HD DVD Ships 1.5 Million Movie Titles
HD DVD showed continued momentum in the next generation DVD race, with the format's backers announcing Thursday that they had shipped more than 1.5 million discs since launch. The HD DVD Promotion Group also touted the number of titles available, now 110, with at least another three dozen more expected before the end of the year.
The HD DVD external dive add-on for the Xbox 360 began shipping last week, initially getting positive reviews. Additionally, work continues on the second-generation players from Toshiba, with some retailers marking down their first-generation players by as much as $120 to attract consumers. It's still unclear if the format is outselling Blu-ray, however, as neither side has provided concrete sales numbers.