If the Star Wars Blu-rays were a theatrical release, they'd be the biggest movie of the week, or possibly the month. As it is, they're just a record-breaking sales monster. The Blu-ray set has taken in $84 million worldwide in its first week, selling about 515,000 copies. That makes it the best selling Blu-ray title of all time. Apparently fans weren't too deterred by those much-ballyhooed changes to the films, after all. [THR and Washington Post]
It's hardly surprising these sold well, is it? The internet may have been loud and gnashy about the changes, and vehemently anti-purchasing, but as usual, it was a loud minority. The average consumer is just going to think 'Oooh, every Star Wars movie in HD! I'll get that and watch it on my playstation!'.
Hell, if I used my PS3 as a blu-ray player more often, I'd probably ask for them for Christmas. Some of the changes are weird, like the Vader 'nooooo!', but I'd still like to see the films in HD quality.
But then again, I'm one of those people who actually enjoyed the prequels, so you may choose to disregard my opinion entirely. =P