WiFi becomes the multimedia interface of choice for consumer entertainment devices

December 15, 2009

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Wi-Fi has taken the entertainment device market by storm, with cameras, gaming devices (handheld and consoles), and personal media players (PMPs) incorporating the technology within the past few years, reports In-Stat (http://email.in-stat.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/hBWEq0HWFs30K560DHgc0EP). Wi-Fi-enabled entertainment device shipments will increase from 108.8 million in 2009 to 177.3 million in 2013.

“While a growing number of entertainment devices have Wi-Fi embedded, most product categories only have a few players—often with a single company dominating the market,” says Victoria Fodale, In-Stat analyst. “For gaming consoles and gaming devices, Nintendo dominates the market, selling 79% of Wi-Fi-enabled consoles and 87% of Wi-Fi-enabled handheld devices in 2009".


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