According to Oricon Biz, the video media sales of Anime and Tokusatsu increased 14% in the first half of 2010, compared with the year-earlier period. The Blu-ray sales by copies have risen 2.5 times while the DVD sales dropped by 2.9%. Chart of Anime & Tokusatsu Media Sales In Japan
The great hit of Evangelion: 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance (Blu-ray 411,000 copies, DVD 337,000 copies) has largely contributed to the growth of the sales. Anime & Tokusatsu category made up 50.6% of the total Blu-ray market.
Anime making up 50% of the Blu-Ray market, this is a very good step in the right direction. I'm buying boxsets of 2 of the summer anime that I like the most once they come out depending on how I like the ones I'm currently watching.
anime sale's = good anime = there doing somthing right = more anime/ sequals = cheaper for us ( UK/US/Canada )due to more dvd/ blue ray sale's = more sale's = 50%+ market dominance = anime ruling the world!!!!! ( only japan so far ) =3
wel BD are now starting to get cheap. i see some 9.99 movies at stores and such so i expect that as companies start to make back their money in the investment debacle when HD disks were also available, and as HD players and TVs continue to get cheaper, BD will overtake and quite possibly destroy DVDs the same way DVDs destroyed VHS. ah the irony.
as for the sales, this is good thing as it will encourage producers to invest in other medias and more obscure or unknown titles.