VCR Sales Up 62% in First Half of Year

Associated Press

Americans continue to flock to the store to buy video cassette recorders, 4.7 million of them so far in 1985, the Electronic Industries Assn. said Sunday.

Sales are 62% ahead of a year ago, based on the number of sets sold to retailers during the first six months of the year.

Close to a million VCRs were sold in June alone.

Sales of black-and-white TVs continue to dip. For the first half of the year, 1.6 million were sold, a 25% reduction from last year.


Projection TVs, the big-screen sets that used to be seen only in bars, may be catching on for use at home. From January through June, 100,000 were sold, up 28.9%.