Blu-ray continues to best HD-DVD but the numbers are somewhatl close.

In a story from DVD Town, it looks like from January 1 to July 1 Blu-ray saw sales of 1.6 million discs while HD-DVD had sales of 795,000 discs.

Since the inception of these next generation formats back in the "spring of 2006" a grand total of "3.7 million high-definition discs have been sold, including 2.2 million in Blu-ray and 1.5 million in HD-DVD through the end of July."

While these numbers aren't earth shattering, they are interesting considering the amount of players that consumers appear to have in their homes. Every day it seems like one of the camps declares a new milestone (or some sort of figure that will apparent give them an edge), but it has become apparent that there's only one thing that's going to settle this format war... sales.

Evan Jacobs