Friday, 16 March 2012

GAME OF THRONES sets DVD sales records for HBO

HBO have revealed that Game of Thrones is the fastest-selling DVD or Blu-Ray release in the company's history. Season 1 of the show outsold all of their prior box sets in its first seven days on sale. When you realise that means it has outsold The Sopranos, The Wire, True Blood, Band of Brothers or The Pacific, that is a huge and impressive achievement. The series also set new records for HBO sales on iTunes.


Notably, the box set shifted somewhat more copies (57% in the USA) on Blu-Ray than on DVD.

Excellent news, especially as we know that DVD sales were going to be a key factor in future decisions to renew the series.

5 comments:

Cursed Armada said...

At this rate we just might get to see the Red Wedding... Great news.

Jamie said...

This is slightly misleading; GoT has had the largest first week sales of any HBO show, not the largest sales ever: http://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/-/world/13181886/exclusive-game-of-thrones-rules-hbos-dvd-sales/

Adam Whitehead said...

I was careful to word it that it set records 'for HBO' and not 'of all time' or anything. I suspect shows from other networks like 24 will have had higher first-week sales.

Jamie said...

Absolutely, but that's not what I was trying to suggest. As writ, your blog post could be read as suggesting that, in its first week of sale, Game of Thrones has *completely* outsold all other HBO shows. I'm pretty certain that this isn't the case. However, its first week sales apparently outstrip the first week sales of the other HBO shows. An important distinction to make, I think.

Geeky Daddy said...

I am currently 45th on the waiting list to see GoT at my local library..;) I hope to be able to watch by summertime.