Blu-ray on the Rise

Smarthouse News (Australia) reports on 12 October 2007:

"Retail sales of Blu-ray Disc media will rise to 30 billion in the US by 2010 according to a report released by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) containing sales and trends forecasts for the media over the next three years."

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xhi44024d ago

if Blu-Ray is to become what DVD is now, I wouldn't be suprised if it reached those figures.

However if HD-DVD somehow overtakes Blu-Ray globally and fades it out completely, then it will most likely reach the same financial height as DVD is today.

Moreover, if Blu-Ray does win, it will make even more money for Sony than DVD has as a result of growing populations and longer lives.

Makes sense to me :P

cloud3604024d ago (Edited 4024d ago )

I think they will make more money since there will be no pirating of Blu-Ray.

Also November 7th 2008= 100GB BD Disk

Also November 28th 2008= 200GB BD Disk

Last time i checked into my Crystal Ball everything was still the same.
Its obvious Blu Ray will win. The reason People bought a HD DVD player was becoz of confusion.

I mean come on why did HDVD Forum/ Toshiba decide to call it HD DVD. What those cheating bas...

Antiomo4023d ago

The worst case scenario is that blu-ray and hd-dvd coexist.... but I doubt that will happen.

The only place that shows hd-dvd is surviving is in north america.

cuco334023d ago (Edited 4023d ago )

as a movie platform, HD DVD has the better business model. as a storage media for gaming and PCs BD is the right way to go. BD's own chairman says that they are not in competition with HD DVD (mainly due to fear since EVERY presentation slide until now showed BD vs HD DVD and the fact that BD is in shambles, with the majority of PS3 owners not buying BD movies)

Gamespot-equals-EGM4023d ago

30 billion? I think they mean 30 million. I doubt even 30 billion DVD's have been sold (that's 5 DVD's per person).

But something in that article is askew b/c it says there will be $190 million in revenue from Blu-ray media in 2010. Only $190 million in revenue on 30 billion sold. I know the 30 billion is total but that still makes no sense. Again, I think they mean 30 million.

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achira4024d ago

imo blue ray will win the war! i am totally sure!

fury4023d ago (Edited 4023d ago )

It's only a matter of time until it will replace the almighty DVD, although I believe the DVD will remain even after >5 years like the CD which is still used nowadays.
it will be a slow but steady change.

eagle214023d ago

panasonic, pioneer, apple, disney as well as sony. These mega brands know more than we do. It is time to enjoy the excellent quality and branding of blu ray discs and end this toshiba driven war. We all buy games, why not the discs that have proven enhancements to gaming?

nobizlikesnowbiz4023d ago

The war is just as much driven by the BluRay camp, as it is by the HD DVD camp. Neither one wants to lose and are pouring money into it.

Both still have tons of cash so by the looks of it I don't see one suddenly backing down.

But you make it seem like Toshiba is just out there to screw people.

PopEmUp4023d ago

Sony will have more than enough funds to make Blue-ray a next gen format in everybody living room

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