DVD Sales hit one billion

Sales of DVDs have hit the one billion mark in the UK less than 10 years since the format's launch, according to figures from the British Video Association (BVA), according to HEW.

The best-selling DVD of all time in the UK is Lord Of The Rings: Fellowship Of The Ring, which has sold almost five million units to date. The top five best selling DVDs ever, which include all three Lord Of The Rings films, Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl and Shrek 2, have all sold between 3.5 million and 4.9 million units each.

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PS360WII4192d ago

I know a billion is a lot but doesn't it seem a bit low for DVD's? It's been 10 years so they say... I don't know

DirtyRat4192d ago

You do know a billion is a million million right? thats:


Or one 6th of the worlds population.

and that doesn't include all the illegal copies out there!

I'm not one for buying many DVDs i prefer to rent em.

SmokeyMcBear4192d ago (Edited 4192d ago )

ahhhh yessss... the public school system is totally awesome... actually a billion is 1000 million. Here is a million, 1,000,000. Here is 1 billion. 1,000,000,000. See there is a difference of 3 decimal places, hence 1000 million. Cmon guys, this is elementary school stuff here. 1 million million is 1,000,000,000,000, and uh i have no idea what that is 1 trillion is 100,000 million, so uh quadrimillion, sheesh.. School is a good thing

turn down obnoxious... no way, how do you think i got to one bubble, hehe. Seriously though, it really pains me to see kids able to navigate and type on internet forums, yet do not know basic math skills, its really really depressing actually.

BIadestarX4192d ago (Edited 4192d ago )

I suggest you edit your comment based on SmokeyMcBlunt input... kind of.... errr... embarrassing.

and... SmokeyMcBlunt and don't think you should be that obnoxious...

PS360WII4192d ago

Yup I'm well aware of the amount of a billion. I know I myself have around 200 DVD's and a lot of my friends love to buy DVD's as well. I'm also sure there are hundred million of people like me who like to buy and keep a hardcopy of something which is why the 2 hand shops are still in business.

1 billion just seemed a bit low even though it is a big number.

DirtyRat4192d ago

Yeh i owned about 60 or so DVDs till a few months ago when I sold most of em...if I want to rewatch them i'l just add em to me love film list, saves taking up space.

I just went through everything in my house and though "what have I not looked at in over a year, what am I not likely to look at in the next year"...lots of stuff went in the clearout!

gta_cb4189d ago

i think its alot, i own a couple hundred =D