Blu-ray, HD DVD Overtake VHS in Sales | High-Def Digest
Imperial Entertainment VHS Sales Tape
Soon after its release VHS sales caught up to Sony's Betamax, eventually surpassing it until now VHS is the worldwide standard. All because JVC engineers sat and thought and thought before they built a thing. So while the Betamax had a sharper picture, that's only a small part of the story. The rest of the story includes everyone who uses a VCR and that's where VHS beat Betmax.
1985 Sony Super Betamax vs. VHS promo sales tape.
The now-famous videotape format war of the late 1970s and 1980s demonstrated the speed with which the industry could tip in favor of one technology, and the devastating impact this could have on its competition. When the industry cast its collective vote for VHS in 1975, it took less than three years for the technology to overtake Betamax. In a subsequent market shift between 1999 and 2004, VHS sales were overtaken, and then quickly dwarfed, by DVDs.
The move comes after an announcement from () that it will phase out VHS sales by September. () and () no longer sell VHS tapes, according to the report.Nash Information Services, LLC provides research services to industry professionals, investors and entertainment companies. Since 1997, we have been constantly developing our Movie Industry Model, a sophisticated tool for analyzing the past and future performance of movies, including ancillary revenue through DVD and VHS sales and rentals, TV sales, and foreign revenues.Originally, Pioneer took no public stand on which formats would receive which versions. In , Pioneer would only commit to a VHS dubbed version and a DVD in dual language. We were informed that they would attempt but this might have proven to be too difficult and/or counter-productive (it could have hurt VHS sales). or possibly engineer a solution, Pioneer chose to keep the dubbed edited version only on VHS and the dubbed unedited version only on DVD (and added the options from the dubbed edited version). The subtitled version is available on both formats.