The number of homes with HiDef TVs has surpassed 100 million, and Blu-ray Disc players are in nearly 50 million households, according to DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group’s Third Quarter 2012 Home Entertainment Report.
Meanwhile, Blu-ray Disc sales rose nearly 13 percent in the third quarter compared to Q3 2011. Catalog Blu-ray titles grew even more, up 22 percent. In fact, sales of catalog titles on Blu-ray have grown significantly every quarter in 2012 as they did in 2011, when sales were up 20 percent.
The growth coincided with a significant increase in the number of homes with Blu-ray Disc players, with 2.8 million Blu-ray devices sold in the third quarter representing an increase of 5 percent. Total household penetration of all Blu-ray compatible devices now stands at close to 50 million U.S. homes.
– By Scott Hettrick