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Here are more interesting statistics from PMA regarding March projector sales for your information!
Top-Selling Projector Models in March from PMA’s Tracking Service
WXGA Resolution Models Most Popular in Pico/Personal and High-End Projector Categories while XGA Nearly Sweeps Mainstream Category
San Juan Capistrano, California, USA – April 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:
Pico and Personal (sub-1000 lumens) Projectors – For Pico and Personal projectors, the March results showed that 3 of the Top 5 selling models, by unit volume, were WXGA resolution projectors. Taking the number one, three and five spots, respectively, were the Optoma ML-500, the Vivitek Qumi Q2 and the 3M MP410. Rounding out the Top 5 were the 480p resolution Optoma PK-320 and the nHD resolution Optoma PK-120 in the number two and number four spots. 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.
Mainstream (1000 to 3999 lumens) Projectors – For the Mainstream category, the March results showed InFocus taking top honors with their SVGA resolution IN112. The remaining “Top 5” models were all XGA resolution projectors, with the number two through number five best selling projectors being the Epson PowerLite 93+, the NEC NP-VE281X, the InFocus IN114 and the Epson PowerLite X12, respectively. 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.
High-End (4000+ lumens) Projectors – The March 2013 results showed that four of the best selling high-end models were WXGA resolution. The “Top 5” models in March were the WXGA Hitachi CP-WX4021N and WXGA Epson PowerLite 1945W in the number one and two spots, respectively. Mitsubishi took the third and forth spots with their XGA XD700 and the WXGA WD720. NEC rounded out the “Top 5” with the WXGA NP-PA550W. 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.
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 Pico/Personal (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