US: Blu-ray sales surge

In news that can only mean good things for Sony’s PS3, sales of Blu-ray discs in North America have shown an impressive year-on-year increase for the three months ending March 31st.

Sales of Blu-ray discs in the period hit $331.31m, a massive 68.5 per cent year-on-year increase.

In total Blu-ray accounted for 12.3 per cent of packaged media sales, according to This is up on the seven per cent of the market it won in the same period in 2009.

Looking at March in isolation, sales reached $130.36m, an 86 per cent year-on-year increase.

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