Sony cuts jobs due to dwindling DVD sales

Further indications of the declining DVD market have been shown by Sony Pictures USA who have announced that they will be cutting 450 jobs partly due to a change in people's DVD buying habits.?? Although Blu-Ray sales have been steadily rising, the LA Times reports that combined DVD and Blu-Ray sales declined by more than 13% last year.?? This is most likely due to the following factors:

  • Consumer uncertainty: Many consumers are unsure of whether to continue purchasing DVDs or to move to Blu-Ray
  • DVD Rentals: Rather than invest dying format many are choosing to rent films as an alternative
  • Online downloads: Again, another alternative (both legal and illegal) method to purchasing DVDs
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