Digital music players to grow 57% in 2005

Sales of portable digital music players are set to grow 57% in 2005 after growing 116% in 2004, according to iSuppli. Over the next five years, shipments of MP3 music players will expand to 132 mln units in 2009 from 36.

Sales of portable digital music players are set to grow 57% in 2005 after growing 116% in 2004, according to iSuppli. Over the next five years, shipments of MP3 music players will expand to 132 mln units in 2009 from 36.8 mln in 2004. Sales of HDD-based players will increase to 56.2 mln units in 2009, up from 9.8 mln in 2004. By 2009, HDD players will be 43% of the total MP3 market, up from 27% in 2004.