According to VideoScan's First Alert Reporting Retailers, for the week
ending Aug. 13, 2000, DVD title sales were 783,000, only 3,000 down from
last week's total of 786,000. Year-to-date DVD title sales have reached
According to statistics from the Consumer Electronics Association, for the
week ending Aug.11, 2000, DVD player weekly sales were 110,046, a
tremendous 242.2 percent increase. Month-to-date sales are 242,353, a
235.9 percent increase over 1999 sales. Year-to-date sales are 3,480,745, a
106.7 percent increase over 1999 sales.
VCR sales for the week were 375,704, a 27.9 percent increase over 1999 sales.
Month-to-date sales were 765,610, a 60.3 percent increase over 1999 sales
sales are 12,574,174, a mere 7.6 percent increase over 1999 sales.
Projection TV sales for the week were 20,315, a 12.4 percent increase over
Month-to-date sales are 35,715, a 9.4 percent increase over 1999 sales and
year-to-date sales are 713,393, a 20.4 percent increase over 1999 sales.
>> ..one could, of course, make the case that availability, easy access, (and
>> fervent publicity) fire demand...not the other way around. I've always
>> been a big fan of building the field of dreams, and then standing by with
>> bountiful popcorn and peanuts...
>A few weeks ago it was a announced that sales of DVD players had reached the
>3 million mark.
>That's about the population size of my home city of Toronto -- a relatively
>small fraction of the rest of the continent (let alone the world). So what
>is the rest of the population suppose to do when libraries choose to serve
>the minority instead of the majority?
Scott Allen firstname.lastname@example.org
Media Librarian "Trying to stay afloat
Midwestern State University in the seas of technology"