This video player market report provides an updated outlook for global developments in the Blu-ray, UHD Blu-ray and DVD player market. It provides details on historical market performance and outlines Futuresource Consulting’s forecast expectations from 2023 to 2027.
The data in this report is based on original primary research conducted in May 2023 by a specialist team of home video market experts at Futuresource Consulting, with the forecasts assembled in June 2023.
This report is accompanied by a detailed Excel workbook that segments six regions and 25 countries individually, for those clients that subscribe to Futuresource’s worldwide service.
Home video hardware shipments declined by 24% year-on-year in 2022. This is a poorer performance than previously expected, primarily due to changes in the macroeconomic outlook, which has become substantially weaker since the last forecast update. The relevance of DVD and Blu-ray players also continues to be challenged by the increasing uptake of subscription video on demand (SVoD) and advertising-based video on demand (AVoD) services.
However, there is a persistent segment of consumers who still prefer physical media over digital media. This can be due to a poor internet connection which restricts them from accessing online content. Alternatively, some consumers have built up libraries of physical media and are willing to replace players to continue to enjoy their content.
While still experiencing decline, the Russian market has seen volume supported more than previously expected. As international streaming players such as Netflix and Disney have boycotted the Russian market, following the invasion of Ukraine, Russian consumers have been forced to pivot to physical media. In addition, ownership in physical media friendly countries such as Japan is also expected to remain comparably high compared to other developed markets. While overall trends are negative, Japan’s continued demand for physical media is set to maintain a higher level of replacement purchases than in other markets.
| Comprehensive PDF report
| Executive summary
| Forecast assumptions
| Home video market outlook
| Home video market share
| Global home video player market development
| Home video player retail market value and retail pricing
| Home video player market share
| Global home entertainment devices outlook
| Home video global forecast overview
| Outlook for UHD Blu-ray player
| UHD Blu-ray outlook
| Transition from DVD to Blu-ray and UHD
| Home video player ownership development
| Content trends
| Home video entertainment consumer spend breakdown
| Packaged video software outlook
| Overall digital video comparison by country
| SVoD and AVoD impact on home video market
| New-wave AVoD uptake
| SVoD household saturation – key countries
| UHD subscription digital video (SVoD)
| Futuresource Consulting’s research and market analysis of the Blu-ray, UHD Blu-ray and DVD Player market
| Historical market performance and forecast expectations from 2023 to 2027
| Market size in units and retail value from 2023 to 2027
| Market commentary relating to market trends and forecast assumptions
| This report is accompanied by a detailed Excel workbook that segments six regions and 25 countries individually (for those clients who subscribe to Futuresource Consulting’s worldwide service)
Futuresource has been tracking, researching and consulting on the CE landscape for the last 30 years. This publication is one in a series of research reports, produced to provide businesses with a fully rounded view of the market.
Any business operating within the home video hardware space and related sectors will benefit from this report, particularly:
| Manufacturers and their suppliers
| Intermediaries and supply chain
| CE market strategists, marketing and sales professionals
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