Smashing the sales record for High Def movies, the Blu-ray release of Spider-Man 3 has sold over 130,000 copies in the first week.
Until the release of Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy on Blu-ray, Transformers held the record for largest HD release, with 115,000 units sold in the first week. With the next-gen media format war still far from being over, it is these big releases that sway consumers into choosing one side over the other. Furthermore, the fact that Blu-ray once again holds the record for biggest selling title, there will be more publicity shining blue this holiday season.
One interesting tidbit is that even though this Blu-ray release has sold record breaking numbers, only about 30% of the 400,000 copies shipped actually made it into peoples living rooms. These numbers do not account for any copies that were bundled with the 40GB PlayStation 3 that Sony recently released, however.
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