New to High-Def Digest: HD DVD, Blu-ray Amazon Sales Ranks

Posted Tue Sep 4, 2007 at 04:55 AM PDT by

Combining forces with HDGameDb, High-Def Digest has rolled out its latest site feature: real-time Amazon sales ranks for HD DVD and Blu-ray discs.

Over the last year, Amazon's constantly-updated DVD sales ranks have become an increasingly popular topic of discussion among high-def disc early adopters. While the ranks represent Amazon sales only (and are not necessarily reflective of overall sales trends), they've come to serve as a real-time arbiter of each next-gen format's strength.

Now with the launch of High-Def Digest's Amazon Sales Ranks, it's never been easier to see each format's Amazon standings at any given time, day or night.

Real-time rankings can be viewed one of two ways: 1) as a chart that combines both formats in a single ranked list of top selling next-gen releases, or 2) as two side-by-side charts that list the top selling discs for each format separately.

Using the "Customized Graphs" feature, you can also compare historical sales trends, either in aggregate or by individual title.

Originally developed by Greg Omand for his HDGameDb web site using Amazon Web Services, Greg has agreed to make his charts available exclusively on High-Def Digest. Please join us in welcoming Greg to to the High-Def Digest team, and watch for new enhancements to this feature in the months ahead!

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