3Dfx heeft een pr-etje in elkaar gedraaid waarin ze beweren het grootste marktaandeel te hebben op het gebied van "gaming/performance videocards". Hier de info:
3Dfx InteractiveŽ Inc. today announced that Voodoo2(TM) and Voodoo Banshee(TM), the company's acclaimed high-performance graphics chips for games and entertainment, power 73 percent of the performance/gaming video cards sold through retail outlets. In addition, these Voodoo-powered boards won the best-selling status at retail 12 out of 12 months last year in the gaming/performance segment. These market share figures are reported in PC Data's latest analysis of retail sales. PC Data, which ranks the retail market's best-selling video cards, also noted that 3Dfx-based products dominated the retail space in Q4 1998, claming the top five spots in the gaming/performance segment.
``3Dfx technology has consistently powered the best-selling retail products in this category,'' said Stephen Baker, senior analyst with PC Data. ``In fact, for the past several quarters, we've seen 3Dfx-powered boards dominate sales in the retail space. Our latest data clearly indicates that 3Dfx is maintaining that leadership.''
``The PC Data statistics illustrate the selling strength of the 3Dfx Voodoo technology and brand, which clearly reign at retail,'' said Greg Ballard, president and CEO of 3Dfx Interactive. ``This impressive market dominance is the result of innovative, award-winning technology, cutting-edge entertainment content and strategic brand campaigns.''
The Hits List measures retail sales each month. In the last three months, PC Data found that 3Dfx-based cards captured the following top five spots in the gaming/performance segment: Diamond Multimedia's Monster 3D II card (Voodoo2), Creative Labs' 3D Blaster Banshee (Voodoo Banshee), Creative Labs' 3D Blaster (Voodoo2), STB Systems' Black Magic (Voodoo2), and Diamond Multimedia's Monster Fusion (Voodoo Banshee). Additionally, a board based on the original Voodoo Graphics technology -- now more than two years old -- ranked seventh in the gaming/performance segment.