Sony UMD movies not very popular

Posted on Saturday, Apr 01 2006 @ 18:15 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Movie studios and retailers decided to abandon Sony's Universal Media Disc (UMD) for movies because they aren't popular enough.
Universal Studios and Paramount Pictures have ceased to offer movies on the small storage disks, and even Sony has cut the number of titles that it releases on UMD.

Michael Gartenberg, research director at Jupiter Research, told vnunet.com that the UMD movies have always had a difficult value proposition because they cost as much as a DVD, but can only be played on Sony's PlayStation Portable.

"Sony has to build on that as a platform and get more ways for UMD to be viewed on different devices," he said.
More info at VNU Net.


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