Best February Video Sales Ever Recorded
Projection televisions and camcorders reported record year-to-date levels, climbing 14% and 21%, respectively, since the beginning of 1998. February camcorder sales rose an unprecedented (and impressive) 35%, to 255,000 units sold.
Color-television sales rose 3% in February, and were up 11% for the year to date. This increase was aided in part by sales of TVs with larger screens (i.e., 30" and larger), which rose approximately 8%.
TV/VCR combinations and VCRs both rose 4% in shipments: to 179,000 units and 1.1 million units, respectively. However, TV/VCR sales for the year to date lessened almost negligibly, by less than half a percentage point.
DVD players sold 34,236 units in February, for a total of 68,263 units sold since the beginning of the year.