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Blu-ray Players In 17 Percent Of Homes, PS3 Leads The Pack

by Jeff Cork on Oct 02, 2010 at 10:02 AM

It looks like that HD thing is catching on after all. According to the latest NPD data, 17 percent of U.S. households are equipped with a Blu-ray player—more than double since 2008. Forty-seven percent of those players are PlayStation 3s, topping other dedicated players at 45 percent. (The leftover 8 percent must be lying.)

Home Media Magazine points out that the data shows that more people have Blu-ray players than Netflix, which is in about 15 percent of the households polled. Not surprisingly, the majority of households with Blu-ray players also own HDTVs (85 percent) and game consoles (75 percent), and are more likely to have broadband Internet connections over their DVD-only counterparts (84 percent versus 65 percent, respectively.)

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