Blu-ray’s Future Is So Bright….
Futuresource consulting is reporting that Blu-ray Disc player sales, excluding PlayStation 3 consoles, will top 12 million units in 2009, that is twice as many as were sold in 2008. Movie lovers all over the world snatched up 3 million BD players in Q4 of 2008, or just over 50% of all players shipped that year. Thanks to player prices expected to fall by 25% and a wider selection of Blu-ray titles, the firm expects this year’s holiday season to yield global shipments of better than 6 million. Futuresource goes on to predict that Blu-ray will be a healthy and viable home entertainment technology fot the next 5 to 10 years.