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Standalone Blu-ray player sales catching up to PS3

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According to Home Media Magazine, standalone Blu-ray players are catching up to the PS3 as most popular Blu-ray player device in U.S. households.

Just in the last six months, standalone Blu-ray players have gobbled up 45% of the Blu-ray market, with PS3 holding 47%. The report states that for Blu-ray player to grow significantly, its ownership base will have to move well beyond the PS3 platform. Stats are already showing this move, as 1.7 million households currently own both a PS3 and Blu-ray player.

It will be interesting to see how long the Blu-ray media format lasts as there are already disc formats that can hold anywhere from 500GB-6TB (see HVD). Also, with digital download becoming more popular, there is a chance that we may not even use physical media discs in the future and that all games will be streamed or downloaded to a hard-drive.

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Comments (5)

  • One-Shot

    Not surprising with $99 players out there. Still a smarter buy to get the PS3 though obviously.

  • Michael Frost

    @ One-Shot

    Well if you are a gamer, yes. The PS3 is the best purchase. However, if you are a tech nerd and enjoy your movies in 3D Blu-ray with lossless audio, you’ll have to go with a newer standalone player.

  • One-Shot

    Oh yeah forgot that the PS3 lost that with 3D. Even then though that is a very small percent of the market.

  • ergdrg

    only in 1080p 3d not in 720p 3d

  • Reigen

    stand alone bluray players hawe goten better
    but not all are software upgradable like the ps3
    and also the chepest 3d bluray players here are about 320, the ps3 here is 270 plus it plays games and ewerything

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