It seems Blu Ray has gained steam from the release of Transformers. Blu-Ray media captured 12% of the market share of discs for the week ending 7th September, 2008.The weekly Blu-Ray sales went up by 16% compared to a 37% fall of DVD discs
Blu ray will never take off??? Blu ray will capture over 25% of market shares when Dark Knight is launched
I can SENSE THEIR BITTER TEARS HEARS A TISSUE!!!
get this threw your head's Xbots and Blu-ray hatters. Blu-ray will go down in Price after X-mass because by then all them Movie studios will have made all the $$$$$$ they LOST supporting that DEAD format that there milking Blu-ray for there cash back. After they make there cash Back BLU-ray will EXPLODE and u fools will just look like the FOOLS u are. go watch your DVDs and cry.
Look at how quickly the tables have turned, idibots! Hahaha suck on that please.
i agree with zimbo007 it will have around 30% share when Dark Knight is launched I havent seen anyone purchasing a DVD player with an HD TV
Blu RAy will be becoming the DEFACTO standard in a year of 2. I expect Blu Ray to become the standard by 2009 in europe and Japan If the US economy resurges then it will become the standard by 2009 too
Yeah sure sounds like a format on deaths door eh! (Canadian sarcasm) Wait till Christmas when more people get HD TV's it will probably double.
Cheaper Blu-ray Player $400? Cheapest DVD player $10? Once blu-ray drops in price it's only going to get bigger.
These numbers reflect 1 week in which TRANSFORMERS was released! Transformers is like the wholly grail of HD movies for the majority of people who own BD players. (PS3 owners - males between 15 - 35. In two weeks or so, numbers will be back to normal.
@ mikeslemonade It does not happen often, but I agree with you on this.
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oh ya a whole 12% and ps3 fanboys actually think that means dvds are dead. I and beyond amazed at how stupid the fanboys on this site really are
oh I wouldn't expect the EU to get into blu-ray that quick. I was in Norway in the summer and blu-ray wasn't big. I think the prices were twice the price of DVD or close to. Not to mention that the selection was small. They had half a shelf at electronic stores (Spaceworld, Expert) and GameStop. Their biggest chain Elkjop had a bit larger selection but nothing compared to over here in the US.
Best format ever since Sony and Phillips made the "CD"..... :P
Blu Ray sales UP 16% DVD sales down 37% DVD will be dead by this year or next in NA for sure
DVD sales are down 37 percent? Please take another look at the chart.
Blu ray UP 16% DVD down 37% DVD is dying a quick death. isnt it?
SAYS THE STUPID XBOTS HAHAHAAAAAAAAAHHHAHAHHA
nasim is actually replying to himself now. There is something very wrong with this kid.
they are different persons.
tanod and cahill are both nasim. So he is in fact talking to himself.
Oh OH oh WAIT BALLS RADAR said BLU RAY WILL BE DEAD by 2012????
Just proves why Blu Ray wont die anytime soon
Good news. Blue ray is the way forward.
I remember back when everyone was spelling doom for DVD. Now look at how long dvd lasted. People are moving from DVD to Blu Ray even faster than when people moved from VHS to DVD. People keep speculating doom for Blu ray. They have no facts to really back their claims. However, Blu ray's rising sales PROVE that it will be around years beyond 2012. The sooner people stop crying about HD DVD's death, the sooner they'll realize that
Sure Warner Bros is releasing 15-20 BR's but those are the titles that only come with lossy Dolby digital that peaks out at 640kbps. I buy these for the audio and the picture. I hate waiting for sales and I do not want to spend 5000.00 building my libary. Right now I have a 100 high definition movies and do not want to buy anymore unless I get them for around 10-15 and I get lossless or uncompressed audio.
It's not the lossily compressed audio. It's impossible to tell the difference between lossily compressed and uncompressed audio if the "lossiness" is sufficiently low. Just look at JPG images - indistinguishable from the actual picture if the picture quality is at 100 (and yes that still means it's lossily compressed). I'm sure the quality on Warner Bros' sound can be improved, however, it's not lossless compression that's necessarily the key. If anything, just having a lower level of compression or a higher bitrate will do it.
I'm not sure as to what your talking about. I had to go grab the first WB Blu-ray movie I bought to verify your statement. Comes to find out your statement is false. Batman Begins is in True Dolby HD. While True Dolby HD (DTS-HD as well) isn't 100% lossless it is close as you to lossless without be wasteful. They take all the "sound" from the lossless while getting rid of "no-sound" data. One last thing, there are blu-rays that are only Dolby Digital. Sony doesn't force the producer to make their movies HD. If you the consumer wish to not support it because of no HD sound then don't buy it. ...It is what I do. I always check for HD audio prior to purchase. Now if we can just get all movies in 7.1...
That week is gonna be big too. Ironman kicked @$$
If people see that Blu-ray has gained some steam now with Transformers, just wait until The Dark Knight (the biggest movie of the year) comes out in December because Blu-ray will definantly take a spike in sales then. As HDTV prices come down and as Blu-ray disc players drop in price, more and more people will upgrading to Blu-ray.
What you mean? Blu-ray and the PS3 is already dead. Nobody is buying Blu-Rays and the PS3 has no games! The PS3 has no exclusives. Blu-Rays look the same as DVDs. Digital Downloads is the future! Project Origin looks the same as Killzone 2. Bioshock is never going to the PS3! The 360 doesn't need Blu-Ray. lol sarcasm obviously. Just getting them out of the way now.
@ VF34EJ25 Sarcasm aside, the 360 does not need blu-ray. It has done fine without it so far.
No one needs x360 why do you think that its sales are almost null in europe and japan @ukillnme/utalkintome/etownme /amillions of ur other fake accounts PS3 has outsold x360 in US this year 2m consoles sold vs 1.7m consoles sold In Canada ps3 has outsold x360 by 40% this year. In europe and Japan it is more like 3x as x360 In US too PS3 will beat x360 in LTD sales X360 will do just as good as the old xbox -25-30m in sales PS3 will do just as good as the old ps2 -140m or better
@ cahill/all of your other accounts. Europe and Japan are not the only gaming markets out there. Nice PM you sent me. Some things never change. New Message: 5 minutes ago | By: cahill | Block no one wants an x360 No one needs x360 why do you think that its sales are almost null in europe and japan It is the least selling console in the world It will die after the end of this year
seriously get a grip.
Blu-ray hasn't gained steam which is the problem. Yes, Iron Man caused a spike in Blu-ray sales without a complimentary spike in DVD sales because it was originally released on DVD last year. The upcoming releases of Iron Man & Dark Knight are not going to yield the same skewed results because the Blu-ray & DVD releases will occur simultaneously which means you'll all get to sit back & sulk over how pathetic Blu-ray sales really are. I own a PS3 & I will be buying Iron Man & Dark Knight on DVD, ripping to Apple TV & watching on my 720P DLP.
Blu-Ray is Dead. Says non-PS3 owners and non-BR player owners.
Says the pissed idiot that bought an HD-DVD player, you mean. Heheheheheheh.
12 percent of the TOP 20 UNIT VOLUME is NOTHING when you consider the sad little truth that NOTHING was released on DVD last week except a direct to DVD Little Mermaid movie from Disney.
True. But it's a growing trend, and just as long as it continues to grow. That's the most important part. It might be 12% now. Then maybe 50% in the future.
You might not like it - but - BR titles will increase because of a few simple reasons: DRM - publishers like it - more difficult to copy Not so any copiers - any person with a DVD burner can rip and copy a DVD Because of this - the potential for better profits for publishers will ensure that they will phase out DVD. The consumer can throw tantrums - in the end the publishers will make the content available on BR only - and the consumer will buy. Simple as that. If you were a publisher you would do the same.
Yeah but you can't just force it upon the consumer. Let's say a company decided to release on blu-ray only when it's not yet the norm. They would lose a f***ton of profits that they would have got from the DVD release. If lots of companies started doing it anyway (in some sort of cartel) then one rebel might release on DVD as well and all the consumers who are refusing to buy blu-ray would make them a load of profit. We have to remember, many people don't even have HDTVs yet. Blu-ray is a big investment, and if you have a small set and poor eyesight you will notice NO difference whatsoever.
Actually Thor - the answer is yes they can force it upon you. If the major publishers decide to move to BR and stop releasing on DVD - then you have to move. And as far as I know this is inevitable. Even if only a measure against piracy being the incentive - but they can - and will. Why do you think the major publishers were so involved with the process of the new standard? They were looking 10 years ahead - not like some fanboys looking at the immediate battle. For the publishers if HD-DVD won - the outcome would be the same - higher deffinition as the carot - DRM as the stick to get consumers moved over. Same for BR - or for that matter - any future format. Because DVD is so easy to copy - is its undoing - for publisher support that is.
as HDTVs become standard in households.
I know 15 people with HDTVs. One of them owns a Blu-Ray player. Not everybody cares about quality when it comes at a $400 price tag. Blu-Ray, like DVD, won't catch on till it comes cheaper. I can get 3 month old movies at walmart for 10 bucks. I can get a movie AND a dvd player for just over the price of a single Blu-Ray Disc. It will not be standard till They start lowering the price of players. The difference between BR and DVd is that DVD had no real competition. it was introduced into a market that needed an alternative. Flash media is a better physical medium, and for people that don't care about quality, DD is a realistic possibility. Stage 6 already streamed HD content, and did it well.
"Not everybody cares about quality when it comes at a $400 price tag." And yet, each one of those 15 people shelled out more than a grand for an HDTV. For what? To watch so-called "HD" TV from their cable company? "Stage 6 already streamed HD content, and did it well" And then unceremoniously got shut down.
People are just waiting for movies that can show what HD is all about.. With Transformers out now and Iron Man, Hulk, Hellboy 2, Hancock etc. coming, Bluray sales will increase drastically. :)
I know that my rentals will increase for sure.
Mine too... I won't buy them lol
Whoo-hoo! :3 I'm picking up The Dark Knight soon enough. :P Now, to preorder Resistance 2 and LBP today before it slips my mind again. >.<
Iron Man to come out and it's all region-free!
Oh yeah, Iron Man! :D Loved that movie.
Notice the trend, as good new movies Blockbusters come out on a format really only currently releasing updated quality of old films and TV shows...the sales go up. This also happened with DVD if anyone remembers rightly. I still laugh at the family in the caravan in Mars Attacks defending the DVD-Player from the aliens, lol and that film was out before DVD became standard because I saw it on video I was questioning "What's DVD?".
blu-ray will dominate the future? not according to Samsung (one of the biggest blu-ray player manufacturers and supporters)... It does not take a genious to see why digital distribution is the future... ohh and I am not talking about xbox 360 live bla bla... I am talking about digital distribution in general... which includes movies on demand from your tv cable provider, computer, media hub and even game consoles... If you look at the adoption rate between HD tvs and broadband internet you will see that more people are getting fast internet than people getting HD Tvs... also, more people are spending time on their computers (even watching movies), than watching movies on their TVs... not to mention that the speed of internet (Version FIOS for example) are increasing rapidly year by year... I get 20mb with optimun online for $29.95... which made possible for music to be mostly distributed via internet... hell even the phone service is distributed via internet now... so it's online a matter of time before movies are mostly distributed via internet... 1 year ago my max internet speed was 5MB... 2 years ago 1MB ... and before that almost nothing... 2-4 years from now the internet will probably be at least 100mb... downloading a full HD movie would probably take a few minutes... and for certain a lot less than driving to the video store (if they are even around before most of them are closing) and rent a movie... ohh and that's not even concidering streaming... like most internet movie services do... I mean look... these people buying blu-ray movies? PS3 lovers... the mainstream that do not own PS3 arent buying these expesives movies and stand alone players...
I don't believe DD will be a huge success as everyone claims. Yes, broadband is spreading but it's not evenly disburse throughout the US. A good part of the US is still stuck in dailup. US is doing terrible with the expansion of Broadband, over the years, we've been dropping in ranks and our prices are actually one of the highest. Also, the qualities of DD is still not even close to Blu-ray. I don't know about you but I prefer tangible disc.
Not likely, people will want 'special editions' and covers and DD won't warrant that, and the retail market would suffer like heck. People like an evident selection of films in their houses so you can see what type of person someone is just by looking at their selection on a shelf, you can't do that with DD. Fact is, if HD-DVD won, I would go into buying that when the focus is shifted way from DVD for my very reason also I like owning REAL things with some kind of physicality behind them other than turning on a system and waiting for it too boot up in order to watch them and would dismiss 'HD-DVD is going to dies in a matter of years!" headlines. DD is nothing but a rental service and for those who cannot afford the time to go down to the shops due to time management. In games it could work, but I don't see it happening anytime soon I would also prefer buying the physical version due to easy trading if I don't want the game any longer, lending to friends and the sake of memory storage.
rentals are a huge part of the market. With DD the prices on it will drop like rocks too. If netflix keeps increasing it's streaming library, or starts using the DiVX web player and streaming HD, that's a very real alternative to buying movies. Collectors will always buy the physical format, but people who just want a movie to watch are going to love DD.
But the discs currently cost too much IMO 30-35 dollars a movie at some places. They will drop the prices as HDTVs become more popular.
WOW I WANT A BLU-RAY PLAYER NOW (END SARCASM)
Lots of people believe that. They also believe Blu-ray is successful. If a new release of an old movie beats out all of your new movies, your new movies aren't selling that well. Unless Transformers had several million in sells, Blu-ray is not selling very well. With no major releases on DVD and Blu-ray getting one of it's biggest of the year, a 16% rise in sales suck. Just the way it is. Sorry if it hurts.
Not compared to a 37% drop, it doesn't.
DVD sales are NOT down 37 percent.