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COVID-19 Impact on Current Generation ConsolesJune 01, 2020This year, January and February months were flat in unit sales terms compared to the same months a year ago. Switch was propping up the lost sales on PS4 and Xbox One. Once lockdown across the world was initiated, March and April enjoyed a significant improvement in adoption rates and the manufacturers and retailers played their part by offering price discounts to a general public, hungry for a solution to home entertainment needs.Subscribers Only
Games Console Hardware – Q1 2020May 08, 2020There has been no first quarter in the history of video games like this year. What started out behaving like a traditional seasonal cycle for hardware and software turned in some record-breaking March sales, reported on the back of the global COVID-19 lockdown. Across all platforms in all regions, March 2020 outsold the same month in 2019.Subscribers Only
COVID-19: Impact on Next-Generation ConsolesApril 24, 2020Despite much of the positive impact on current gaming behaviour from global stay-at-home policies, the future of hardware adoption rates, especially the launch of the next generation of PlayStation and Xbox consoles in quarter 4 2020, are vulnerable to downward pressures on consumer demand. Here we look at three scenarios regarding how console uptake and related game spend could be affected in 2020 and 2021.Subscribers Only
Console Hardware & Packaged Software: 2019 Performance ReviewFebruary 24, 2020Overall sales of consoles on a global basis declined in 2019, as PS4 and Xbox One continued their downward trajectory at the end of their respective lifecycles. Both Sony and Microsoft confirmed the launch of their next generation platforms, the PS5 and Xbox Series X for the last quarter 2020, which may be holding back some potential purchasers of current consoles.Subscribers Only
China: Tencent to launch Nintendo Switch on 10 DecemberDecember 04, 2019After months of waiting, Tencent and Nintendo confirmed that they would be officially launching Nintendo Switch in mainland China on 10 December, 2019 just in time for the major Double 12 shopping event but with only one official game title available, New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe.
Game console hardware – Q3 2019November 22, 2019After the end of Q3, the competitive dynamic of the global console hardware market is pretty defined for the full year, with only the Black Friday sales bonanza or potential stock shortages perhaps generating any sell-through surprises in Q4. With most of the annual sales taking place during the final quarter of the year, the scale of sell-through volume will depend on bundling offers or price drops and how long these are maintained in the market.Subscribers Only
Console Hardware Performance – Q1 2019May 09, 2019Analysis and review of Q1 2019 console sales in key regions.Subscribers Only
Microsoft experiments with digital-only Xbox One SApril 16, 2019Microsoft has announced a new digital-only SKU of its Xbox One console, due to launch on May 7. The device is identical to the existing Xbox One S, bar the absence of a disc drive, and a lowered RRP of $249/£199. Microsoft’s move is a low-cost product experiment that allows it to collect valuable intelligence on the performance and usage of a digital-only console.
Console hardware: Q3 2018 updateNovember 15, 2018Sales of TV and hybrid (Nintendo Switch) console hardware to consumers improved year-on-year in the third quarter. In the first half of 2018 console hardware had grown year-on-year by 2.8% but the last quarter has pushed the first three quarters’ year-on-year growth to 3.4%. This is a subscriber only update. Please login for details.Subscribers Only
Console hardware: 1H 2018 hardware sales show console market in good healthAugust 28, 2018The console market is in good health, growing in the first six months of the year in unit sell-through terms by 4 per cent compared to the same period in 2017. Q2 sales volume grew by 6.3 per cent compared to growth in Q1 of 2.9 per cent.Subscribers Only
Sony PlayStation ChinaJoy Press Conference 2018: China Hero Project Plays Key RoleAugust 02, 2018Sony held a PlayStation press conference during Asia biggest games conference, ChinaJoy, to present a series of blockbuster games ready for its PS4 console and the Chinese market.
Console Hardware – Q1 2018May 18, 2018There was a mixture of fortunes for the hardware manufacturers in the first quarter of 2018. In the Western World, PS4 sell-through to consumers declined year-on-year versus the first quarter 2017 but remained positive in Asia, including Japan.Subscribers Only
Games console market 2017: Nintendo drives market to 18 per cent growthMarch 07, 2018Analysis and performance data for the 2017 games console market. While Sony remains dominant, Nintendo's Switch launch drove the market to its best performance since 2011.