Blu-ray sales see massive increase, finally outselling DVD

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Blu-ray isn’t dead yet. Sales of Blu-ray players in Japan topped sales of regular DVD players for the first time last month, an indication that consumers are finally warming up to the high-def format. Spun a different way, sales of Blu-ray alone in April were three times the amount of both Blu-ray and HD DVD combined in January.

Reasons for the sudden uptick in sales include people finally coming to terms with the end of the high-def format war to HDTVs no longer being seen as a luxury, but merely the type of TV that one buys now.

Sales are expected to rise even further as manufacturers slash prices in the run-up to the Beijing Olympics.

I’ll get by with rips, thanks.

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