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Old 11-02-2009, 12:10 PM
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International Blu-ray sales - 2009 Blu-ray sales in France cover DVD sales attrition

Its a start.

Blu-ray in France is covering for DVDs attrition this year. Thats interesting as the general consensus is that Blu-ray adoption is lagging in Europe compared to North America, so thats a good sign for international Blu-ray sales.

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France: BD Revenues Double, Offset DVD's Fall

Posted November 2, 2009 04:00 AM by Juan Calonge

According to data gathered by GFK and released by the Centre National du Cinéma (CNC), revenues from sale of Blu-ray software in France from January to September 2009 were 64.42 million euros, which represents a growth of 127.3% over the same period in 2008.

BD more than made up for the loss in DVD – overall revenue from physical video supports was up 1.6% year-on-year.

Market share for Blu-ray is now 7.5% of total packaged-media revenue. Units sold were 2.98 million, up 156.1% year-on-year.



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Blu-ray in France from January to September 2009 figures!

The NCC, National Center of Cinematography and the moving image, has released its latest barometer video made with GFK. The barometer is now the first 9 months of the year 2009 and allows us to learn more about the sales of high definition discs on the French market.

The good news is that consumer spending on video. They saw an increase of 1.6% over the first 9 months of the previous year. Support high definition ie Blu-Ray has captured 7.5% of the market with 64.42 million euros cons still 799.64 million euros for the DVD.

In the first 9 months of the year, 2.98 million high definition media have been sold. This represents sales only 3.4% of the market since 84.85 million DVDs have been sold. By cons, Blu-Ray has still experienced an increase of 156.1% year on year in terms of units sold.


The average price of a Blu-ray sold the unit falls to 24.2 € for the first nine months 2009 against € 18.44 for the average price of a DVD.
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Ya it's a start. It is odd news considering adoption there is behind. Non the less positive news for BR.
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Maintenant je dois juste apprendre à parler français.
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Maintenant je dois juste apprendre à parler français.
Why? I think Kosty did a good job of translating it for us. The chart is the only thing in french and that seems to be pretty self explanitory.
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Good news for Blu, but it is a minor point. US DVD sales are off by -16% while French DVD sales are down -2.8%.

Blu-ray is still a tiny part of the market with 3M in volume vs. 85M in DVD. By revenue it's very similar to the US, 7.5% of euros go to Blu.

We have the recipe for Blu to make up for DVD declines. DVD needs to drop by 2.8%, not 5X this amount.
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Why? I think Kosty did a good job of translating it for us. The chart is the only thing in french and that seems to be pretty self explanitory.
It was tongue-in-cheek. I was joking that if I wanted to continue to enjoy Blu ray I may have to learn french if Blu ray ends up being a success in France only.

Oy Vey! <:-|
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Old 11-02-2009, 08:15 PM
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It was tongue-in-cheek. I was joking that if I wanted to continue to enjoy Blu ray I may have to learn french if Blu ray ends up being a success in France only.

Oy Vey! <:-|
Ahhhh I don't speak french. But with the translation now it's very funny!
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Maintenant je dois juste apprendre à parler français.
Dude, I robo translated it for you in two versions and the table is self explanatory.
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It was tongue-in-cheek. I was joking that if I wanted to continue to enjoy Blu ray I may have to learn french if Blu ray ends up being a success in France only.

Oy Vey! <:-|

Gotcha, but from what I am seeing already for the Oct sales in North America Blu-ray and DVD are now going to be far behind here.

Besides, with Blu-ray being a BILLION dollar industry already its already being beyond the point of future studio and retailer support.
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