Gamers are not waiting to see who becomes the Betamax of the blue-laser technology standoff.
Game consoles, driven by Sony's upcoming PlayStation 3 with Blu-ray technology, are expected to make up almost half of the $2 billion in revenue predicted for the blue-laser market in 2006, according to a new report from the Santa Clara Consulting Group.
Theand markets are predicted to collectively surpass $28 billion in global sales by 2010, according to SCCG.
By 2010, blue-laser gaming consoles are predicted to reach $6 billion in sales and the games themselves could reach $10 billion, SCCG said.
"Currently, the market seems to be preoccupied with the format battle between Blu-ray and HD DVD technologies; what is overlooked is the fact that a market is developing and the opportunity is huge," David Bunzel, managing director of SCCG, said in a statement.
The expectations are based on estimates of growth in the related blue-laser technology markets: game consoles, , movies, games, PC drives and blank media.