Portable market to exceed $10 billion this year

Posted on Sunday, Mar 25 2007 @ 09:26 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
A report from DFC Intelligence says handheld sales could be as high as $10 billion this year:
The Nintendo DS could potentially become the best-selling platform ever -- the DS also was the best selling system of 2006. With all of the focus in the gaming world on the next-generation home console battle between Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo, many forget the appeal that handheld gaming consoles offer.

"Under the right scenario, by 2011 the combined installed base of the DS and PSP could exceed that for the Nintendo Wii, Sony PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360," said DFC analyst David Cole. The report also took the release of new handheld consoles by 2009 in to consideration while compiling the numbers.

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