Table 8: Global next-generation handheld games console uptake, 2005-2010
Table 9: US next-generation handheld games console uptake, 2005-2010
In 2005 WildTangent won major OEM distribution deals that ship The WildTangent games console
directly on the desktops of over 60 percent of PCs in North America.
However, the video games console
market is about to enter a new phase, with Microsoft and Nintendo hoping that their next-generation offerings can gain a greater share of sales.
According to a report released today titled "Games Consoles
For The Digital Home: Assessing The Prospects For PS3, Xbox 360 And Revolution", Microsoft's Xbox 360 will present a serious challenge to Sony's dominance of the games console
market and will lead the North American and European markets until 2007.
In a recent market research report, Semico Research Corporation estimates the video games console
market will grow at over 20% CAGR over the period 2000 to 2005 with over 47 million video games console
units to be shipped next year.
This report focuses on children's ownership and use of games consoles
com/research/3a960e/video_games_consol) has announced the addition of the "Video Games Consoles
& Handhelds Application Report" report to their offering.
Datamonitor's Games Consoles
: Global Industry Guide is an essential resource for top-level data and analysis covering the games consoles
Star products such as digital flat panel TVs, MP3 players and portable games consoles
helped drive retail revenues to $118 Billion, a growth rate of 25 percent.
Whilst the global market for games consoles
is highly lucrative, the increasing importance of innovation has forced companies to invest heavily into R&D in order to increase the potential for success.
PowerVR is a revolutionary new scalable, high performance 3D system capable of meeting the requirements of the most demanding arcade games machines and virtual reality systems, yet scalable down to low cost games consoles
and consumer PCs.