Q3 2012 games hardware: Volumes fall a fifth, as Wii U heralds new TV console generation

November 21, 2012  | Subscribers Only

Steve Bailey Steve Bailey Senior Analyst, Games

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This quarter provides further confirmation that the current TV console cycle is drawing to a close, as the PS3 and Xbox 360, which had been producing respectable year-on-year sales trends earlier in this downward phase of the cycle, experience significant decline.

Tables and charts included:

  • World hardware volumes, year-on-year change;World hardware volumes, Q2 11 and Q2 12;PAL hardware volumes, year-on-year change;PAL hardware volumes, Q2 11 and Q2 12;USA hardware volumes, year-on-year change;USA hardware volumes, Q2 11 and Q2 12;Japan hardware volumes, year-on-year change;Japan hardware volumes, Q2 11 and Q2 12;World hardware installed base forecast, TV consoles;World hardware installed base forecast, handhelds;World hardware volumes forecast, TV consoles;World hardware volumes forecast, handhelds;World hardware volumes market share, TV consoles, Q2 11;World hardware volumes market share, TV consoles, Q2 12;Release volume by format, TV consoles, 2010 and 2011;World hardware volumes market share, handhelds, Q2 11;World hardware volumes market share, handhelds, Q2 12;Release volume by format, handhelds, 2010 and 2011;World hardware share, by region, Q2 12;Hardware sales volume, by region, Q2 12

Pages: 9

Tables and charts: 20

Steve Bailey

Senior Analyst, Games

Steve Bailey joined the IHS games department in 2008, specializing in the burgeoning online PC gaming market ever since. His work for games encompasses MMOGs, virtual worlds...

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Geography
Japan USA
Organization
Microsoft Nintendo Sony
Industry
Media
Research Area
Games