Digital music player accessories generated $412 mln in Q1-Q3 2005

The NPD Group does not yet have figures on the market for iPod accessory sales alone, but during Q1-Q3 2005, total portable digital player accessory revenue reached $412 mln in the United States. It’s a 370% increase from the same period in 2004, with accessory sales generating nearly 26c for every $1 of digital player sales. Of those sales, speaker systems made up the largest piece of digital player revenue, with 26.5% of the US accessory sales, while player cases accounted for 18% of the market’s revenue and sales of FM transmitters made up 16%.