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A recent Consumer Reports article shows that the market for Blu-ray discs has risen 26% from a year ago

CeBIT 2013

Consumer Reports released an article, titled Blu-ray discs: 'We're not dead yet' on May 1, 2013. In this article, they emphasized that the recent lamenting from pundits that optical discs, in particular Blu-ray, was a dead format, is shown to be unfounded. In fact, recent data has proven just the opposite, as shown in the below excerpts from the article:

“Think video streaming, from services such as Amazon and Netflix, is killing physical discs? Not quite yet, according to the Digital Entertainment Group (DEG), which reports that Blu-ray sales were 28.5 percent higher in the first quarter of this year than a year ago. Spending on digital distribution jumped 26 percent from quarter to quarter...”

“Sales of both new releases and catalog Blu-ray titles rose by 37 percent and 12 percent, respectively, compared to the first quarter of 2012. DEG also said that 3.2 million Blu-ray players were sold in the first quarter of this year...”

These are solid numbers that shows the larger format of Blu-ray, with its Hi-Def capability is proving a much more attractive option, even in first world nations where the digital infrastructure for Internet streaming is more widespread and available. So when you are deciding if you should make that jump to using or offering the BD format, this article should prove it’s a wise decision to jump on the Blu-ray bandwagon.

 


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