In 2008 40% of PCs sold to home will be media centers

Home computers specifically designed for entertainment applications (so-called Media PCs) will account for 40% of home computer sales by the end of 2008, according to Parks Associates. This new report indicates that net additions of media-PC hardware units and software packages will reach 7 mln U.S. households, approximately 20% of all U.S. households, in 5 years. Sales of specialized home networking equipment for PC-to-CE connectivity will similarly grow, surpassing 21 mln units shipped by the end of 2008.