It seems the winner of the next format war between Blu-ray and HD DVD is far from decided, although the HD DVD camp is claiming an early victory.

According to the official UK charts company, sales results of the two formats in the run up to Christmas show that HD DVD outsold Blu-ray by 4 to 1.

The results are put down to Microsoft's cheap HD DVD player for the Xbox 360 costing just £129 compared to Samsung's standalone player which had a price tag of £1000.

However the official chart company report that just under 10,000 movies of both formats combined sold in October, November and December, meaning the battle is far from over.

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