Console market enters transition zone

April 05, 2012  | Subscribers Only

Piers Harding-Rolls Piers Harding-Rolls Director – Research and Analysis Director, Games, IHS Markit
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2011 sees the traditional games industry move into a complex transitional phase composed of overlapping lifecycles. From a worldwide hardware perspective, we see Nintendo maintaining market dominance despite experiencing erosion, Microsoft achieving stability with its seven-year-old console, and Sony treading water as sales growth in PS3 is countered by declines in older formats.

Tables and charts included:

  • Hardware sales volume 2010 vs 2011;Hardware sales volume 2010 vs 2011, manufacturer share;Software sales volume 2010 vs 2011;Software sales 2010 vs 2011, manufacturer share;Software sales value 2010 vs 2011;Software sales value 2010 vs 2011, manufacturer share;New Move and Kinect enabled consoles, 2010 vs 2011;Move and Kinect enabled consoles, share;Console content and service consumer spend split by packaged and online, 2011;Xbox 360, Wii, PS3 consumer spend share;Hardware sales volume, 2010 and 2011;Hardware sales volume, year on year change;Software sales volume, 2010 and 2011;Software sales volume, year on year change;Software sales value, 2010 and 2011;Software sales value, year on year change;USA market performance, 2010 vs 2011;Western Europe market performance, 2010 vs 2011;Japan market performance, 2010 vs 2011;World hardware volumes, 2011 and 2012;World hardware volumes, year on year;World software volumes, 2011 and 2012;World software volumes, year on year;World software value, 2011 and 2012;World software value, year on year

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Tables and charts: 26

Piers Harding-Rolls

Director – Research and Analysis Director, Games, IHS Markit

Mr. Piers Harding-Rolls is a director of Research and Analysis Games at IHS Markit, focuses on the evolution of games.

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