CNET's Crave on Friday reported on Nielsen's latest VideoScan figures, showing that Blu-ray Disc's market share in the video disc market has slumped in the past week.
According to Nielsen, Blu-ray's market share dropped to just 8 percent of the overall market, giving DVDs a whopping 92 percent ownership.
Granted, those figures show only one week's performance, and Blu-ray may have a huge week soon and capture more of the market, but let's be honest with ourselves: do we really think that will happen?
Believing you can predict the future doesn't make sense.
Simply put the facts down. Sales and rentals are still very slow.
And a few people are already using digital distribution.
distribution still has a long ways to go, but by the looks of things so does Blu ray.
So not good. Blu ray is failing.
I don't think Sony PS3 is counting on blu ray anymore. Any help is welcome but I doubt Blu ray will help sales. As soon as sales get out of hand, Sony will be forced to cut price again.
Anyone who takes anything that he writes to heart is silly, not only does he hate Sony(which is only a small portion of the BDA), he has a GIANT hard-on for Microsoft. All of his points are moot and useless. "OMG Blu-Ray sucks because it's new and expensive and DVD's have been cheap since they launched and portable's exist fot them and I'm a big fat idiot that nobody should listen to". Please, Resinger needs to get another job,maybe when Major Nelson retires he take his job, he'd be perfect for it.
is that ALL video sales have dropped lately (blu ray and DVD). And when you consider that Blu ray players are in the minority in terms of how many are currently owned, of course the market share was going to drop. But as I said, look at the DVD drops lately as well. And the thing is, even digital download only has .06 market share, so it's not like you can say "digital download is to blame". The bottom line is there is nothing worth buying right now.
When Dark Knight, Iron man, and Incredible Hulk all come out, you will see another Blu ray market share rise. The market will rise and fall based on that is available to the customer. Slowly as more and more people get blu ray the market share will rise steadily regardless of what comes out. And that's because it will slowly become commonplace.
Just look at DVD and how long it took for that to overtake VHS. Overall, people are moving from DVD to Blu ray faster than they moved from VHS to DVD
I see more and more people holding blus in store over time. Yes slow but heck dvd wasn't that fast at gaining it in the first few years. We will see in time though who knows with the economy the way it is at the moment.