Logitech has reported disappointing sales for the company’s Revue with Google TV set-top box and related gear, according to CNet.
The venture generated only about $5 million in sales during the last quarter, according to the story. That’s 72% below the $18 million that was expected.
The report says Google TV appeared to be rushed to market before it was ready, citing the inherent risks of any venture that attempts to match the TV to computer software. Google TV uses the Android operating system and Google’s Chrome browser.
Among the obstacles standing in the way of wider acceptance of Google TV, the story cites the need for users to buy hardware, along with competition from rivals such as Netflix that offer simpler and cheaper options.