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Old 01-14-2011, 02:31 PM
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An interesting and fun comparison.

Will Blu-ray software revenue in 2011 be higher than VHS software revenue was in 2004?

I don't even remember VHS in 2004, but it was still doing pretty good on the revenue side. It had just lost an astounding $2.5 Billion in revenue from 2003, but no one really cared as DVD had gained $3.6 Billion in revenue during the same period.

So what do you think? Can Blu-ray in 2011 be bigger than VHS was in 2004?
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VHS's revenue (S & R) for 2004 was $3.3B according to DEG:

http://www.digitalentertainmentinfo..../CES010506.htm

So you are asking can BD do $1B more in 2011 then it did in 2010 ($2.3B)

Sure - that is definitely doable.
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VHS's revenue (S & R) for 2004 was $3.3B according to DEG:

http://www.digitalentertainmentinfo..../CES010506.htm

So you are asking can BD do $1B more in 2011 then it did in 2010 ($2.3B)

Sure - that is definitely doable.
Those numbers have been restated by the DEG:

DVD is now stated as $16.7 Billion and VHS is stated at $4.4 Billion.

http://www.dvdinformation.com/pressr...1%5Cf_Q410.pdf
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Those numbers have been restated by the DEG:

DVD is now stated as $16.7 Billion and VHS is stated at $4.4 Billion.

http://www.dvdinformation.com/pressr...1%5Cf_Q410.pdf
Nope - notice that the VHS also includes UMD

My link from 2005 does not include UMD.

You specifically said VHS revenues in your poll:

Will Blu-ray software revenue (2011) be higher than VHS software revenue (2004)?
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Nope - notice that the VHS also includes UMD

My link from 2005 does not include UMD
So you are asserting that UMD movies (which released in mid-2005) generated $1.1 Billion in movie sales revenue in 2004?
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Just take a look at the DVD numbers in the two reports. The numbers have obviously been restated.

The old report you linked to states DVD did $22.8 billion in 2005. The report I linked to (released 8 days ago) shows DVD revenue at $18.9 billion. The numbers have been restated.

VHS did $4.4 Billion in 2004.
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So you are asserting that UMD movies (which released in mid-2005) generated $1.1 Billion in movie sales revenue?
That's what DEG is saying

They changed their chart in 2008 to add UMD:

2008:

http://www.dvdinformation.com/news/p...009yearEnd.htm

2007:

http://www.dvdinformation.com/news/p...008yearEnd.htm
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That's what DEG is saying

They changed their chart in 2008 to add UMD:

2008:

http://www.dvdinformation.com/news/p...009yearEnd.htm

2007:

http://www.dvdinformation.com/news/p...008yearEnd.htm
They added it to the category to capture that revenue. But releases (and revenue) did not even start until 2005.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...eleased_on_UMD


Per the DEG, VHS did $4.4 billion in 2004.

http://www.dvdinformation.com/pressr...1%5Cf_Q410.pdf
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They added it to the category to capture that revenue. But releases (and revenue) did not even start until 2005.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...eleased_on_UMD


Per the DEG, VHS did $4.4 billion in 2004.

http://www.dvdinformation.com/pressr...1%5Cf_Q410.pdf
OK - you want to use $4.4B - then I change my vote to . .

Not only No but HELL NO!
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OK - you want to use $4.4B - then I change my vote to . .

Not only No but HELL NO!


That would be a BIG jump.
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