Blu-ray Making Significant Advances in Japan

Posted by Dave Cowl on January 21, 2008 
Filed Under: Blu-ray, Format War, HD DVD

japan.jpgVia PS3Fanboy we find this Yahoo article about the state of Blu-ray, HD DVD and DVD recorder sales in Japan.

The Japanese study shows that next generation recorder sales are up to 20% of total sales, with a remarkable 35% of the revenue.

Of these next generation recorders, 90% were Blu-ray and only 10% HD DVD. The Playstation 3, which is also capable of Blu-ray playback, is not counted in these numbers.

The study also showed that Sony has the lions share of the DVD recorder market with 60%, followed by Panasonic and Sharp, with Toshiba in last place with 4%.


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3 Responses to “Blu-ray Making Significant Advances in Japan”

  1. Felix on January 21st, 2008 12:06 pm

    just as toshiba wish not to count ps3 to the number. how’s that toshiba? now with BD player starting to outsell HD DVD, what they are going to say?

  2. Dave Cowl on January 21st, 2008 12:12 pm

    HD DVD has never done very well in Japan.

  3. Peter on January 21st, 2008 1:43 pm

    Wow, 20% of total sales, and 35% of total revenue! That’s amazing. The Japanese, while I have no idea why they are obsessed with robots and monsters, certainly have a healthy appetite for high definition! ;)

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