Comments by Projector Reviews staff:
Pacific Media Associates has been tracking US (really North American) sales for more than and a half! Our previous company, presentingsolutions.com was one of about fifty larger dealers, that reported to Pacific Media back in the day. Although other research companies now report on similar data, PMA always had their pulse on which projector models were the top sellers in every category. This is their latest press release, showing the top sellers in three categories:
High End Projectors (bright, interchangeable lenses)
Mainstream (the typical portable and small fixed install projectors)
Pico and Pocket projectors
Not a whole lot of surprises in the list, with Epson dominating the high end sales, Hitachi who has long been the leader in education sales scores the top selling unit among the mainstream. Optoma dominates the “tiny” projector category, which is interesting. Optoma has long been the biggest player with the most extensive line of pico projectors, but considering the vast number of new players in “pico and pocket” space, that they have held on is what is impressive.
PMA Research Posts Top-Selling Projector Models For February
Epson, InFocus, and Optoma Hold Multiple Spots in High-End, Mainstream and Pico Projector Categories
San Juan Capistrano, California, USA – March 30, 2013. PMA Research, the worldwide market information experts on front projectors, has posted their recent Projector Tracking Service results to the “Top Selling Projectors” area of their website.
For more than 15 years now, PMA Research has collected monthly sell-through data from leading North American projector dealers, retailers, web resellers and distributors. Their Tracking Service family of monthly reports offers timely sell-through data and analysis on unit sales, true volume-weighted street prices, and inventories of front projectors for these channels.
Each month, PMA Research posts the Top 5 Projector Lists for the following product categories:
High-End (4000+ lumens) Projectors – The February 2013 results showed Epson with two of the top selling models. The PowerLite 1945W was the best selling High-End projector last month, and the PowerLite Pro G5750WU came in third. Hitachi’s CP-WX4021N was the second best selling model, and Christie took the number four spot with their LWU505. Mitsubishi rounded out the Top 5 High-End projector list with the XD700. This “Top 5″ list is compiled from data collected from PMA’s monthly Pro AV Projector Tracking Service sample, which is made up of North American dealers and integrators.
Mainstream (1000 to 3999 lumens) Projectors – For the Mainstream category in February, Hitachi took top honors again with the best-selling CP-X3015WN. Also a repeat from January’s list, InFocus landed the number two and four spots with the IN112 and the IN114, respectively. ViewSonic’s PJD5123 moved up from number five in January to claim the number three spot in February, and Epson’s PowerLite 93+ (also a repeat from January) rounded out the Top 5 list in the fifth spot. This “Top 5″ list is compiled from data collected from PMA’s monthly Distributor Projector Tracking Service sample, which is made up of North American distributors.
New Era / Pico and Personal (sub-1000 lumens) Projectors – The February results showed that 3 of the Top 5 selling models, by unit volume, were Optoma projectors. Coming in number one, two, and four, respectively, were the Optoma PK-320, Optoma PK-201, and Optoma PK-120. New to the rankings was the 3M MP410 taking the number three spot, and Vivitek’s Qumi Q2 rounded out the Top 5 for this category in the number five spot. This “Top 5″ list is compiled from data collected from PMA’s monthly Retail Projector Tracking Service sample, which is made up of North American retailers and web resellers.
Resellers, distributors, manufacturers, and the press are invited to visit PMA’s site each month at www.pmaresearch.com to see the 5 Top Selling projectors for these categories, as well as new product blogs and information on PMA Research’s projector market research offerings.
About PMA Research
PMA Research specializes in worldwide front projector market information, including New Era (sub-1000 lumens), Mainstream (1000-3999 lumens), and High-End (4000+ lumens) categories. Their Industry Service family of publications provides detailed worldwide quarterly updates (sell-in data and forecasts) on front projector markets, newsletters on new products and other key industry developments, and biennial Web surveys of North American dealers and end users (including organizations and individual consumers). Their Tracking Service family of monthly reports offers timely sell-through data and analysis on unit sales, true volume-weighted street prices, and inventories of front projectors sold by leading North American retailers, resellers, and distributors. PMA Research, formerly Pacific Media Associates, was established by Dr. William Coggshall, who was a co-founder of Dataquest (now part of Gartner) and helped start the syndicated high-tech market information business. The company’s US headquarters is at 25852 Avenida Cabrillo, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675. Phone: +1 (949) 493-4601. www.pmaresearch.com