If you’ve noticed that the amount of space major retailers are allotting to physical media has been shrinking lately, you’re not imagining things. In yet another sign that the physical disc is on its way out in this increasingly digital age, Best Buy has become the latest large retailer to trim its disc offering.
According to Best Buy Chief Executive Brian Dunn:
“We’ll have another store reset before the holidays, which will include an increase in the space for higher-growth and, in the aggregate, higher-margin categories, like Best Buy Mobile, e-readers and gaming, with a heavy emphasis on new gaming platforms and pre-owned game titles . . . This will be enabled by our reorganization of the DVD and CD sections. The CD section in particular will shrink in space allotment.”
How does your physical media consumption now compare to a year ago?Will these disc space reductions by Best Buy and other retailers convince studios that the glory days of the DVD are gone forever? Leave your opinion in the comments.