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‘Nemo’ Reels in Record Year for DVDs
LOS ANGELES ( – Record high DVD sales and rentals made 2003 the “year of the DVD,” thanks in part to an orange clown fish.
Disney/Pixar’s “Finding Nemo” became the top-selling DVD of all time in November, selling 15 million units in its first 12 days out, according to a release by the Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA).
Beyond “Nemo,” the DVD as a home video format has overshadowed its poor country predecesor, the VHS cassette, with approximately 17 discs bought per player compared to the average of six VHS titles purchased per unit in 1996.
“We have simply run out of superlatives to describe the DVD phenomenon,” says VSDA President Bo Andersen. “It’s bigger and better than anyone imagined it could be.”
DVD’s rapid growth, increasing 46 percent in sales and 55 percent in rentals since 2002, not only draws success from its movie releases, but from TV shows on DVD as well. The lure of easily replaying episodes of favorite series — without waiting for unpredictable syndication schedules — led consumers to purchase an estimated 1.46 billion television show DVDs in 2003.
After passing notable milestones in 2003, the DVD can look forward to increasing success in the new year.
“Given that we have just passed the 50 percent mark in DVD player household penetration,” says Andersen, “I would say this love affair is just starting.”