New NPD In-Stat research forecasts that the Internet-connected device installed base will grow from 256.8 million units in 2011 to 1.34 billion units in 2016. The research house says the growth will be driven primarily by digital TVs, satellite set-top boxes, video game consoles, and Blu-ray disc players and recorders. Recent findings include:
- The global installed base of "smart devices" will have a CAGR of 52.6% from 2011 to 2016.
- Video game consoles will lead the market in "smart devices" rising to 36.7 million units in 2016.
- The installed base of connected media devices shipped to Eastern Europe will reach 79.2 million devices in 2016.
- Asia Pacific will account for 37.1% of CE devices shipped worldwide over the forecast period.