Report: Best Buy Sells Most Blu-ray, HD DVD Titles

Posted Mon Oct 8, 2007 at 06:00 AM PDT by
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According to a new research report, Best Buy is America's high-def disc leader, outselling both Wal-Mart and by what's being described as "a wide margin."

The report from NPD Group ranks Best Buy well-ahead of all other retailers in HD DVD and Blu-ray disc sales; is number two, while Wal-Mart (the nation's top standard-def DVD seller) is ranked number three.

Rounding out the top five is Circuit City (at #4), followed by Target.

In an article published by Video Business, a Best Buy spokesperson attributed the big box retailer's lead to its unique demographics as a specialty electronics chain.

"We generally have an audience that loves movies, where they are not casual fans, and these people are likely to have a great home theater experience," said Brian Lucas. "As one of the market leaders in HDTV sales, our customers tend to understand high-def more than the average consumer."

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Tags: Best Buy, Industry Trends, High-Def Retailing (all tags)