– The top selling WWE DVDs this year (as of October 31st) were WrestleMania 28, The Epic Journey of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Undertaker: The Streak, CM Punk: Best in the World, and Royal Rumble 2012.
– Silver Vision UK are permitted to sell off their existing stock of the WWE DVD and Blu-ray back catalog throughout 2013, despite the rights to said content being transferred to the new licensee beginning in January.
– FremantleMedia, the company taking over as the WWE Home Entertainment licensee for Europe, have today confirmed that their Blu-ray titles will be locked to Region B and C. Whilst this is unfortunate news for those overseas who intended to import, it’s because their deal strictly covers Europe, Middle East and Africa, and therefore FME must ensure they don’t encroach on other territories.
– If you didn’t already find it, there’s an Easter Egg on the Attitude Era Blu-ray. On Disc 1 under Special Features locate “An Evening at the Friendly Tap”, then when you’re on this click the right arrow to reveal the hidden extra – JBL talking about the Friendly Tap.
– The Attitude Era DVD/BD has begun shipping early to Australia at WWEDVD.com.au.
– Eddie Kwiecien sent word that Dollar General stores in the US are stocking the WWE Studios Legendary, Knucklehead, and The Reunion DVDs for just $3.00 each.
– Thomas Goodearl sent word that Fopp stores in the United Kingdom are selling various WWE PPV DVDs from 2008 to 2010 for just £3 each.
– Survivor Series 2012 was released in Malaysia last week, by Sendi Mutiara. It hits the United States (both DVD and Blu-ray) on December 18th. Pre-order yours over here.
– Often regarded as the rarest WWE DVD in existence, a copy of the “Collector’s Edition” Trish Stratus: 100% Stratusfaction DVD has been listed on eBay.com, complete with the Trish bobblehead in its packaging as originally sold at FYE stores. Worth a look.
I didn’t realize this until a little while ago, but I have to correct this story on the best selling DVD’s of 2012. That list is actually based on the number of DVD’s that were shipped, not sold. WWE ships out a certain number of DVD’s/BR’s to stores, but not all of them sell. WWE gets a lot of the unsold units back from the stores. This exact list and story was covered in this week’s Wrestling Observer.
-WrestleMania XXVIII shipped 230,000 units this year
-The Rock: Epic Journey shipped 150,000 units this year
-The Undertaker: 20-0 shipped 112,000 units this year
-CM Punk: Best In The World shipped 105,000 units this year
-Royal Rumble 2012 shipped 89,000 units this year
All of these numbers are as of October 31st. The Punk DVD came out on October 9th, so theoretically there could be new shipments sent out in November and December depending on how well the initial sales have gone.
Number of units shipped don’t equal the actual number of units sold. Just thought I’d clarify that.
Sounds like someone has just been reading one of the reports from the dirt sheets!
I live in the uk and i’ve never heard of fopp, where are there stores?
Fopp is an old Indie store that went burst & is now owned by HMV, they are located in Bristol, London *2, Nottingham, Manchester, Cambridge, Glasgow*2 & Edinbough. Unfortunently the WWE DVD’s are only available at the Glasgow store on Union Street.
Found the Trish Collectors Edition DVD for $95 on Amazon. When I got it, turned out it’s signed on the cover & insert!
So see this is why Undertaker:The Streak was released,contrary to the IWC’s opinion,it did indeed sell,and is the 3rd highest selling of the year,tho Punk might have had a chance to beat it on the charts if not for The Streak having a month and a half lead in availability. Tho I did just realize how even more impressive it is that Punk’s is 4,when he is a heel at the moment.
I figured nWo and Attitude Era be in the top 10 for WWE, still time people.
The n.W.o. and Attitude Era releases aren’t on this list because the list is only accurate as of October 31st. Both of those releases came out in November.
Hey to anyone who wants to get to Fopp & purchase those £3 WWE DVD’s I am afraid they are only available at Union Street in Glasgow & have very few of each title in, they also have the Best of Superstar collections Silvervision did awhile back.
The Epic Journey of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson at #2? It was not that great…
Stone Cold DVD wasn’t a top seller? I’m shocked!
that came out in 2011
I heard the Lesnar DVD sold pretty well too since it came out…. But, in any event, it’s time to purchase a region free Blu-ray player. I’m tired of missing out on these PPV Blu-rays.
Move to Europe then.
If you’re in North America, forget the idea of purchasing Blu-Rays from other regions. From a video quality/fast motion perspective, you’re better off getting you’re grandfather to dub a VHS copy off an NTSC (North American) DVD and watching that.
First off, Roly, very mature. Second off, not sure what the mystery man above is talking about. I’ve imported several Blu-rays from other countries here to North America and they play perfectly. They look just as good as any HD program anywhere. Unlike VHS and DVD, there isn’t any quality loss due to the PAL-NTSC transfer because Blu-rays are PAL/NTSC-free. It’s only a matter of having them locked to a specific region.
Actually Blu-rays from other regions play fine…there is no PAL and NTSC issues with HD.
I imported all WWE UK Blu-rays that were not available in North America and they played perfectly on my region free Blu-ray player. Quality was excellent.
DVDs on the other hand have some lag effect but that highly depends on the player that does the converting…some players have better software than others.
LP1 / Dave, thanks for clearing that up guys. I got a little worried there after reading Anonymous’s comment about the quality….
..lol, you’re killin’ me Roly.
No problem Vincenzzzzzo. Definitely check out a region free Blu-ray, it really opens up the possibilities of getting Blu-rays outside of North America. There are lots of UK exclusive Blu-rays not available here – not just WWE.
Dave, where did you get yours from and how much? Which unit also?
I have an Oppo BDP-93…for DVDs its region free out of the box, but to get Blu-ray you have to install a 3rd party mod chip in the USB port to access region free. Works and plays wonderfully.
I paid $500 Canadian for it earlier this year, but its one of the best Blu-ray players on the market and also has an awesome PAL to NTSC software so playing Tagged Classics and other PAL format DVDs hardly have any lag effect.
Its discontinued now, and people selling it for much more than what i paid for.
But i read there is a Best Buy exclusive player called the Insignia which has access for region free Blu-rays…just have to press a sequence of numbers. I heard its not that good though. You really have to dish out if you want quality.
It’s pretty impressive that the Punk DVD is already #4 on that list, when it had only been out for 3-4 weeks when this data was compiled.
Thanks Eddie may pick those up for $3
No prob, Jon..