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Old 10-13-23, 05:48 PM
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Re: Blu-ray and DVD sales - We're number 2, but we try harder

Waiting for the biggest drop of all time after Best Buy gets rid of them.
Old 10-13-23, 06:42 PM
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Re: Blu-ray and DVD sales - We're number 2, but we try harder

Originally Posted by Alan Smithee
Waiting for the biggest drop of all time after Best Buy gets rid of them.
Nope. Best Buyís market share for home media is about 4% (source).

Thatís light years behind Walmart (45%), Amazon (14%), and, to a lesser extent, even Target (6%).

4% ainít nothiní, but especially considering that a big chunk of that 4% will buy elsewhere, I doubt the impact will be anything seismic. Thereís only a real drop if Best Buy customers stop buying DVDs/BDs/UHDs altogether.
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Old 10-14-23, 09:15 PM
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Re: Blu-ray and DVD sales - We're number 2, but we try harder

I wonder when Target will drop movies. Can’t be too far off. I also think there could be a day when Amazon stops selling physical movies themselves and just relies on the 3rd party marketplace for that.
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Re: Blu-ray and DVD sales - We're number 2, but we try harder

Originally Posted by WeeBey
I wonder when Target will drop movies. Canít be too far off. I also think there could be a day when Amazon stops selling physical movies themselves and just relies on the 3rd party marketplace for that.
Amazon will stop selling new release titles when Hollywood tells them it's safe to do so.
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Targetís already been rumored to be dropping movies. Theyíre no longer featured up front in whatís left of the ďentertainment section,Ē RECORDS now are.
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Originally Posted by PhantomStranger
Amazon will stop selling new release titles when Hollywood tells them it's safe to do so.
Why does amazon have to be told? Is amazon in conspiracy with the movie studios ?

More likely amazon will just drop the stuff collecting dust that is hardly moving. Like an extreme mercenary middleman.
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Originally Posted by WeeBey
I also think there could be a day when Amazon stops selling physical movies themselves and just relies on the 3rd party marketplace for that.
So far, I can think of one 3rd party media company who is already doing this: VEI.

As far as I can tell, VEI released titles are no longer showing up at nearby wallymarts, costcos, etc ... Almost all of their current titles listed on amazon, is through amazon's fulfillment program. Awhile ago I ordered the Silk Stalkings complete series dvd set from VEI's fulfillment shop on amazon. (ie. VEI's inventory stored at one of amazon's fulfillment warehouses, where orders are handled similarly to other amazon owned inventory).
Old 10-16-23, 05:08 AM
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Re: Blu-ray and DVD sales - We're number 2, but we try harder

As long as they're making DVDs, Blu-rays, and UHDs, Amazon will carry them.

They're still selling CDs.
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Re: Blu-ray and DVD sales - We're number 2, but we try harder

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man

They're still selling CDs.
And I am still buying them
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Re: Blu-ray and DVD sales - We're number 2, but we try harder

CDs are still selling well overseas, in UK and especially in Japan.
So these days, that's where I've been importing my CDs from. Shipping costs ain't great, but much cheaper for CDs than it is for vinyl.
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Japanís always had better taste than anyone else. Laserdiscs were most popular over there.
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Re: Blu-ray and DVD sales - We're number 2, but we try harder

Do we know what caused that mid October spike?

I canít recall what new titles were released.
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Re: Blu-ray and DVD sales - We're number 2, but we try harder

Originally Posted by milo bloom
Do we know what caused that mid October spike?
Barbie was the #1 seller. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, in its second week, was #2. Haunted Mansion, The Last Voyage of the Demeter, Prey (in its third week), and Evangelion: 3.0+1.11 Thrice Upon a Time followed. Barbie's sales nearly doubled the number of units of Rise of the Beasts. Evangelion only moved 14% as many copies as Barbie, but that was still enough for #6. (Link!)

A year earlier, the top titles were Bullet Train, Thor: Love and Thunder (despite having been out for several weeks), Hocus Pocus, and Beast (in its second week). (Link!)
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Re: Blu-ray and DVD sales - We're number 2, but we try harder

Originally Posted by Adam Tyner
Barbie was the #1 seller. [...] Evangelion only moved 14% as many copies as Barbie, but that was still enough for #6. (Link!)
(Link!)
OK, I know Evangelion is one of the biggest names in anime, but 14% of a blockbuster like Barbie is pretty damn good in my book.
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Re: Blu-ray and DVD sales - We're number 2, but we try harder

For as big as Barbie was in theatres, it seems to have made a very small splash in the physical media pond.
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Re: Blu-ray and DVD sales - We're number 2, but we try harder

So with the Cameron films coming out in 2024 we can expect sales like in the mid 1990's, right?
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Re: Blu-ray and DVD sales - We're number 2, but we try harder

Originally Posted by BuckNaked2k
For as big as Barbie was in theatres, it seems to have made a very small splash in the physical media pond.
I bet itís mostly men who are buying physical media at this point.
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Plus it was on digital for several weeks before the discs came out. Because, you know, thatís what everyone prefers.(sarcasm)
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Originally Posted by Alan Smithee
Plus it was on digital for several weeks before the discs came out.
But that's basically the same story with any movie fresh out of theaters, right?
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Re: Blu-ray and DVD sales - We're number 2, but we try harder

Originally Posted by milo bloom
OK, I know Evangelion is one of the biggest names in anime, but 14% of a blockbuster like Barbie is pretty damn good in my book.
The anime market is now one of the biggest sellers in terms of total dollars in physical media. Collectors want to own their anime for the most part.

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