Translation if from original Japanese text:
"...2000 year came to the point of with showing 100000000 8,855 10000000 units and the growth rate which exceeds the estimate of 145% thing last year vis-a-vis the optical disk unit shipment quantity 100000000 3,028 10000000 units of 1999 year in the world marketplace. On one hand, even in the Japanese market, it reached 2,095 ten thousand units from 1,571 ten thousand units of 1999 years, became shipment increase of anti- preceding year ratio 133%.
2000 year, as for the optical disk unit shipment quantity 180000000 units in world marketplace by comparison with the shipment quantity of the personal computer, it is thought the thing which becomes the excess supply approximately 14000000. In order to digest these excessive supplies, as for 2001 years shipment does not extend that much, as for growth rate estimates it reaches 200000000 0,083 ten thousand units of anti-preceding year ratio 107%.
As for 2002 years the playback private ROM compared to growth rate of the postscript transfer type optical disk unit increases, you can say so far, the optical disk unit which is the playback private center in earnest, is the time when it changes to the postscript transfer type device. The shipment quantity was extended favorably even altogether, 200000000 2,392 ten thousand units of anti- preceding year ratio 111% were estimated.
Furthermore substitution to postscript transfer type advances to 2003, it is thought as for the CD-R/RW device from the fact that you can expect the standard support of the OS, positioing of the post FDD furthermore becomes strong, advances to standard loading. In addition, from the acceleration of the CPU and large increasing capacity of the HDD, processing speed of the data furthermore improves, the personal computer which keeps specializing increases to image processing and AV system, it is thought it is thought, it shows the extension where also the postscript transfer type DVD is considerable inevitably.
From these background, 200000000 4,180 ten thousand units of anti- preceding year ratio 108% it estimated in the world marketplace. On one hand, steady shipment increase was anticipated even in the Japanese market, 3,066 ten thousand units of anti- 2000 year ratio 146% estimated..."