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Wi-Fi has taken the entertainment device market by storm, with cameras, gaming devices (handheld and consoles), and personal media players (PMP) incorporating the technology within the past few years, reports In-Stat. 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 percent of Wi-Fi enabled consoles and 87 percent of Wi-Fi enabled handheld devices in 2009.”
Recent research by In-Stat found the following:
The research, “Wi-Fi in Entertainment Devices: Wi-Fi Becomes the Multimedia Interface of Choice,” covers the worldwide market for entertainment devices with embedded Wi-Fi capability. It includes: