Some Interesting Blu-ray stats from Home Media Mag

Hey all…

Like many entertainment and movie-related blogs, I subscribe to Home Media Magazine. It comes to my mailbox about once a week or so and it’s one of the places I rely on for news on rental and movie buying trends these days.

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They put out a cool extra with this week’s issue called “5th Quarter Frenzy” that has a ton of interesting statistics. I thought I’d share a few of them with you.

Do you know how many Blu-ray titles were released in 2008? 645. This more than doubles the number from 2007, at 295, and is about 5x the number from 2006 when Blu-ray was released to the world…

Among those 645 Blu-ray releases, what were the top 5 studios? Any guesses?

  1. Warner with 86
  2. Sony Pictures with 76
  3. 20th Century Fox with 58
  4. Walt Disney Studios with 38
  5. and Lionsgate with 22

Those 5 studios all by themselves account for almost 50% of the titles released in 2008 on Blu-ray. Quite impressive numbers. (For more information about Home Media Magazine, check out their website at www.homemediamagazine.com.)

What will 2009 bring? And will I finally have to invest in a Blu-ray player for myself this year? Seems that’s the going trend.

What do you think? How many of you have Blu-ray players? PSP3’s count. 🙂

Enjoy the 1st day of the year!

–Fitz

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Comments

  1. I’m going to ride my HDMI DVD player until DVD’s go out of style completely.

    I find the quality of DVD’s on HDTV and a HD compatible DVD player is enough for me at this point. I have such a huge DVD collection it will be a shame to put them to waste.

    I’ve watched some Blu Ray films off a friends PS3 and its pretty amazing but the price tag for discs dont really look appealing at this point.

  2. Yeah, I can totally see that. I just bought an upconverting DVD player to replace the one that’s dying by inches, so we’ll see if that extends my DVD collection for a while. 🙂 I’m not ready to blow $300 on a Blu-ray player and $30 on Blu-ray discs yet either.

  3. I think the blue ray prices are slowly coming down. I don’t have many blue ray disks, but they are beautiful.

    If you are going to get one ps3 is best deal for what you get (game system, dvd player, mp3, player, web videos, up datable firmware and price (compared to other players).. 🙂

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