on the DVD charts, but the Blu version didn't even managed one third the sales as the number one title, Jumper. The other explanation for the drop in share is while last week there were only five DVDs on the top twenty that didn't make it to Blu, this week there is seven thanks to HBO and Sony not bringing a couple new TV shows to Blu. Getting back to Jumper, it killed the rest of the Blu releases this week, forcing everyone else way down -- but somehow we doubt it'll have any legs. Next week both DVD and Blu-ray should be way down thanks to the weakest releases in some time, and we expect to see Blu-ray back to five or six percent.

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