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Sony is dominating Blu-ray standalone sales

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 Dec 2007 16:22 User comments (6)

Sony is dominating Blu-ray standalone sales To date, Sony is overwhelmingly dominating Blu-ray standalone sales, but new LG and Panasonic players are hoping to steal part of the market.
As of December 1st, Sony owned 60 percent of all BD unit sales (not even including the PlayStation 3) and Samsung is second at 32 percent. Panasonic and LG each command a small 5 percent share.

According to DisplaySearch, BD standalones "represent 37% of all high-def units sold. HD DVD-only was at 62%, and dual-format, less than 1%."

Panasonic and LG however, have new players coming that should boost their brands. The Panasonic DMP-BD30 was the first BD player capable of supporting picture-in-picture, the "bonus feature in which a separate video stream runs concurrently with the main film."

“We just introduced the Panasonic DMP-BD30 into the market in November, which from a timing perspective put us at a bit of a disadvantage versus products [such as Sony and Samsung players] that had already been in the market for more than a few months,”
said Gene Kelsey, VP of entertainment group at Panasonic. “But we feel there is a strong opportunity to grow based on being the only Final Standard Profile player [encompassing picture-in-picture] already on the market. With the good notices that we have been receiving and the future introduction of [accompanying picture-in-picture] software, we will be able to have more impact on the market.”

Source:
Video Business

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6 user comments

116.12.2007 0:39
BIGnewb
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thats because samsung and sony Bluray players are the cheapest ones.other companies have to lower their prices to compete,period.

216.12.2007 1:26
vinny13
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Sony kinda made Blu-Ray, right? Makes sense.

316.12.2007 1:41

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According to DisplaySearch, BD standalones "represent 37% of all high-def units sold. HD DVD-only was at 62%, and dual-format, less than 1%."

BD standalone are doing alot better than i thought.But with Samsung dropping there price of Samsung BD-P1400 Blu-ray Player to 299 & 270 in some stores this is going to change Sony lead really quick.I'm really looking forward to see the sells numbers of this Samsung player after the holiday because i tryed to hold one for myself at BB but we sold out quick & has sold out online also.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp;...tegories&ks=960


This Player really going to cut into HD-DVD standalone share which is going to make there whats a standalone & whats not argument look even more foolish.

416.12.2007 6:56

their publicity seems to be working. sony is a well known brand and trusted by many that are NOT! in the whole console wars, wether its tvs or anything, the sony name sells on its own. thats my opinion after all..

516.12.2007 13:32

Originally posted by jove:
their publicity seems to be working. sony is a well known brand and trusted by many that are NOT! in the whole console wars, wether its tvs or anything, the sony name sells on its own. thats my opinion after all..
Agree. Usually when I purchase a sony product I feel like I've got my money's worth with it, although there have been times where it wasn't the case... All in all I think the sony brand is viewed as higher class to Joe Everyman, whether or not it is true doesn't matter.

624.12.2007 7:36

In my book this is nothing new.

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