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Video Laser discs

Laser discs (the 12-inch disc format also known as VLP, LaserVision and LaserDisc) made little impression on the UK market for a brief period.

Players 1991 1992 1993 1994
  sales 5,000 5,000 6,000 6,000
  installed base 5,000 10,000 16,000 22,000

Discs 1992 1993
  dealer shipments 59,260 92,590
  consumer sales 56,300 87,960
  sales value, trade 1.16m 1.81m
  sales value, retail 1.62m 2.53m
  average price: trade 17.01 17.01
  average price: retail 24.99 24.99

Titles available by genre 1992 1993 1994
  movies 50 150 204
  music 550 660 739
    pop/jazz : 185 191
    classical : 475 548
  other 20 20 20
  total 620 830 963
     
Titles sales to trade by genre 1992 1993
  movies 19,000 32,000
  music 12,000 17,000
    pop/jazz 8,000 10,000
    classical 4,000 7,000
  other 1,000 2,000
  total 32,000 51,000

Source: EPOD, Pioneer


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