CEA Forecasts 18 Million Consoles Shipped During Q4 2010

A survey conducted by the Consumer Electronics Association predicts 18.24 million units of video game hardware will ship to U.S. stores in the fourth quarter of 2010.

That puts projected game industry hardware shipments ahead of those for TVs, digital cameras and MP3 players for the period, according to CEA's 17th annual CE Holiday Purchase Patterns Study.

The survey also shows video game systems in general as the ninth most popular item on adults' holiday wish lists, and the fifth-most-wished-for consumer electronics item. Apple's iPad, which supports downloadable games as a major feature, ranked third on overall wish lists and second among electronics item.

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