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Blu-ray moved 63.2 million units in 2008

Ben Drawbaugh

The Digital Entertainment Group released a few numbers from 2008 that caught our attention. The most notable is that while the shipment of DVD units -- whatever that means -- was down almost 15 percent in 2008 to 1.4 Billion, Blu-ray shipments were up 250% to 63.2 million. Overall this still only works out to about 4.5 percent market share for Blu-ray in 2008, but this is still moving in the correct direction for HD fans. This works out to about 6.3 units sold per player since the DEG also says there are now 10 million Blu-ray players (including PS3s) out there with 3 million of them being sold in the 4th quarter.

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