Annual Industry Report

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EMA’s 2014 D2 Report: Discs and Digital – The Business of Home Entertainment Retailing is now available. This annual publication provides an overview of the home entertainment and video game industries from 2013 through mid-2014. Data includes sell-through and rental revenue from physical and digital formats for both industries, retailing trends, delivery methods, windows, consumer behavior and projections for growth and change over the next five years.


According to the report, physical discs continue to account for the majority of video and video game revenues, but digital content has established itself as a significant and growing sector of the market. It finds that 35 percent of video spending in 2013 was for digitally delivered content and, while total physical video game spending (including used games and rental) slightly exceeded that of digital game spending, digital video game spending surpassed spending on new discs for the first time.

Other notable findings include that: 

  • Overall video spending increased to $18.2 billion, the second consecutive year of growth in consumer spending, with Blu-ray Discs and digital delivery compensating for a decline in DVD revenues; 
  • 50 percent of households subscribe to a video subscription service; and 
  • A majority in all tracked age groups now play video games.

The D2 Report: Discs & Digital – The Business of Home Entertainment Retailing aggregates data from leading industry analysts on the home video and video game markets, both physical and digital, with a particular emphasis on the retail sector. This year, for the first time, the report includes commentaries from executives at leading retailers and distributors, providing their perspectives on the major industry trends.

Organizations and companies contributing data to the report include Digital Entertainment Group, Frank N. Magid Associates, iHS Electronics and Media, The Nielsen Company, The NPD Group, Parks Associates, and Rentrak Corporation.

The report is free and sent to EMA members.  

Non-members may purchase the report for $110.00.

The Report is available in print and PDF versions.

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