Bekijk de volledige versie : Hd-dvd loopt in op blu-ray tijdens tweede kwartaal

TJ Weissel
18-07-2007, 18:00
Data from several researchers indicate that Blu-ray may be beginning to falter as HD DVD builds momentum thanks to price cuts on its standalone players.NPD Group and Nielsen/NetRatings reports along with point of sale data indicate that overall HD DVD hardware sales were up 37 percent from the first to second quarter, which is a 183 percent increase in standalone HD DVD players. More than 180,000 players have now been sold.

"The numbers are clear -- HD DVD is steadily gaining momentum and market share," HD DVD Promotional Group co-president Ken Graffeo said in a statement.

During this same period, software sales have increased 20 percent. According to analysts, there is only about 20-30 title gap between the two formats, which is not as large as many would perceive, and price is a major factor in buying decisions.
A study by CEA in June backs up these claims. HD DVD players now sell for as little as $299 USD, while the cheapest Blu-ray players, standalone or otherwise, are at least $499 USD.

Blu-ray hardware sales fell 27 percent from Q1 to Q2, with software sales also being off by about five percent. Some of Blu-ray's struggles could be attributed to sagging sales of the PS3: Sony banked on brisk sales of the console to help win the next-generation DVD format war.

However, with the price cut on its discontinued 60GB model (http://www.betanews.com/article/PS3_Price_Cut_in_US_Only_Temporary/1184341133) in the United States, increased sales of Sony's PS3 will probably also have the residual effect of helping to prop-up Blu-ray in the face of stronger competition from HD DVD.

Bron: BetaNews (http://www.betanews.com/article/HD_DVD_Grows_Bluray_Shrinks_in_Q2/1184697583)
NL Vertaling: Tweakers.net (http://life.tweakers.net/nieuws/48458/Hd-dvd-loopt-in-op-blu-ray-tijdens-tweede-kwartaal.html)

TJ Weissel
19-07-2007, 09:48

Edgar Smit
19-07-2007, 10:27
de verwachting is dat Blu-Ray ook snel met goedkopere spelers gaat komen en dat wellicht alsnog de goedkopere PS3 met kleinere HD massaal in omloop gebracht gaat worden. Mijn verwachting is dat dan hoor.