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rumour report from insider:"over 100K units of CR have been sold in 1st week"


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#1 of 17 OFFLINE   MarekM

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Posted March 21 2007 - 03:00 AM

now that's something nice Posted Image
hopefully we will get press release soon Posted Image

http://forums.highde...read.php?t=4822

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Everyone is very pleased. A press release will come out shortly announcing that over 100K units of this title have been sold. Things are looking very promising for Blu-ray.


#2 of 17 OFFLINE   BrettB

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Posted March 21 2007 - 04:14 AM

Great news for Blu-ray and the future of high def movies on disc.

#3 of 17 OFFLINE   Nick Graham

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Posted March 21 2007 - 04:37 AM

This would be good news in terms of signs of acceptance of high-def media, but I'm a wee bit skeptical of it. More than a wee bit.

#4 of 17 OFFLINE   BrettB

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Posted March 21 2007 - 05:00 AM

Someone asked if it was just US sales...

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Yes, US domestic sales. I think the number is north of 85K sold in at the moment, but by the time the release hits, it will be 100K.

Still impressive.

#5 of 17 OFFLINE   MarekM

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Posted March 21 2007 - 05:17 AM

http://forum.blu-ray...?t=4988&page=25

and here is link Posted Image

but BrettB was faster Posted Image

yeah probably not 100 in week, but over 85K is superb...
my guess was 50-60K Posted Image I am glad I was wrong...


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#6 of 17 OFFLINE   Dave H

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Posted March 21 2007 - 06:17 AM

Great indeed.

I'm curious how Pirates of the Carribean I and II (coming in May) will each do by comparision. Those are going to be HUGE sellers.

#7 of 17 OFFLINE   Andrew Bunk

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Posted March 21 2007 - 06:42 AM

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Great indeed.

I'm curious how Pirates of the Carribean I and II (coming in May) will each do by comparision. Those are going to be HUGE sellers.

I don't think it would be ridiculous to say at least 1.5x the CR sales for the Pirates films - same with Cars.
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#8 of 17 ONLINE   Sean Bryan

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Posted March 21 2007 - 07:26 AM

Although the variable here is that those three movies have already been released on DVD.

Casino Royale is a brand new title on home video.

Not sure how much of a difference that will make, if any.
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#9 of 17 OFFLINE   cafink

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Posted March 21 2007 - 08:55 AM

Exactly what I was thinking, Sean. Pirates & Cars will be popular, no doubt, but without the "new release" factor that Casino Royale has, I don't think they'll be able to eclipse its sales numbers.

I'd love to be proven wrong, of course.
 

 


#10 of 17 OFFLINE   Andrew Bunk

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Posted March 21 2007 - 09:00 AM

Good point.

Depends on who's buying CR. I have a feeling CR is selling well to those who already have a PS3 or BD player. Pirates and Cars strike me as more likely to sell players than CR.
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#11 of 17 OFFLINE   Chris S

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Posted March 21 2007 - 09:22 AM

Good news indeed! Provides a good counter point to those who argue that HD media isn't long for this world.
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Posted March 21 2007 - 01:17 PM

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I don't think it would be ridiculous to say at least 1.5x the CR sales for the Pirates films - same with Cars.
I am not sure about this. While I think the Pirates and Cars hold great potential, most people already own them. This was not the case for Casino Royale. While I certainly could be wrong, I still think there are too many people who just don't like double dipping. But it is good to see any HD format beginning to sell numbers like these.
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#13 of 17 OFFLINE   Tim Glover

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Posted March 21 2007 - 02:57 PM

Pirates will no doubt be big, but Royale's numbers should beat Cars.

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Posted March 22 2007 - 03:35 AM

I'd be shocked if the Pirates or Cars discs outsell Casino Royale because as mentioned, CR was a new release so more would be tempted ot get it.

WHatever the case, I am buying the pirates and cars discs so it's all good.Posted Image

#15 of 17 OFFLINE   Grant H

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Posted March 22 2007 - 04:23 AM

Funny all the talk of Pirates eclipsing it, when I had no interest in even seeing the Pirates sequel, especially after the word-of-mouth it got from those I know who did see it. Some day I may get around to renting the sequels, but I doubt I'll ever bother even watching the first one (which I have on DVD) again.

But I suppose I could well be underestimating the "family factor."
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#16 of 17 OFFLINE   John Berggren

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Posted March 22 2007 - 04:35 AM

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Funny all the talk of Pirates eclipsing it, when I had no interest in even seeing the Pirates sequel, especially after the word-of-mouth it got from those I know who did see it. Some day I may get around to renting the sequels, but I doubt I'll ever bother even watching the first one (which I have on DVD) again.

But I suppose I could well be underestimating the "family factor."

Or perhaps the billion dollars at the box office factor.
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Posted March 22 2007 - 06:25 AM

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WHatever the case, I am buying the pirates and cars discs so it's all good.Posted Image
I will be buying Cars, and maybe the first Pirates (didn't much care for the second, so I will probably live with the SD DVD).

While 100K sales is impressive (I will be more impressed if the real figures actually stand up the the rumors) but I think much more impressive is the first week sales of nearly 45k of the Departed disks, a much smaller movie and a much more limited audience, even with the Academy awards.

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