HD DVD players are back on top, at least for now. Several news sites are reporting Toshiba’s announcement that HD DVD players have out-sold Blu-ray in 2007, according to the latest NPD Group sales figures. NPD shows HD DVD units at 53%, while Blu-ray is nine points down at 44%. Combo players account for the other 3%.
While Sony has seen good pick-up on their $499 units, released in August, Toshiba’s $299 player is beginning to hit store shelves. The big T is also touting big expectations for sales of HD DVD PC drives. They’re estimating 5 million units will be sold in 2008, which should help address Sony’s PS3 advantage. Still, with studio support pretty much split 50/50, the format war has no end in sight. Have you jumped in, or are you holding out for a victor?