As the Shinano Mainichi (Japanese newspaper) posted yesterday
"...Plextor (Shinano-Kenshi) sold over 1.500.000 units in the past year.
- In Japan around 288.000 units.
- In U.S.A around 658.000 units.
- In Europe around 577.000 units.
The world market share until September from January (of 2000) was 3.4% and the Plextor rank was 10th. The Plextor drives seems to be very popular in Europe and USA but not in Japan..."