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Report: Weekend Toshiba HD DVD Player Sales Top 90,000
Tags: Toshiba, High-Def Retailing, Wal-Mart, Best Buy (all tags)
Video Business is reporting record-breaking sales numbers for Toshiba's HD-A2 player following last Friday's price drops at Wal-Mart and Best Buy.
As we've previously reported, both big box retailers offered the entry-level 1080i HD DVD player at the record-low price of $99 late last week.
Quoting sources close to the retailers, VB estimates that 90,000 units were sold at top outlets, including Wal-Mart, Best Buy and Circuit City. According to the trade paper, that's nearly as many sales as the best-selling stand-alone Blu-ray Disc player (Sony's the $499 BDP-S300) has sold since its launch.
In a separate report, BetaNews estimated that 40,000 to 70,000 of the 90,000 units were sold at Wal-Mart alone.
Toshiba and the HD DVD Promotions Group have thus far declined comment on this past weekend's sales numbers, but if these numbers are accurate, here's betting we'll see some sort of official statement in the coming days.
- Related links:
- HD DVD set-top player $99 sales moves units [Video Business]
- How HD DVD Got its Groove Back [BetaNews]
- Earlier on High-Def Digest:
- HD DVD Takes Centerstage at Wal-Mart (Nov 01, 2007)
- Best Buy Drops Toshiba HD DVD Player to $99; Supplies Very Limited (Nov 01, 2007)
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