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Blu-ray player sales triple Black Friday week

North American stand-alone Blu-ray Disc player revenue during the week of Thanksgiving and Black Friday more than tripled from a week earlier after Sony and Samsung dropped prices of their entry-level machines below $200 to generate holiday demand, NPD Group unit DisplaySearch said today. Meanwhile, Black Friday TV revenue fell from a year earlier as retailers discounted prices on larger liquid-crystal display sets.

Consumers paid more than $30 million for 147,000 Blu-ray players during a week in which the average price was slightly more than $200, down from about $240 the previous week, DisplaySearch said. About one in four video-disc players purchased for the week ended Nov. 29 were Blu-ray machines. Sales of Sony's PlayStation 3 videogame console, which includes a Blu-ray player, weren't included in the DisplaySearch figures.

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AngryHippo3602d ago

....the sooner blu ray takes over the sooner the prices of the blu ray films will drop. I can't wait to start building up my blu ray collection, i cant really afford to at the moment. There are a number of blu rays films i have asked Santa Clause for though. =0)