Blu-ray Player Revenue to Outgrow DVD Player Revenue by 4x

High-volume shipments of Blu-ray players, most of which feature network connectivity, are finally making inroads into the broader disc player and recorder market, reports In-Stat. By 2013, Blu-ray player shipments will still lag slightly behind the 90 million DVD player unit shipments. However, higher average selling prices will put Blu-ray player revenue at more than 4 times as large as DVD player revenue.

“In North America, significant price drops of Blu-ray players drove unit shipments to triple in 2009,” says Michelle Abraham, In-Stat analyst. “The cost differential between standard definition DVD and Blu-ray is becoming much smaller and new features such as IP/network connectivity are becoming increasingly important. Blu-ray is finally starting to make significant advances market.”

Recent research by In-Stat found the following:

  • Shipments of network-enabled Blu-ray players/recorders will approach 80 million units by 2013.
  • 18% of US survey respondents with at least some interest in purchasing a Blu-ray player cited cost as a barrier.
  • Japan dominates the market for Blu-ray recorders. Europe is the largest revenue market for Blu-ray players.
  • The key semiconductor providers supporting the Blu-ray and DVD player/recorder market include Broadcom, NEC, MediaTek, Sunplus and Zoran.

The research, “Worldwide Blu-ray and DVD Player/Recorder Market” (#IN1004547ME), covers the worldwide market for DVD players and recorders. It includes:

  • Examination of market trends for Blu-ray and standard definition DVD.
  • Forecasts of worldwide unit sales, revenue, and average selling prices of standard definition DVD recorders and players, and of Blu-ray recorders and players through 2013.
  • Overview of DVD and Blu-ray technology.
  • Profiles of major DVD and Blu-ray silicon providers including: Broadcom, ESS Technology, Magnum Semiconductors, Media Tek, NEC, Sigma Designs, Sunplus, and Zoran.

The price is $3,495 (US).

This research is part of In-Stat’s Multimedia Entertainment Equipment service. Multimedia-enabled consumer electronics devices are at the center of today’s digital entertainment experience. In-Stat’s Multimedia Entertainment Equipment (MMEE) research service identifies, examines, and forecasts several of these rapidly evolving consumer electronics devices on a worldwide scale. The MMEE service also uses primary research to better understand consumer perspectives on these products, to include purchasing intentions and product usage trends. The MMEE service examines key product manufacturers, discusses competitive business models, and provides the market shares of leading product manufacturers. A detailed examination of product technologies and features is also provided in most reports, including a Bill of Materials forecast with an emphasis on semiconductor content.

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