Blu-ray disc sales to crest 100 million this year

Monday, 23 February 2009 21:00 GMT By Patrick Garratt


More than 100 million Blu-ray discs will be sold across the US, Western Europe and Japan this year, research group Futuresource Consulting said today.

The group’s predicted HD TVs and reductions in Blu-ray player prices will spike interest in the format despite the global recession.

“In the USA, Blu-ray has moved from early adopter phase through to early majority, with the format gaining real traction in the marketplace,” said Mai Hoang, senior market analyst at Futuresource.

“Last year in the US alone, Blu-ray video retail sales increased by a whopping 320 per cent to 24 million units; and we’re going to see momentum continuing in 2009, with over 80 million disc sales forecast.”

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