Posted Wed Feb 2, 2011 at 11:35 AM PST by Dick Ward
The trend towards Blu-ray exclusivity increases as Best Buy looks to take hold of the market.
When it comes to 3D Blu-rays, one of the big annoyances is exclusivity. If you want 'Avatar' in 3D for example, you can either buy a qualifying Panasonic product or pay upwards of $100 on eBay. It's not just 3D fans that are feeling the effects of exclusivity though.
The folks at Best Buy are looking to corner the Blu-ray market, or at least a pretty big chunk of it. Best Buy was the go-to place for DVDs after all, so why shouldn't the company make a big Blu-ray push?
That push has come in the form of a glut of exclusive Blu-rays only available at Best Buy. Some are truly exclusive like 'The Cove' and 'Dead Man Walking' while others like 'Hannibal' are available elsewhere as part of a pack, but not individually.
Time will tell just how effective this is, but it certainly puts some pressure on popular sellers like Amazon.
Thanks to Derek Price for the tip and the pics!
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