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02-08-2011, 12:24 PM #1Apple Still Rules U.S. Movie Download Market
IHS iSuppli, a market research firm, released new data on the U.S. Movie Download market yesterday. The report shows that Apple and iTunes is still very much on top compared to other companies and other digital stores.
The news is not all perfect, however, as there seems to be more consumers who are considering using other stores other than Apple's iTunes for movie downloads. Apple's numbers are down from just a year ago. In 2009, 74.4% of consumers chose to purchase their movies from iTunes, while in 2010, it seems that number shrunk to 64.% of customers. This is still a strong majority, and light years ahead of Microsoft, the next closest competitor. Microsoft only held 17.9% of the market share, yet that was up from just 11.6% a year ago.
Sony has the only digital store with significant market share, now holding 7.2% of the market, up slightly from 5.7% a year ago. Other companies make up for the remaining 10.4% in 2010.
iSuppli adds that iTunes "showed remarkable competitive resilience last year… staving off a growing field of tough challengers." They also note that the movie download market grew significantly in 2010, which could attributed to straing Microsoft Xbox sales, 2nd Generation Apple TV sales, and the expansion of Wal-Mart's Vudu service.
One final note, the report omitted the popular streaming service Netflix, on the grounds that it offered subscription-based movie streaming, rather than the pay-per-view model that the other companies utilize.
02-08-2011, 12:39 PM #2
This really isn't that surprising, Although maybe they should get the numbers from Torrent sites ... Then who would rule the market !!!
02-08-2011, 12:45 PM #3
i'm sure netflix has a higher market share.
02-08-2011, 12:48 PM #4
02-08-2011, 01:30 PM #5
vudu is the best 1080p the quality is the same as bluray it's that good on my ps3
02-08-2011, 02:24 PM #6
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02-08-2011, 03:18 PM #8
?? On vudu is the movie purchased to own or rent, or both?
02-08-2011, 03:33 PM #9
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02-08-2011, 03:55 PM #10
I think I will be trying Vudu. I've been downloading and usign PS3 Media Center to stream it to my PS3 (which does a great job actually), but frankly, most of the movies are downloaded from certain sites. Only a few I actually like and want to keep which I do buy, the rest just get deleted. Some I don't even watch the whole thing. I'd be more than happy to rent from Vudu.
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02-08-2011, 08:19 PM #14
02-08-2011, 11:36 PM #15
I wouldn't really think of it as a Netflix program, you don't pay per month, just per movie. It has the largest 1080p movie library that you can stream online.
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Last edited by steve-z17; 02-08-2011 at 11:41 PM.