COLLECT WATCH TRACK RATE REVIEW APP
Manage your own movie collection and always keep it with you with our Apps. Price track movies and get price drop notifications instantly. Become a member to take full advantage of all site features.
GET STARTED

Best Blu-ray Deals

Best Blu-ray Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
Steven Spielberg Director's Collection (Blu-ray)
$91.99
Y Tu Mamá También (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Okami-San & Her Seven Companions: Complete Series (Blu-ray)
$23.99
The Other Woman (Blu-ray)
$12.99
Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One - Avengers Assembled (Blu-ray)
$119.99
The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
$29.99
All That Jazz (Blu-ray)
$25.46
Picnic at Hanging Rock (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Sons of Anarchy: Season Six (Blu-ray)
$29.99
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Archer: The Complete Season Three (Blu-ray)
$12.96
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Blu-ray)
$19.96
Dream Theater: Breaking the Fourth Wall (Blu-ray)
$16.99
The Fault in Our Stars (Blu-ray)
$24.99
Love Streams (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Fargo: Season One (Blu-ray)
$39.99
The Devil Is a Part-Timer! Complete Series (Blu-ray)
$40.18
The Royal Tenenbaums (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Ace in the Hole (Blu-ray)
$19.99


Blu-ray Sells over $200m in Jan-Feb 2010, Restores Growth for Packaged Media

Posted March 5, 2010 04:37 AM by Juan Calonge

Blu-ray MoviesAccording to aggregate weekly estimates from the research department of Home Media Magazine, revenues from Blu-ray sales in the US in 2010 through February were $200.95 million, 59% more than in the same period of 2009. Additionally, thanks to Blu-ray, the revenue from packaged-media sales stopped falling and grew 3% year-on-year.

As to market share, Blu-ray accounted for 11.7% of packaged-media sales revenue in the first two months of the year. In Jan-Feb 2009, this percentage was 7.6%.

The biggest-selling week was the week ended January 3, with $37.72 million in BD sales. The slowest week was the week ended February 21, with $18.58 million.

It is worth mentioning that Blu-ray sold more in these relatively slow two first months of the year than digital downloads did in the whole of 2009 ($199 million, including both standard-definition and high-definition, according to Screen Digest). In spite of all the continuous hype from tech sites and web pundits about the impending digital domination and the disc's demise, the public seems to see much more value in a movie when it comes on a high-quality physical support with top-notch video, audio and extras than on a downloaded video file.


Source: Home Media Magazine | Permalink | United States [Country settings]

News comments (39 comments)



Top contributor
Supernaut
  Mar 05, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Can somebody forward this to Lucas to get his ass into gear.

Top reviewer
STARSCREAM
  Mar 05, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
^LOL, love it. Yes I want Star Wars NOW!!!! Was just watching some of them tonight and cannot wait to see what they look and especially sound like on blu-ray.

Bluyoda
  Mar 05, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Yep!! Release Star Wars already, then the circle will be complete!!!!!

Top reviewer
Top contributor
pro-bassoonist
  Mar 05, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I am ONLY interested in physical media.

Pro-B

Bullseye
  Mar 05, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I'm with you Pro-B.

Top contributor
Blu Titan
  Mar 05, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Great news all around. Looking forward to some great classic movie releases this year.

Top contributor
ckenisell
  Mar 05, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I am ONLY interested in physical media for the home, BUT I just bought a 60GB iPod Touch and LOVE the Digital Copies for on the road with the kids. Digital Copies are a great value added bonus for Blu-Ray purchases, but I must admit, I haven't purchased a single video from iTunes because I know it is Standard Definition on the iPod and in the vehicle. HD all the way at home.

Next step. HD-3D-TV.

Top contributor
Grubert
  Mar 05, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I'd have no problem with downloads if they were at least as good as Blu-ray. But as it turns out, they are worse quality, less flexible (no alternate languages or subtitles), and less convenient (I've resold dozens of BDs - try doing that with the itunes video you "bought"), don't have any bonus features, and are 10x more limited geographically than Blu-ray.

What's not to love?

Top reviewer
denger76
  Mar 05, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I have Apple TV and rarely buy movies. The A/Q & V/Q from downloads will never be as great as a Blu Ray for a very long time (if ever) plus I want to touch what I own!

threefiftyrocket
  Mar 05, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I am ONLY interested in physical media too. Digital Copies are nice, my wife loves them on her iPod Touch, but in order to reach Blu-ray quality, that would be a HUGE file on a hard drive. Plus, how can you display a digital copy on a shelf... I like that aspect too. I like them not only as movies but I like to display them as well. +1 on BD living for a long long time

Top contributor
jcflman
  Mar 05, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I'm waiting for HD downloads with the option to backup. That's not viable right now so of course physical media is dominating. Once that technology advances, the convenience of streaming and searching all your content at once will be awesome. What sucks about downloading is you will have to be selective in your purchases since there won't be an option to resell what you don't like. Right now I'll continue with Blu-ray and then Blu-ray 3D but as with all technology there's always something better down the road.

Rainman208
  Mar 05, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I have never watched a downloaded or streamed movie. Once you've experienced the glory of Blu-ray why would you settle for less. Not to mention the obvious fact that I want physical ownership of media I spent my hard earned money for not massive video files with built in restrictions. It's Blu-ray all the way baby !!

Top reviewer
steve1971
  Mar 05, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
And the Blu ray craze just keeps growing. Take that all you "download over the internet" people. Get used to it because Blu ray aint going anywhere anytime soon.

Top contributor
Cplhicks
  Mar 05, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Nice touch with the bit about Digital Downloads at the end. I'm sick of all the people who claim BR won't be around long and download everything is the way to go.
Dicmatic
  Mar 05, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Yes sir! It's all about the quality in my opinion. Lossless audio baby! Highest bit rates for 1080p video and 24p! Downloads can't touch it! Go Blu Ray!...
spartyblu
  Mar 05, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Can't see disc (in any form) going away in my lifetime. Too many people simply do not have the abiltiy to download anything, let alone an HD movie. As a rental market I can see it but not as an owners market alternative.

Top reviewer
fettastic
  Mar 05, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Digital downloads are a GIMMICK!

The Chosen One
  Mar 05, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I don't have 3 bookcases filled with dvd's for a reason... to hell with digital downloads. Thats reserved for steamdeals and XBLA/PSN.

Frozenpinky
  Mar 05, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I hope DVD's are still dying, though. I hate those things. Blu-ray rules.

Blu3
  Mar 05, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I agree with spartyon. Downloads are convenient for rentals, and so is Redbox if you want to rent a disc (so you can watch it anywhere, like over someone else's house), but for ownership, I'm blu ray disc all the way!!

in2video2
  Mar 05, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
There's just no getting around the fact that we all emerged as hunters and gatherers. We are hard-wired that way. We will always want to show off what we have. Can't beat showing off my Blu-ray Library Collection to all my friends and family. What would I have to show if I went about downloading everything I watched...? Absolutely nothing to show for it... nothing at all.
Top reviewer
yellariel
  Mar 05, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Yes same with video games, i want to see the box, showing everyone my collection, if you have a girlfriend you dont put her in the closet when your friends come over, you want to be a ble to show her off to your friends, same with blurays and games, i dont want them in my media hard drive, i want them on my 3 dollar media stand that i got at kmart

hamchuck1
  Mar 05, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
physical media just make sense. Movie watching is a group entertainment for the most part. If i own a movie and want to watch it at a friends house, does that mean he has to download it too?????? doesnt make sense

Physcial media will be here for a very long time
mredman
  Mar 05, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
BLU-RAY is definitely here to STAY
RiffFan924
  Mar 05, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I've been arguing with a friend of mine about this for a long time. He's gone completely digital and it just does not make sense to me. I cannot justify paying for anything that I cannot have a physical product of in my hand. As long as physical products are made available, I will be buying them (as affordable as possible though please). I will never be caught dead buying a digital download from iTunes or Amazon, etc.
dajaga
  Mar 05, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Well i hope they start bringing out 1080p non drm files out soon, its not like there isnt the techonology to play these types of movies, or the internet speeds. I learnd from the past im out with physical media, i only have so much room in my small place , id sooner have 2-3 1 terabyte hard drive full of media than have a collection.
until companies can do that and have them at good prices i will never buy another movie. i think 15$ for a new release and 8$ for a catalog release is fair.

plus i dont need all of those stupid special features, never have never will watch them.

it was the same as music, i stopped buying cds when napster came around, but when itunes went with non drm files i deleted all of my pirated music and went legal music.

kknight
  Mar 05, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I'm with you yellariel! I like to show off my collection. It looks a lot more impressive then seeing a list of them on my monitor screen... :-p and if my friends and families want to borrow them, not a problem... and if I don't like them. I'll sell it off craigslist. The only advantage I see with Digital Downloads right now is being able to d/l TV episodes. That's a nice touch.

Top reviewer
Gardenofstone10
  Mar 05, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
So glad to hear these numbers and it will only get better especially with the release of 3D blu ray later this year. I already saw the Samsung 3D Blu Ray on a 3D Mitsubishi tv at a vendor conference for my job and it was absolutely amazing. That is really going to revolutionize the product and the future.

Minimejer05
  Mar 05, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Very awesome news indeed.
DeadByDawn
  Mar 05, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
It's definitely do to the falling prices and great sales that have been going on.

CptGreedle
  Mar 05, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
So, Apple, where are you BD drives?

Top reviewer
danfaz
  Mar 06, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I contributed to 10% of the growth LOL!

HDDVD(RIP)
  Mar 06, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I just.... want to...hold it...

I dont download books so why would i download movies except for a rent?
I love to own movies. Kinda hard to own movies 40 years ago so its great to hold now.
DeadByDawn
  Mar 06, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Down with digital downloads! Blu-ray Forever!

indiephantom
  Mar 07, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Agree with all comments about physical ownership. Now can we get back some really cool packaging though? I want boxsets, booklets and all kinds of swag.

Frozenpinky
  Mar 07, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Packaged Media such as CD's? No. They arent selling like they used to, and there will not be some sudden increase in sales volume for CD's. Same with DVD's. The only packaged media that will see an increase is Bluray.

patzivota
  Mar 07, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I like downloading my music in Apple lossless from iTunes - I really have no room for CD case clutter, plus it's cheaper.

When it comes to movies - iTunes is pretty overpriced and their HD content is not really HD ($19.99 for "HD"). I like having my movies on disc.. Blu-ray disc, that is. I'm 99% sure why Apple is avoiding putting Blu-ray drives in their computers: to get iTunes movie sales.

You can play music anywhere, on anything. Blu-ray needs to be on an HD TV - so a disc format is tops and will grow from that fact.

Plus, I only buy the movies I really like - not the ones I kind-of like, or those that are OK.
ToolDown
  Mar 07, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
Physical Media Only!!!!!!! Having physical cases and discs is a real treat in comparison to an inferior caseless video file

ScoutBaker
  Mar 07, 2010
Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate
 
I have to agree with spartyblu. I am constantly amazed at the number of people I know who do not have a computer, let alone internet access. These are not people who will be flocking to digital downloads any time soon. They may not even make the jump to blu-ray for some time, but that's a more likely technology jump for them than digital downloads.


Add comment



Please login to post a comment.



 


Get Daily Blu-ray Deals



* We do not share your email and you may opt out at any time.



Top Blu-ray Deals

 


The best Blu-ray deals online. Don't miss out on these great deals.

See Today's Deals »


 Top movies


Latest Deals United States



The latest deals on Blu-ray movies
at Amazon.

Show new deals »


Trending Blu-ray Movies
1. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D
2. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
3. The Walking Dead: The Complete Four...
4. The Walking Dead: The Complete Four...
5. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D
6. The Walking Dead: The Complete Four...
7. The Walking Dead: The Complete Four...
8. Transformers: Age of Extinction 3D
9. Toy Story of Terror!
10. Sons of Anarchy: Season Six
11. Y Tu Mamá También
12. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
13. The Legend of Hell House
14. All That Jazz
15. A Time to Kill

Trending in Theaters
1. Guardians of the Galaxy
2. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
3. The Expendables 3
4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
5. Transformers: Age of Extinction
6. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
7. Lucy
8. Edge of Tomorrow
9. The Giver
10. Snowpiercer
11. Let's Be Cops
12. How to Train Your Dragon 2
13. Boyhood
14. Into the Storm
15. The Fault in Our Stars
16. 22 Jump Street
17. The Hundred-Foot Journey
18. Hercules
19. Magic in the Moonlight
20. Autómata

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  The Walking Dead: The Complete Four...
2.  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D
3.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
4.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
5.  Godzilla 3D
6.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
7.  Sons of Anarchy: Season Six
8.  The Fault in Our Stars
9.  The LEGO Movie
10.  Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods
  » See more top sellers


Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
2.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
3.  Godzilla 3D
4.  X-Men: Days of Future Past
5.  The Fault in Our Stars
6.  Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods
7.  How to Train Your Dragon 2
8.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourt...
9.  Godzilla
10.  America: Imagine the World Without Her
  » See more pre-orders


Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  The Walking Dead: The Complete Four...
$29.99, Save 63%
2.  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D
$24.96, Save 46%
3.  Transformers: Age of Extinction
$19.99, Save 50%
4.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
$19.96, Save 45%
5.  Sons of Anarchy: Season Six
$29.99, Save 57%
6.  The Fault in Our Stars
$24.99, Save 50%
7.  The LEGO Movie
$17.96, Save 50%
8.  Divergent
$19.96, Save 50%
9.  Frozen
$24.96, Save 45%
10.  Good Will Hunting
$7.50, Save 50%
  » See more deals



Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals


Steven Spielberg Director's Collection

 United States


$199.98 $91.99





Y Tu Mamá También

 United States


$39.95 $19.99





Okami-San & Her Seven Companions: Complete Series

 United States


$64.98 $23.99





Best Blu-ray Movie Deals »



This web site is not affiliated with the Blu-ray Disc Association.
All trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners.
© 2002-2014 Blu-ray.com. All rights reserved.
Registration problems | Business/Advertising Inquiries | Privacy Policy | Legal Notices