Originally Posted by onlooker
LOL, your just trying to deflect the facts with your erroneous blathering. Those #'s are showing the obvious, which is that in sales Blu-Ray just made a huge leap in closing the gap on HD-DVD. In merely 30 days Blu-Ray gained almost 7x the amount of buyers, or purchases than that of HD-DVD. If they do it again over the next 30 they will overtake HD-DVD in Amazon sales.
That Microsoft comparison is pathetic attempt to alter the reality of the situation, and the format. The analogy makes it sound like something it's not.
Using MS, in conjunction with HD-DVD was a nice attempt at Bullshit, but bullshit is all it really is. Microsoft will always be the biggest. You can not guarantee that about HD-DVD.
Whatever. Like I say, I don't have a dog in this hunt and I have no interest in "deflecting facts", particularly with rabid fan boys.
But your analysis of what moving up in sales rankings at Amazon portends is just wrong.
We have no way of knowing what sales ranking at Amazon mean in actual numbers. We don't know if moving from, say, 1000th to 750th means a doubling of sales, or a 15% increase, or anything. We don't know if we're starting with 500 units moved and expanding to 600 units moved. We don't know if moving from 750th to 500th is a steeper, shallow or comparable delta in terms of unit sales. For all we know the top 25 sellers on Amazon represent an aggregate 40 million units, the next 50 an aggregate 10 million and the next 1000 an aggregate 100.
The figures you cite could represent a substantial increase in Blu-Ray market penetration, or it could just as easily represent low hanging fruit in the lower reaches of Amazon rankings, where modest sales increases mean rapid ranking increases.
At the same time, HD-DVD rankings changes could also represent modest market changes (although we do know for sure that increased ranking closer to the top for any given product must represent larger absolute increases than those below), or it could be that every ranking point at the HD-DVD level equals the entire Amazon sales of Blu-Ray stuff.
Don't have enough information. Can't say.