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Old 04-20-07, 10:54 PM   #1
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Default 'Casino Royale' Blu-ray Overall Top Seller in March; 'Departed' Leads HD DVD

Casino Royale did pretty well in March. Looks like things will really heat up later though. Looking at the sales report from not too long ago it showed Universal releasing a bunch of movies this year so it'll be interesting to see how it all plays out.

Blu-ray booster 'Casino Royale' was March's top next-gen title, handedly surpassing HD DVD's biggest seller for the month, 'The Departed.' Meanwhile, HD DVD backers say they're looking to a fourth quarter of more titles and cheaper players to close the sales gap with their rival.

According to Video Business, industry sources peg the month's high-def top title as Sony's 'Casino Royale,' which sold 59,000 copies on Blu-ray. (As reported, the studio shipped a record 100,000 units of 'Royale' to stores last month.)

HD DVD's leader was again Warner's 'The Departed,' which saw 16,000 copies move over retail counters. Though clearly trailing 'Royale,' it was still higher than the 13,000 HD DVD units of 'Departed' that sold in February.

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