With the popularization of Compact Discs, Video Cassettes quickly faded from the publics warm clutches of familiarity, and CD’s were accept by almost everyone faster than you can say “radio killed the video star”.
Now, a good few decades into the information age, we have all embraced the cool, calculating hands of the internet. No one could argue that it isn’t great to be alive right now, but, Adult DVD’s are certainly having a harder time being sold now more than ever. You might think of CD’s as a dead industry, and in some aspects it may be. However, in the porn industry, CD’s (VCD, DVD) are far from dead.
You might find this hard to believe, but in the adult retail industry Adult DVD’s are currently stagnant, meaning that the sales for DVD’s are pretty staying the same. The reason for this is, of course, price. Before online piracy grabbed a strangle hold on the porn industry you were looking to pay anywhere from $40-$150 for a good quality DVD. But now, with the internet being used so readily by retailers and consumers alike, and with the added competition of online piracy; DVD’s are cheaper than ever! You can now walk into your local adult shop, and should be able to find DVD’s ranging from $10-$50.
This simple drop in price due to the ease of ordering, the absolute mass of competing prices online, retailers can now buy Adult DVD’s from wholesalers much cheaper, and are able to pass the savings down to you.
Adult Dvd’s Still Needed In-store But Cheaper
Daniel Quinn, who’s a wised veteran of the adult retail industry, and also owns renowned Smash Pictures says “Adult DVD is not dead, it’s just not going anywhere, up or down. Sales are still there, but the market is flat”. Unfortunately for the Adult DVD industry, not as people are raised watching their favourite Disney movies on a DVD. Nowadays, they watch them online, or from a HD. This means every day a DVD user dies and an internet user is born.
However, DVD is still the only format for customers who wish to buy a hard copy, and taking into consideration the amount of time VHS was in it’s death throes, I think DVD will be around for quite a few years to come.