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Blu-ray pulling away in Japan

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 19 Jan 2008 17:31 User comments (15)

Blu-ray pulling away in Japan New figures have shown that in Japan, next gen discs have picked up steam but that Blu-ray is pulling away in sales over its rival HD DVD.
The figures, result of a 2300 electronic store study found that Japanese consumers are buying the next gen discs and players at a higher rate than had been seen earlier in 2007. The study, released by Japan's Business Computer News also stated that HD players sold in proportion to standard DVD players rose from 6 percent in October to 20 percent in December. Due to the higher price of the players, Blu-ray and HD DVD players made up a hefty 35 percent of the total value of "DVD player sales in the last two months of 2007."

Blu-ray, backed by Sony and Panasonic among others accounted for 90 percent of those sales for the three month period ending January 1st 2008.

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15 user comments

119.1.2008 17:53
jagstilv
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hughjars - one more time in case you missed it in my previous post - The National Anger Management Association: http://www.namass.org/

219.1.2008 18:04

Dude, whats wrong with you?
Do you sit here all day waiting for anything bluray to come up and flame the poor guy?
Just because he knows what hes talking about he gets flamed by hundreds of idiot fanboys like yourself!
Seriously, YOU are whats wrong with this site.

319.1.2008 18:13

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419.1.2008 18:15

No surprise that BD is leading in Japan.Really there isn't any contest there BDA own 90% on the HD market there.

519.1.2008 18:16

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619.1.2008 18:51

What a surprise - another HD format thread gone awry.

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Keep your posts to the topic not personal attacks. Sad that there is only 1 post that is even related to the news article.




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719.1.2008 22:26
jagstilv
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Originally posted by lecsiy:
Dude, whats wrong with you?
Do you sit here all day waiting for anything bluray to come up and flame the poor guy?
Just because he knows what hes talking about he gets flamed by hundreds of idiot fanboys like yourself!
Seriously, YOU are whats wrong with this site.
lecsiy - who's the one doing the flaming? http://www.afterdawn.com/news/archive/12600.cfm#comments

819.1.2008 23:17

@jagstilv
What do you not understand from my post above??

920.1.2008 1:16
vinny13
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Great :)

1020.1.2008 10:44

I wouldn't be supprised to see HD take over SDVD in Japan by the end of this year. Unlike the US, Japan has had HD quality television for quite some time.

1120.1.2008 19:50

its their home market so i think their more aggressive with it over there than here. major electronics like panasonic, sony etc etc etc must have emphasis over there. huge population and all...

1221.1.2008 8:14
hughjars
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Japan kept with Betamax until 2002.

They are always a little, er, 'different' to the other western markets.

1321.1.2008 18:10

unfortunately though Blu-ray has been coming out on top in western markets as well. combine that share of the HDmarket (western) with the dominance seen in Japan, and things are only looking worse for HD-DVD. The US (unfortunately as i live here) is not going to be the only market that decides the outcome here. when you combine the continued dominance of medium sales of the US and other regions, well you get the picture. blu-ray capturing 90% of the player market in Japan, extremely difficult to comeback from that.

there simply is not one region where HD-DVD is leading the way. they are, have, and will always be second best. im not saying that as a "fanboy" yet just looking at all the stats.

1427.1.2008 12:24

Blue-ray, HD-DVD, who cares who wins, i'm surprised people are actually going out buying these things, whats wrong with the quality we have from normal dvd??? I've watched HD film, no biggy, get over it people!

1516.2.2008 23:49

Well as we know blu-ray has played a very aggressive game and it has been paying off for them.

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