Blu-ray Casino Royale hits 100,000 mark
Los Angeles (CA) - Sony has announced that over 100,000 Blu-ray Discs (BDs) of Casino Royale have shipped, making it the first high definition movie release to reach the six-digit milestone.
Casino Royale, one of the most anticipated BD releases to date, also helped to bring total disc sales to over one million units. According to Sony, about 50% of the 100,000 copies of the 007 film have actually been sold to consumers.
The shipment milestone beats DVD, which took 11 months to reach the same level. Casino Royale on BD, which has no exclusive bonus features, also became the first high definition disc to make it to Amazon.com's top-selling DVD list, according to Sony Pictures Home Entertainment president David Bishop.
Casino Royale first hit stores on March 13 and carries a list price of around $39.