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Blu-ray and digital booming, but still not enough to make up for plunging DVD

Blu-ray-logo Here’s the good news, while DVD revenue was down a stark 14% last quarter, according to the Digital Entertainment Group (a home entertainment trade organization), Blu-ray revenue was up 105% and digital downloads were up 19%.

But here’s the bad news: About a decade after digital movie downloads started and over two years after Blu-ray launched (and a year since HD DVD folder), their substantial growth is still not big enough to make up for the declines in DVD revenue.

To be precise, Blu-ray revenue rose $118 million to $230 million, while digital download revenue grew $78 million to $487 million.

Standard DVDs, however, fell $470 million to $2.89 billion.

That’s a $291 million gap between growth in new formats and the decline of the old.

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