Do you collect DVDs and CDs? So we have bad news because one of the biggest supermarkets will stop selling.
In the past, this was the only way to watch a movie at home, along with the old VHS system. DVDs were the pinnacle of technology in the early 2000s, with the rise of movie rental clubs, with many establishments of this type sprouting throughout Portugal.
In the United States of America, there was a store that represented this era, which was Blockbuster. The chain was founded in 1985, and at its peak in 2004, it had more than 9,000 stores spread across the world. In 2010, the company declared bankruptcy, and four years later it closed its last 300 stores.
However, it wasn’t until 2019 that the only and last film ever closed. This latest store spawned a Netflix series with the same name as the store. With the 2008 crisis and the development of streaming platforms, the company was unable to stay afloat, thus ending the large DVD space.
Although they are still for sale in other commercial areas, even with special editions, they are not the most sought after items by the public. The same goes for Blu-ray, although better quality, it’s not the first choice.
It seems that purchasing DVD and/or Blu-ray discs will be more difficult, after one of the largest stores in the United States of America will stop selling them starting next year.
End of an era
One of the largest electronic equipment chains in the USA will stop selling DVDs and Blu-ray discs starting in 2024.
a Best buy, which has more than a thousand stores, thus stops selling these physical releases. The company stated in a statement that, “To state the obvious, the way we watch movies and series is very different today than it was decades ago. “Making this move gives us more space and more opportunities to bring in new customers and new technologies for them to explore, discover and benefit from.” Despite this change, physical gaming will not be affected.
In addition to the end of physical DVDs in these stores, Netflix also ended one of its oldest services in the United States, through which it sent movies in physical format to its subscribers’ homes.
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