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Old 02-17-07, 02:43 PM
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Percentage of Population that has a Blu-Ray DVD Player?

Is there any place on the web that has statistics on what percentage of the population have Blu-Ray DVD players, etc...?

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Old 02-17-07, 04:09 PM
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Depends on if you categorize the PS3 as a Blu-ray player or as a game console. If you factor out the PS3, the percentage is something like 0.000000000000000001% of the US population. With the PS3 you might be able to drop some of those zeroes, but there's no way to know what population of PS3 owners are using the machine for Blu-ray playback versus those using it strictly for video games.
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Old 02-17-07, 04:31 PM
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Well, according to wiki, there are approximately 300,000,000 people in the US. I think there was a digitalbits article that said there were 149,000 BD players and there is like 1 million US PS3s. Assuming everyone is using their PS3s for BD playing, thats like 0.383% of the population.

Of course this is just a really rough estimate and something I came up with using a minute of my time and really means nothing. But HD-DVDS /BDs really haven't penetrated the US population at all yet.
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Old 02-17-07, 05:41 PM
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That's good enough. Thanks!

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Old 02-17-07, 07:48 PM
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Is there any place on the web that has statistics on what percentage of the population have Blu-Ray DVD players, etc...?

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0%.

Trick question: There's no such thing as a "Blu-Ray DVD player"...
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Less then 2% own an actual BR player. The other 98% are PS3 owners. 80% of that 93% use the included Composite cables, 8% use Component, and 5% uses HDMI. PS3 owners will of course tell you BR looks AWESOME on there 27 inch Zenith SDTV they got at K-Mart 10 years ago.
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Originally Posted by Josh Z
Depends on if you categorize the PS3 as a Blu-ray player or as a game console. If you factor out the PS3, the percentage is something like 0.000000000000000001% of the US population. With the PS3 you might be able to drop some of those zeroes, but there's no way to know what population of PS3 owners are using the machine for Blu-ray playback versus those using it strictly for video games.
That's not even one person.
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Old 02-17-07, 10:31 PM
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Probably less than 1% as the others here have suggested. Hell, I know several people who don't even have a DVD player yet. And others who have only recently joined the DVD wave...
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It's under 1%. There's not even 3 million PS3s + BD players.
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That's not even one person.


"My left arm owns a BD player...but the rest of me owns a PS3."
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Originally Posted by The Bus
It's under 1%. There's not even 3 million PS3s + BD players.
And what's the average household size for those that own BD/PS3 players?

The number of occupied housing units in the US was about 111,000,000 in 2005 and the population was about 296,500,000 that year, so the average household size is about 2.7 and the number of occupied housing units currently would be about 112 to 113 million.

If one assumes that the number of BD players is 150k (seems a bit high to me) and the number of PS3s is 1 million, then there are about 1.15 million BD machines for 113 million households. So, about 1% of households have a BD machine. Still a drop in the bucket though.

Problem is that there are people like matome who have two BD players and muck up the numbers!

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Originally Posted by lizard
And what's the average household size for those that own BD/PS3 players?

The number of occupied housing units in the US was about 111,000,000 in 2005 and the population was about 296,500,000 that year, so the average household size is about 2.7 and the number of occupied housing units currently would be about 112 to 113 million.

If one assumes that the number of BD players is 150k (seems a bit high to me) and the number of PS3s is 1 million, then there are about 1.15 million BD machines for 113 million households. So, about 1% of households have a BD machine. Still a drop in the bucket though.

Problem is that there are people like matome who have two BD players and muck up the numbers!
But do all the PS3 owners use the BR? Doubtful
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0%. Blu-ray is not DVD.
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Originally Posted by Arpeggi
0%. Blu-ray is not DVD.
Welcome to post #5.
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But do all the PS3 owners use the BR? Doubtful
Judging by the sales of HD movies in both formats, I'd say a minority of PS3 owners use it for Blu-Ray.

Plus I don't think there are 3m PS3s in homes anyways. It hasn't exactly been selling well.
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I'm curious why the OP wants to know.
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Originally Posted by Coral
Judging by the sales of HD movies in both formats, I'd say a minority of PS3 owners use it for Blu-Ray.
You know, that was my original assumption. But then I got to thinking, what are they using it for? It's not like there are any decent games to play on it.
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Originally Posted by Josh Z
You know, that was my original assumption. But then I got to thinking, what are they using it for? It's not like there are any decent games to play on it.
I have the opposite opinion. With little no games PS3 owners are flocking to BR like they did to UMD. That $600 (or more depending how badly they wanted it) system is just sitting there...they HAVE to use it for something.
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Originally Posted by Josh Z
You know, that was my original assumption. But then I got to thinking, what are they using it for? It's not like there are any decent games to play on it.
I bought a PS3 to be a BD player. From other posts in this forum, it seems like the people who want a BD player are opting for the PS3, it's the pretty obvious choice at the moment.

Not saying the majority of PS3 owners bought it for that reason, but I would bet a lot of people who want BD went for the PS3.
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Originally Posted by GizmoDVD
I have the opposite opinion. With little no games PS3 owners are flocking to BR like they did to UMD. That $600 (or more depending how badly they wanted it) system is just sitting there...they HAVE to use it for something.
I wouldn’t exactly say people flocked to UMDs. Every time I go to Bestbuy or FYE or EB Games I always see shelves full of those things with no one buying them and I don’t even know anyone else who owns a PSP save for myself and I have never bought nor do I have any plans of buying a UMD movie.
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Originally Posted by GizmoDVD
I have the opposite opinion. With little no games PS3 owners are flocking to BR like they did to UMD. That $600 (or more depending how badly they wanted it) system is just sitting there...they HAVE to use it for something.
How is that opposite? Aren't you saying the same thing he did?
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I bought a PS3 to be a BD player. From other posts in this forum, it seems like the people who want a BD player are opting for the PS3, it's the pretty obvious choice at the moment.
I did the same.
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Originally Posted by GizmoDVD
With little no games PS3 owners are flocking to BR like they did to UMD.
As was mentioned before, how many PS3 owners are using the composite cables that came with the system? If they are using these cables are they really backing blu-ray then? It's kind of like whether a tree falling in the forest makes any sound if noone is there to hear it.
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Originally Posted by GizmoDVD
With little no games PS3 owners are flocking to BR like they did to UMD. That $600 (or more depending how badly they wanted it) system is just sitting there...they HAVE to use it for something.
If so, that would also imply that once some decent games start coming out the interest in Blu-ray will fade, much as the interest in UMD did for the PSP.
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I bought a PS3 primarily just to piss off the 360 fanboys.

I also bought it becasue it is the top rated BD player on the market right now AND I get to play games on it.

And anyone who bitches about the lack of games has a short memory because every new games system has a lack of games at launch.
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