Speaking at "The Future of HD: The Fifth Annual HDTV Conference" in Universal City, California, NPD Group's DisplaySearch president Ross Young predicted that 1080p HDTV will be the big winner next year at retail. Young pointed out several indicators and figures to support his prediction. He also looked at some adoption rates for HD players and movies, including the attachment rate of Blu-ray Disc movies for PS3.
In gaming, Young said that the market for next-gen HD consoles (i.e., Xbox 360 and PS3) has grown 134 percent from the first eight months of 2006 vs. 2005, and another 75 percent from 2006 to 2007. HD gaming growth accounts for nearly half of all gaming revenue.
Comparing dollar volume of the three new consoles, Xbox 360 is winning with about 39 percent share on a dollar basis, and the Wii and PS3 are at 30 percent each. "If you look at HD gaming as a percentage of the total market it is well over 50 percent on a dollar basis," Young said.
Read the full story for data and numbers for 1080p, 720p, HD players, adoption rate, attachment rate, etc. [They are omitted here as they are not directly related to gaming.]