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

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  1. MarekM

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    Great news for Blu-ray and the future of high def movies on disc.
     
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    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.
     
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    Someone asked if it was just US sales...


    Still impressive.
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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    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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    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.
     
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    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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    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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    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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    Pirates will no doubt be big, but Royale's numbers should beat Cars.
     
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    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.[​IMG]
     
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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."
     
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    Or perhaps the billion dollars at the box office factor.
     
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    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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