Estimates from the research department of Home Media Magazine are listed each week on Blu-ray.com sales posts. Today they revealed that revenues from BD sales in the US in the first quarter of 2010 were over $331.31 million! This is 68.5% more than in the same period of 2009. Blu-ray accounted for 12.3% of packaged-media sales revenue in the first three months of the year (versus 7.0% in Jan-Mar 2009).The biggest-selling week in the quarter was the week ended March 25, with $45.46 million in BD sales.
I just found some of these numbers interesting to look at. Blu-ray is definably a growing and evolving market. It looks like they have a long way to go to push DVD out of the way but at least they can start showing other companies such as APPLE, that Blu-ray is making money and is worth investing in as a new standard. I think it will be interesting to watch Blu-rays growth over the next few years, especially now that digital distribution is starting to rear its head.