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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince DVD Sets New UK Sales Record

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Posted by: sue
December 09, 2009, 01:10 PM

The brand new Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince DVD set new sales records as it broke first day sale records when it was released in the UK on December 7th. Released on DVD, Blu-ray, EST (Electronic Sale-Through) and Video on demand, Half-Blood Prince became the fastest selling DVD of 2009 with a whopping 840,000 copies of the sixth Harry Potter film sold. Notably, 53,000 of that number were Blu-ray, making it the biggest first day ever for a family entertainment release on that format. Sales continue to be brisk as the movie is currently number one on iTunes as well. In a press release, John Stanley of Warner Home Video UK said “We’re delighted by the extraordinary first day sales performance of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. By making the biggest movie of the year available on the same day across DVD, Blu-ray, EST and VOD, we are satisfying the needs of today’s consumers and ensuring they see what they want, how, where and when they want it.”

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18 Comments

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683 Points

Awesome!!!

Posted by xxIBelieveInNarglesxx on December 09, 2009, 01:42 PM report to moderator
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1830 Points

I know one ASDA cleaned out within a few hours.

Posted by nellythemarrow on December 09, 2009, 01:53 PM report to moderator
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5439 Points

Awesome!!!

Posted by Fleur-de- Lily on December 09, 2009, 02:31 PM report to moderator
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401 Points

Terrific!

Posted by All Was Well on December 09, 2009, 03:16 PM report to moderator
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3271 Points

That is awesome! I wonder what the sales record was for when it came out here in the US?

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on December 09, 2009, 06:27 PM report to moderator
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1420 Points

cool but i dont live in the uk gosh darnet

Posted by alicia00 on December 09, 2009, 09:46 PM report to moderator
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5550 Points

im not surprised at all :)

Posted by on December 09, 2009, 10:48 PM report to moderator
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580 Points

YAY! Go Harry Potter!!!!

Posted by Rosie016 on December 10, 2009, 05:22 AM report to moderator
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3940 Points

no doubts in mind that this would set new record sales !!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by just another weasley ROAR,OoM2GS on December 10, 2009, 06:01 AM report to moderator
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3048 Points

I eagerly await seeing the sales figures for the United States. Although I was unable to purchase it yesterday due to the severe snowstorm here, I do intend to obtain it later this week.

Posted by Kirk on December 10, 2009, 06:20 AM report to moderator
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4151 Points

whoaa that’s cool!

Posted by mai {beatnik owl} on December 10, 2009, 06:38 AM report to moderator
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1189 Points

i bet its about the same in the states…i know a ton of people who have already gotten it…go harry potter :)

Posted by HalfBloodPrincesss (Jenna Evans) on December 10, 2009, 07:22 AM report to moderator
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But they seem to have forgotten to mention why the trailer for DH is not actually on any discs, according to leakylounge discussions. No one has a clue as to what has happened to it! :(

Posted by pipkin3 on December 10, 2009, 08:34 AM report to moderator
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4852 Points

obviously! It sounds amazing!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on December 10, 2009, 09:10 AM report to moderator
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4481 Points

Yeeeahh, that’s right!

Posted by Smitch on December 10, 2009, 09:40 AM report to moderator
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