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Drop Could Mean Less Shelf Space for DVD

28 Dec, 2007 By: Chris Tribbey

Using Nielsen VideoScan research, which shows DVD sales were down 4.1% during the year and down 2.1% over the fourth quarter compared to 2006, Bernstein Research analyst Michael Nathanson told Bloomberg news service that the decrease in sales could lead to retailers devoting less space to DVD.

He also noted that despite the studios' collective push for a winner in the battle between Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD, consumers will not be quick to replace their entire DVD libraries with high-def.

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