John Lewis has decided to stop selling DVD players, once stock runs out due to declining sales and the emergence of streaming services. Could this be the end for DVD’s players, will other’s follow this trend and stop selling them ?
Gill Hind, director of TV at Enders Analysis, said its decision to ditch DVD players was as much about retailers’ desire to offer the latest innovations to consumers as the rise of streaming services alone.
56 per cent of UK households own a DVD player, according to the market research firm Mintel.
The first DVD player was created by Sony Corporation in Japan in collaboration with Pacific Digital Company from the United States in 1997, DVD players quickly over took traditional VHS machines, which were popular in the 1980s and 1990s.
John Lewis has said that it will continue to sell Blu-ray players, which can also be used to play standard DVDs.