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Old 04-04-22, 06:53 PM
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Re: Blu-ray and DVD sales - We're number 2, but we try harder

Remember the $1,000 VCR? It was some tech like S-VHS or something, but a Cool 'G' for a tape player back in the 80s and early 90s was a thing.
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And they weighed a ton! I remember buying a 27" Toshiba at Lechemere (local electronics chain, now defunct), and it took two people to carry. I couldn't even fit it in the backseat of my car without unboxing the damn thing.
I remember Lechemere! I bought a huge Mitsubishi console TV there during some insane sale. I also remember they had an amazing CD department where you could find anything. Good times.
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Re: Blu-ray and DVD sales - We're number 2, but we try harder

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Remember the $1,000 VCR? It was some tech like S-VHS or something, but a Cool 'G' for a tape player back in the 80s and early 90s was a thing.
The first kid in the neighbourhood whose parents bought a VCR in 1981 paid $1,000 for it. They bought their single-detached house for $80,000 that same year.

Here's a scary thought; the house is still there and it just sold for $1.9 million. All things being equal in cost, an equivalent VCR would cost $23,750!
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Re: Blu-ray and DVD sales - We're number 2, but we try harder

All VCRs were very expensive. In the early days, we had to rent one every other weekend. It was in a huge plastic shell and weighed a ton. We'd get that about 3-4 tapes for the weekend. Did that for a while before we were able to buy one.
Same with the NES, we had to rent it before I saved up enough to buy my own.
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Re: Blu-ray and DVD sales - We're number 2, but we try harder

I had a Panasonic S-VHS machine that I bought for $299 in the mid to late 90's. That's how I used to make my VHS copies from LD transfers since the resolution was basically the same from one to the other.
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Re: Blu-ray and DVD sales - We're number 2, but we try harder

Spider-Man fails to move the needle?


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Re: Blu-ray and DVD sales - We're number 2, but we try harder

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Spider-Man fails to move the needle?
Am I misunderstanding something? No Way Home came out this week, not the week of 3/19. Thatís a 4 week difference.
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My bad. I thought it was 3/12.
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Re: Blu-ray and DVD sales - We're number 2, but we try harder

It's amazing that even as physical media sales continue to drop, BD still only makes up less than 40% most weeks.
In a couple months it'll be 16 years since BD was introduced and DVD still rules the nest.
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Re: Blu-ray and DVD sales - We're number 2, but we try harder

Don't kid yourselves.

Most people still have don't have blu-ray players. There's probably a DVD player in most American households, but few have actually have blu-ray players. I am one of two people in my large family that I know of who watches blu-rays. Everyone else either has a DVD player, or a game system like a Playstation that can play blu-rays but is seldom used for that purpose.
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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
Don't kid yourselves.

Most people still have don't have blu-ray players. There's probably a DVD player in most American households, but few have actually have blu-ray players. I am one of two people in my large family that I know of who watches blu-rays. Everyone else either has a DVD player, or a game system like a Playstation that can play blu-rays but is seldom used for that purpose.
Or no kind of disc player at all.
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Or no kind of disc player at all.
This ^ !!!

Go to any nearby thrift shop (ie. goodwill, salvation army, etc ....), church rummage sales, etc .... They are littered with tons of discarded standalone dvd players, where many of these old dvd players do not even have an HDMI jack on the back.

For many years, many newer desktop and laptop computers do not even come with an cd/dvd optical disc drive.
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It's amazing that even as physical media sales continue to drop, BD still only makes up less than 40% most weeks.
In a couple months it'll be 16 years since BD was introduced and DVD still rules the nest.
For the longest time, BD was about 1/3 and DVD was about 2/3 of the pie. BD went up for a few years, but now it seems to have settled back pretty close to that 33% point.
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This ^ !!!

Go to any nearby thrift shop (ie. goodwill, salvation army, etc ....), church rummage sales, etc .... They are littered with tons of discarded standalone dvd players, where many of these old dvd players do not even have an HDMI jack on the back.

For many years, many newer desktop and laptop computers do not even come with an cd/dvd optical disc drive.
I see tons Blu-ray players at Goodwill now (not that it would be weird, 16 years after it was introduced). I don't think people want disc players regardless. Their TV can stream or their game console.
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It just dawned on me that I haven't come across this thread for a while.
It's been 6 months since anyone posted disc sales figures? Is this still being tracked? I'm curious to know how sales are looking now.
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Did the powers that be ban the person that was posting the charts each week?
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Re: Blu-ray and DVD sales - We're number 2, but we try harder

Would have been interesting to see the past few weeks as stores have continued to cut stock even more. At this point sales have to be hurting at least in part because thereís just no place left to buy these anymore. I would like to see the storesí sales figures to see how much sales really dropped that made them do this. They are well on their way to just killing the industry now though- and Target doesnít even have Target Ticket to fall back on now.
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Re: Blu-ray and DVD sales - We're number 2, but we try harder

I suspect Target pulls the plug entirely on media next year, probably in Q1. No fixed shelving reserved, only cardboard standees. Best Buy still seems into using exclusives like SteelBooks to lure in rich collectors.
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Did the powers that be ban the person that was posting the charts each week?
No, but they haven't been on the forum in a month.

You can see these charts on the 'Revenue Report' link on Media Play News' homepage, and they're also posted in the Home Video Sales Thread on the other forum. I wrote a script to automatically fetch and post these going forward.
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Re: Blu-ray and DVD sales - We're number 2, but we try harder

Thanks for picking up the slack though itís a bit depressing to see the numbers dropping so hard.
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Thanks for posting the latest sales and the link to the other forum. Didn't know there was a thread there for it - not that I frequent that site anyways.

And yikes... looking at that other forum thread for the numbers in the last couple months, total disc revenue is almost always below 30m now.
And DVD still manages to outsell BD most weeks.

I wonder at what point it'll find a bottom. At 20m? 10m?
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Here's everything since BuckNaked2k 's last post. And like I said earlier, these should be automatically posted in the forum every week from here on out.
































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Wow, the drop is more drastic than I anticipated. Studios and their retail partners have gotten their way by barely carrying anything in stores. We're almost at the point when the only market left for Blu-ray will be collectors. I'd imagine the numbers in foreign markets are exceedingly stronger.
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Re: Blu-ray and DVD sales - We're number 2, but we try harder

"Wait for the DVD" became "Netflix and chill" several years ago.

The sales figures are reflecting this.

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