Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Apple Is Recalling Beats Pill XL Speakers
IBM Buys Blue Box to Accelerate Open Hybrid Clouds
Yahoo Gives Advertisers Fraud Verification Tools
Fujifilm and imec Demonstrate Full-color Organic light-emitting diodes With photoresist technology for organic semiconductors
Microsoft Showcases new Windows 10 Devices At Computex 2015
Corning's new Eagle XG Slim glass In Just 0.4mm Thick
Plextor At Computex 2015
Samsung Mobile Payment System Coming In September
Active Discussions
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > Optical Storage > Blu-ray...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, January 24, 2008
Blu-ray Gains the 93 Percent of Hardware Sales in 2008


Warner Home Video's defection from the HD DVD camp may have put a damper on hardware sales, according to a retail market monitoring report.

In the week since the Warner studio's early-January announcement that after May it will support only the rival Blu-ray Disc format, sales of HD DVD players ground to a virtual halt, giving Blu-ray hardware a whopping 93 percent sales advantage, according to data from the NPD Group.

According to raw retail data collected by NPD, consumers bought just 1,758 HD DVD players the week of January 12, down from 14,558 players the week before. In contrast, consumers bought 21,770 Blu-ray Disc machines, up from 15,257 the previous week.

However, NDP's analyst Stephen Baker said that it was too soon to tell whether this is the start of a long-term trend, according to Reuters.

"It's always very dangerous to make long-term assumptions based on one-week sales data," he said.

Baker said that while the Warner defection might have had an impact on HD DVD player sales, other factors also may have come into play, including an aggressive promotion by Sony and Sharp in which HDTVs were bundled with Blu-ray Disc players.

"One week just doesn't give us enough data points to say something is going on for the long term. It only tells me in one week something happened," Baker said.
NPD tracks point-of-sale data from major U.S. retailers that collectively account for about two-thirds of consumer electronics hardware sales.

Earlier this month, Toshiba began slashing pricing on its HD DVD players, including cutting $150 off the HD-A3 to $149.


Previous
Next
MSI Trials First EFI BIOS Mainboards        All News        Sharp to Introduce 20 New AQUOS LCD TV Models in Three Series
Sony Unveils Blue Laser Coupler For Portable PCs     Optical Storage News      Roxio Launches BackOnTrack Online

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Blu-ray Disc Association Completes Ultra HD Blu-ray Specification
DIGISTOR Releases New Professional Grade Blu-ray Recordable Media
Blu-ray Players Could Install Malware
4K Blu-ray Gets a Name: Ultra HD Blu-ray
Sony Unveils New Line of Blu-ray Disc Players
Panasonic Showcases Next Generation Blu-ray Disc Player at CES 2015
Blu-ray Movie Discs Used As Templates For Improving Solar Cell Performance
Pioneer Introduces New High-end Blu-ray Players At CEDIA
Blu-ray Discs For 4K Content And 4K Players Coming Next Year
New BD-DSD Blu-ray Disc Standard Allows Storing 200GB Of Data Per Disc
Optical Disc Sales Down
DVD And Blu-ray Discs Remain Popular in Britain

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .