My fiancé purchased a Samsung LN52A650 last month for a pretty amazing deal at the ailing Circuit City, but we're still looking into a Blu-ray player to complement our massive LCD TV. (Prices are getting better and better.) We hope to snag one sooner rather than later because The Dark Knight DVD and Blu-ray Disc finally hit store shelves today!
Warner Home Video is expected to ship more than 1 million Dark Knight Blu-ray Discs to retailers today. This bests Iron Man, which sold more than 500,000 copies during its first week, according to Video Business. Growth in the action genre makes sense; these particular movies appeal to gamers, especially those who own Sony PS3 game consoles, which include a built-in Blu-ray player. It's also likely that some PS3 owners will make The Dark Knight their first Blu-ray purchase.
The Dark Knight Blu-ray Discs will most likely boost the player's flat sales. Home Media Magazine interviewed David Bishop, president of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, who appears to be more optimistic: "The upside on all this depends on what happens at retail. All things being equal, it should be another 150 percent growth rate for Blu-ray. By and large, we can count on that piece of the business because there is going to be a level of enthusiasm about the format that people will recognize as a value and go out and purchase."
If you happen to purchase The Dark Knight on Blu-Ray Disc, let me know what you think!
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