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(New York, NY - May 10, 2005) - JupiterResearch, a division of Jupitermedia Corporation (Nasdaq: JUPM), today released the results of its annual game console forecast. The report entitled "U.S. Console Games Forecast 2005: Analysis of Alternate Launch Scenarios," forecasts console market size and evaluates the impact of uncertain launch timing for new systems. According to the report, despite slowing audience growth in the next generation (2% annualized growth in installed base) versus the current generation (8% annualized growth in installed base), game consoles are expected to generate strong revenue growth. The report forecasts that the U.S. console market will grow from $8.7 billion for 2004 to $11.7 billion in 2010.

"The game console industry is becoming adept at diversifying its products to meet the multiplicity of tastes. The mix of mass appeal content, blockbuster hits, niche titles, enhanced functionality and most importantly value opportunities is keeping the market vibrant," said Jay Horwitz, senior analyst at JupiterResearch. Explaining that the next generation will see consoles make a material contribution to the top line, Horwitz added that, "consoles will add nearly $4 billion in incremental revenue over the next five years".

The JupiterResearch report also addresses the largest source of uncertainty confronting the market: when competitors will launch new systems. "The market is going to be more evenly split this round - regardless of when the players launch," Horwitz explained. According to the report, despite a history of console manufacturers that failed miserably to capitalize on first-to-market advantages, the next launch cycle stands to provide only modest benefits to Microsoft should it be launch-ready by holiday 2005, ahead of its competitors. This stands in contrast to expectations that this move will marginalize competitors. The report describes the impact of the three most likely launch scenarios on console suppliers' market position, and attached hardware and software revenues to help stakeholders make better decisions.

Jay Horwitz, senior analyst for JupiterResearch and Michael Gartenberg, vice president and research director for JupiterResearch will be available for comment prior and during the E3 2005 Conference & Expo in Los Angeles, May 17-20. Please contact, Warren Sethachutkul, 212-389-2031 to schedule an interview or receive more information.

The complete findings of this report are immediately available to JupiterResearch clients online at For additional information on the report or JupiterResearch's Personal Computer and Console Games service visit or contact Kieran Kelly, Vice President of Global Sales and Client Service, at 1-800-481-1212 or [email protected]

About Jupitermedia Corporation
Jupitermedia Corporation (Nasdaq: JUPM), (, headquartered in Darien, CT, is a leading global provider of original information, images, research and events for information technology, business and creative professionals. Jupitermedia includes JupiterImages, one of the leading images companies in the world with over 7.0 million images online serving creative professionals with brands like Comstock Images, Creatas Images, PictureQuest, Liquid Library, Thinkstock Images, Thinkstock Footage,,,,, and; and JupiterWeb, the online media division of Jupitermedia which operates five distinct online networks: and for IT and business professionals; for developers; for interactive marketers; and, for creative professionals. JupiterWeb properties include more than 150 Web sites and over 150 e-mail newsletters that are viewed by over 20 million users and generate over 300 million page views monthly. Jupitermedia also includes: JupiterResearch, a leading international research advisory organization specializing in business and technology market research in 18 business areas and 14 vertical markets; and JupiterEvents, which produces offline conferences and trade shows focused on IT and business-specific topics, including Search Engine Strategies and WiFi/VoWiFi Planet

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