Helped Settle VHS vs. Betamax War
Superior technology and cheaper pricing had a huge hand in VHS beating Betamax. However, numbers don't lie. Adult content was only available on cassette during the 70s, with porn films making up over 50 percent of videotape sales in the US, 80 percent in Germany and Great Britain. Debbie Does Dallas was even the best-selling VHS tape in 1978. Fast-forward to the late 90s, porn continued to change the media format landscape by accounting for nearly 90 percent of the DVD-video market share. Now look where its transcended.