In 2022, the physical video market in all formats (DVD, Blu-Ray, 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray) shows a drop of 6% in volume with 12.1 million units sold against 12.9 million in 2021. In value, on the other hand, the market is growing by 1% with a turnover of 186 million in 2022 against 185 million in 2021. On the graphs below, you can also view the difference between the revenue generated by novelties, in light blue and light purple, and catalog titles, in dark blue and dark purple.
4K Ultra HD 2022 France, the numbers
In detail, the 4K Ultra HD market therefore accounts for 11.7% of physical video market revenue compared to 7.9% in 2020 and 5.5% in 2019. At the same time, the number of 4K Ultra HD references should be around 1,067 at the end of 2022 (see diagram below).
Other interesting data for the year 2022, sales of 4K Ultra HD discs increased by 60% with 700,000 units sold. Sales of Full HD Blu-Ray discs increased by 5% to 2.9 million copies, while DVD decreased by 12% with 8.4 million. In value terms, the 4K Ultra HD market grew by 59% for a turnover of 21 million euros, Blu-Ray Full HD experienced growth of 5% for a turnover of 51 million euros, while the DVD down 8% for revenues of 113 million euros.
Blockbusters US… and French!
Some figures were also communicated concerning the best sales of 4K Ultra HD discs in France, and therefore the best revenue generated for the years 2021 and 2022.
Last year, for once, the best 4K Ultra HD result was a French film, Kaamelott, the first film, with 35,700 copies sold. For the rest of the best scores, the American blockbusters are at the rendezvous with the film Zack Snyder's Justice League with 26,000 units, the Marvel The Wise of Infinity box set at 1,900 units, the complete Lord of the Rings with 4 500 units, the Marvel The Infinite Saga box set at 2,000, the complete Game of Thrones (seasons 1 to 8) at 1,700 units (Editor's note: the figures under the covers below correspond to the turnover generated by the title or box).
For 2022, we already count 21,000 units for Dune, 17,000 for Spider-Man: No Way Home, 15,000 for The Batman, 14,000 for Spider-Man: No Way Home Special Edition, 12,400 units for Dying can wait or 3,000 for The Godfather box.
Top Gun: Maverick, the latest sales figures
There remains the case of Top Gun: Maverick, counted at 21,000 copies below, but whose revised figures were communicated during the conference this morning: 35,000 4K Ultra HD disc units sold in three weeks.