Games market monitor: Console Hardware Q3 2014

December 17, 2014  | Subscribers Only

Steve Bailey Steve Bailey Principal Senior Analyst, Games
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Better-than-expected uptake of PS4 in Q3 has resulted in a strong overall year-on-year uptick for console sales volumes, especially in the PAL sales region. Aggressive bundling activity and a major slate of both first and third-party titles has helped to unlock the pent-up demand for PS4 and Xbox One. The latter console has been further bolstered by its launch into 28 new territories, but the sales disparity between it and the PS4 still persists.

Highlights:

  • PS4 is the strongest selling console across all platforms in Q3
  • Sales gap between PS4 and Xbox One remains pronounced in Q3, although latter successfully builds out its presence
  • USA and PAL see significant year-on-year growth, but Japan remains challenging, even in terms of its stalwart category of handheld console gaming

In this report:

  • Q3 2014 Hardware volumes: World
  • 3Q YTD Hardware volumes: World
  • Q3 2014 Hardware volumes: PAL
  • Q3 2014 Hardware volumes: USA
  • Q3 2014 Hardware volumes: Japan
  • 2014 Games hardware forecast changes
  • Key TV console forecast changes, World, 2014 – 2018
  • Key handheld console forecast changes, World, 2014 – 2018
  • Hardware sales volumes forecast comparison: World
  • Hardware volumes market share: TV consoles
  • Hardware volumes market share: Handhelds

List of tables and charts:

  • World: Year-on-year change, Q3 13 on Q3 14
  • World: Year-on-year change, 3Q YTD 13 on 3Q YTD 14
  • PAL: Year-on-year change, Q3 13 on Q3 14
  • USA: Year-on-year change, Q3 13 on Q3 14
  • Japan: Year-on-year change, Q3 13 on Q3 14
  • World: Hardware sales volume, Q3 13 on Q3 14
  • World: Hardware sales volume, 3Q YTD 13 on 3Q YTD 14
  • PAL: Hardware sales volume, Q3 13 on Q3 14
  • USA: Hardware sales volume, Q3 13 on Q3 14
  • Japan: Hardware sales volume, Q3 13 on Q3 14
  • 2014 Games hardware forecast changes
  • Forecast Change Comparison: Console sales volume (m) - Xbox 360
  • Forecast Change Comparison: Console sales volume (m) - PS3
  • Forecast Change Comparison: Console sales volume (m) - PS4
  • Forecast Change Comparison: Handheld sales volume (m) - 3DS/2DS
  • Forecast Change Comparison: Handheld sales volume (m) - PS Vita
  • World hardware volumes forecast, TV consoles
  • World hardware volumes forecast, handheld consoles
  • Hardware volumes market share: TV consoles
  • Hardware volumes market share: handheld consoles

Number of pages: 14 

Number of charts and tables: 20

 

Steve Bailey

Principal Senior Analyst, Games

Steve Bailey is a principal senior analyst for Games at Omdia.

Geography
Japan PAL USA
Research by Market
Media & Advertising
Category
Games
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