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posted on 23 January 2017

Netflix And Co. Surpass DVD And Blu-ray Sales

by Felix Richter, Statista.com

Marking a major milestone in home entertainment’s shift to digital formats, video streaming subscription revenues surpassed DVD / Blu-ray sales in the United States for the first time in 2016.

While U.S. consumers spent $6.23 billion on subscriptions to services such as Netflix (ASDAQ:NFLX) (up 23% from 2015), DVD and Blu-ray sales dropped 9.5 percent to $5.49 billion, according to the Digital Entertainment Group's year-end report.

Looking at the home entertainment market as a whole, it is clear that the future of video distribution is digital. While consumer spending on streaming subscriptions, video on demand and electronic sell-through increased in 2016, all physical formats, both sell-through and rental, suffered double-digit declines. Digital business models now account for 56% of home entertainment spending and could soon surpass box office earnings to become the largest source of income for the entertainment industry.

This chart shows consumer spending on home entertainment in the United States in 2016.

Infographic: Netflix & Co. Surpass DVD & Blu-ray Sales | Statista

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