According to Wikipedia, the TRS-80 Model 100 sold 6 million units.

This number seems very high. In fact, our former Dear Leader, Jeff Atwood wrote:

wow, they sold six million portable TRS-80s? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRS-80_Model_100 I'm calling {{citation needed}} on that.

Is there documentary evidence to support the 6 million unit figure?

  • PC World (slide 19) agrees with Jeff: "The sales estimate of 6,000,000 quoted above comes from Wikipedia, and sounds high: It may include foreign models marketed by other companies, and/or descendants such as the Model 102 and Model 200." – Oddthinking Mar 24 '12 at 8:57
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    Interesting; if you sum the trs-80 column here (which cites sources on page), looks less than one quarter of that. That isn't the model 100 specifically. – Marc Gravell Mar 24 '12 at 8:59
  • @Marc, sounds awfully like an answer... – Oddthinking Mar 24 '12 at 9:18
  • I wasn't sure it was up to this site's level of citation for good answers...? – Marc Gravell Mar 24 '12 at 9:19
  • @MarcGravell That data comes from ArsTechinca (good), but it is for the US only (bad). The TRS-80 had clones in Europe. – Sklivvz Oct 7 '15 at 23:37

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