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Blu-ray sales rise 300%

PSU writes: "In a beneficial turn of events for the home entertainment industry, Blu-ray sales continue to rise drastically despite the staggering U.S. economy.

As DVD sales decline, Blu-ray has been filling in the gap, generating more than $200 million in the first half of 2008. This is in stark contrast to the same point last year, where Blu-ray earnings were less than 33% of current figures."

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Bladestar3584d ago

Do you know when companies use %? when they are embarrassed of using the actual numbers...

technically if blu-ray sells 1 movie this week... and 3 movies next week... that means an increase of 300%... but it sounds a lot bigger when you just forget about #...

butterfinger3584d ago

You know when somebody uses the argument that Bladestar just presented, they are really grasping at straws. If you would read the other numbers posted, you would realize that their percentages weren't from selling 1 Blu Ray last week and 3 this week, they actually said that Blu Ray has generated more than $200 million in the first half of 2008 which is incredible compared to last year. It's amazing how retarded you can be. Now present more spin, please.

pwnsause3584d ago

bladestar, its ok that your toaster, I mean your Console doesnt have blu-ray, it has the HD-DVD add on. you can still upscale your movies and pretend you are watching blu-ray movies.

Solid_Snake6663584d ago (Edited 3584d ago )

tell me how HD DVD sales are doing....LMAO they dont make them anymore

games4fun3584d ago

if you bothered to read the paragraph above your comment you would have read

"generating more than $200 million in the first half of 2008"

im no rocket scientist but it seems like numbers to me :)

Sir_Ken_Kutaragi3584d ago (Edited 3584d ago )

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|............____|...____| sales rise 300%!!! ;-P

PLAYSTATION®3規格ソフトウェアのゲー ム 中にXMB™

(And the xBox 3$hitys FALLS 300%!!!) ;-D

+Just think...the xBot Lemmings on this have been saying for over a year Blu-ray won't win??? WRONG!!! ;-D
+PS3 won't win??? WRONG!!! ;-D
They don't get anything right do they!!! ;-D
There a waste of space!!!(Like the xBox 360!!!) ;-D

BLUR1113584d ago (Edited 3584d ago )

WHAT!! man come on. Bluray is awesome I own a bluray player it has the playstation logo on it though...

with great movies such as SAW 4, WaR, the new rambo and metal gear solid 4.

juuken3583d ago

...You are such a f*cking idiot.
I mean...seriously.
I don't know how 360 fanatics can be this stupid. It really astounds me.

BLUR1113583d ago

well stay astound while sucking asian penis.

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blade2063584d ago

is that the reason why hd dvd lost

panasonic233584d ago

ahaahahhahahaha omg ahahaahahahahaha that some funny [email protected] right there.

eagles19903584d ago

Bluray is the future!!!!!

butterfinger3584d ago

glad to see that others are really picking up on Blu Ray. I really enjoy building my blu ray library, and the movies look absolutely incredible. The prices seem to be getting cheaper already, and I was able to pick up Batman Begins, The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, and The Perfect Storm at Blockbuster for $19.99 each. It's amazing that blu ray could own up to %12 of the market by the end of this year.

Euphrate3584d ago

That's cos there's finally good movies coming out :P

I even bought a couple ( I usually never do)

thePatriot3584d ago

and get your self 3:10 to yuma on blu ray. > awesomeness

PoSTedUP3584d ago

and blu-ray sales will continue to increase as the demand for HDTV's increase as they get cheaper which leads to blu-ray being the future for both movies and games.

morganfell3584d ago

There are two different PS3s in the Top 10 of the Best Seller list at Amazon. Is there a 360 model? No. Guess what? The PSP is ahead of the 360. The PS3 will continue to climb in sales and as it does Bluray sales will climb. More games will have the PS3 either as an exclusive or the lead platform. As Bluray gains more and more prominence, PS3 sales continue to rise. It is a self sustaining mechanism.

BTW, 2 important releases coming with Kill Bill Volumes 1&2 on Bluray September 9th followed on the 23rd by the Coppola Restoration 4 disk Godfather I, II, and III set.

Omegasyde3584d ago

RELEASE LORD OF THE RINGS AND STARWARS ON BLU-RAY FOR #%@#%^@#%^@#%^@ SAKE ALREADY.

butterfinger3584d ago

Do you remember how long it took us to get Star Wars and Indy on DVD? I think it was about 3 or 4 years into DVD's existence.

Omegasyde3584d ago

True but what better way to make money selling the same movie twice (DVD and blu-ray) to the same person?

Blu-ray cost a bit more than mass-making DVD's but then you only make a limited amount. This will also create hype for the blu-ray edition.

MikeGdaGod3584d ago

i haven't bought any blurays yet except Planet Earth, but i rent them every weekend.

i'm so used to buying bootlegs i have to get into this whole "paying full price for a movie" thing. i'll get there eventually. but my movie man doesn't make it easy on me since he always has screener or retail versions as soon as the movies come out. 6 for $20 is hard to pass up.

if only he could get blurays.............

DarkArcani3584d ago

You buy stolen movies? Why not just download them for free and burn them?

Shadow Flare3584d ago

"But, but, but teh hd-dvd has a simple name and no-one knows what a bluray is!!1! It will failz like all Sony formatz"

....yes, how people who said that were right. Not.

I'm personally looking forward to when the Bourne trilogy comes out on Bluray. And hopefully some Jackie Chan films come out on Bluray. I like the old Chanster

dantesparda3583d ago (Edited 3583d ago )

But these haters/fanboys will never come on here and admit they were wrong

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