17% of US own Blu-ray, cry high def tears of joy

This Blu-ray thing is starting to catch on. According to Home Media Magazine, 17% of US homes own at least one Blu-ray playing device.

Most of these Blu-rayers use the PlayStation 3 as their go-to device. In fact, the PS3 accounted for a 47% plurality as the system of choice for Blu-ray use. This makes sense when you take note of the fact that Blu-ray functionality was the prime reason for PS3 purchases this year. What does this all mean for Sony and PS3 owners? We don’t know. But Blu-ray is getting dang popular.