UMD sales slow, Sony cutting back on availability?

February 16, 2006

Well that’s interesting. After just hearing about DVD/UMD bundles, it looks like Sony will be cutting back on available UMDs. It seems that the biggest sellers are comedies, but most everything is either getting cancelled or will be allowed to dwindle down to nothing on the shelves.

But hey… when you can rip a DVD, put it on your memory stick, and just watch it that way, why would you pay nearly $30 for a UMD when you can get a DVD for $16? Sony blames piracy. I blame price. Price the UMDs the same as DVDs and they’ll start selling again.

Source: [url=]Variety[/url]