US home entertainment revenues are down 5% year-on-year for Q1 2009, according to a report from Digital Entertainment Group. DVD sales dropped 14%, hitting the industry hard. However, sales of Blu-Ray discs and digital downloads provided an encouraging fillip.
Total US revenues from home entertainment reached just USD5.3bn for the quarter, with DVD sales accounting for more than half of all sales despite declining by 14%. Blu-Ray revenues more than doubled to USD230m and digital downloads grew by 19% to reach USD487m.