Shipments of Network-Enabled Blu-Ray Players/Recorders will approach 80 million units by 2013

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010
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Price drops of Blu-ray players in North America drove unit shipments to triple in 2009 compared to 2008, reports In-Stat. Worldwide, shipments of Blu-ray players and recorders will grow to nearly 80 million units by 2013.

Among the key trends we’re seeing is network connectivity becoming a standard feature in Blu-ray players and recorders. Samsung and LG have been particularly aggressive in adding Wi-Fi connectivity.

Recent research by In-Stat found the following:

  • The penetration of Blu-ray players has a stronger link to income than the penetration of DVD players, which are more mainstream.
  • Approximately 15% of the households with incomes at or above $150K report having a standalone Blu-ray player.
  • Japan dominates the market for Blu-ray recorders. Europe is the largest revenue market for Blu-ray players.
  • Despite continued significant price drops, Blu-ray player revenue will more than double between 2009 and 2013.

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, Magnum Semiconductors, MediaTek, NEC Electronics, Sigma Designs, Sunplus, and Zoran.

For a free sample of the report and more information, please contact Elaine Potter at: or (480) 483-4441