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Old 11-08-2010, 06:53 PM
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For the first time Blu-ray revenues there fully offset DVD's decline




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Western Europe: Blu-ray Unit Sales Double in Q1-Q3 2010

Posted November 8, 2010 06:30 AM by Juan Calonge

The Digital Entertainment Group Europe (DEGE) has announced software sales figures for the third quarter of 2010, which reveal that Blu-ray disc sales across Europe have doubled year-on-year, with 24.7 million units sold between January and September (up 98.3% year-on-year). Year-to-date sales revenues from Blu-ray were €445 million (up 72.3% year-on-year).

Thanks to that growth, overall packaged media sales revenue increased 0.7% over the same period last year, reaching a total of four billion Euros.

These sales results are derived from official European market performance figures and include Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the UK.

"Over the past two years, we have seen Blu-ray come into the home entertainment limelight as consumers are becoming more discerning in terms of the quality they want and are seeking more immersive home entertainment experiences," commented Yves Caillaud, Senior Vice President (EMEA) of Warner Home Video and Digital Distribution and Chairman of the DEGE.

"During the last quarter of the year, we expect to see sales continue to gain momentum as the latest Blu-ray blockbusters make it onto everyone's Christmas lists."
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DEGE 2010 Third Quarter Home Entertainment Report

Q3 Sales Results Show Increased Consumer Spending in the European Home Entertainment Sector

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Digital Entertainment Group Europe today announced a Q3 2010 Software sales update which reveals that Blu-ray disc sales across Europe have doubled year-on-year, now accounting for 445 million Euros spent year-to-date. Combined with DVD sales consumer spending has increased 0.7 percent across the sector overall compared to the same period last year, reaching a total of four billion Euros.

“Over the past two years, we have seen Blu-ray come into the home entertainment limelight as consumers are becoming more discerning in terms of the quality they want and are seeking more immersive home entertainment experiences”
The results emphasise the continued growth in popularity and consumer adoption of Blu-ray as well as demand for higher quality home entertainment experiences.

Spurred by a range of successful Blu-ray film releases, including Avatar, The Clash of The Titans, 2012, Alice in Wonderland and Sherlock Holmes throughout 2010, growth has excelled expectations.

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 	  	Sales (Euros)	  	  +/-%	  	Volume (Units)	  	+/-%
	
BD		 €445 Million		+72.3%		  24.7 Million		+98.3%	
DVD		 €3.5 Billion		 -4.3%		 342 Million		 -5.8%	
Total		 €4 Billion		  0.7%		 367 Million		 -2.3%
DVD sales have noted a dip compared to the same period last year, however the substantial rise of Blu-ray sales more than offset this decline.

“Over the past two years, we have seen Blu-ray come into the home entertainment limelight as consumers are becoming more discerning in terms of the quality they want and are seeking more immersive home entertainment experiences,” commented Yves Caillaud, Senior Vice President (EMEA) of Warner Home Video and Digital Distribution and Chairman of the DEGE. “During the last quarter of the year, we expect to see sales continue to gain momentum as the latest Blu-ray blockbusters make it onto everyone’s Christmas lists.”

Caillaud added, “It is also important to note that today’s figures do not reflect the rapidly growing digital distribution sector, which would further underscore the strength in consumer spending in the European Home Entertainment sector.”

Upcoming releases on the Blu-ray Disc format include:

Iron Man 2
Shrek Forever
Salt
Inception
Avatar: Extended Collector’s Edition
The Karate Kid
Alien Anthology
How to Train Your Dragon
For more information on the DEGE, please visit www.deg-europe.eu
http://www.businesswire.com/news/hom...ainment-Report

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Positive news on offsetting DVD's decline. Guess downloads are not big in Europe either.
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Positive news on offsetting DVD's decline. Guess downloads are not big in Europe either.
24.7 million blu-rays sold/367 million physical media sold = 6.7%.

Blu-ray = 6.7% of physical media sales in 2010, 4 years after launch.

Guess blu-ray is not big in Europe either.

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