5.85 mln media center PCss to ship in 2006

In 2006, 5.85 mln media center PCs will ship worldwide. The value of this market is estimated at nearly $6 bln, with the US market accounting for 46.3% of the total. Worldwide shipments of media center PCs will expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 41.3% from 2005 to 2010, with the US market increasing at a CAGR of 34% during the same period. In 2010, IDC expects worldwide shipments to reach 27.5 mln units, with 9.5 mln units absorbed in the United States, generating a worldwide revenue opportunity of $29.4 bln. The US revenue opportunity in 2010 will be $12.6 bln.