Games Market Monitor: Console Hardware Q1 2014

July 01, 2014  | Subscribers Only

Steve Bailey Steve Bailey Principal Senior Analyst, Games, IHS Markit
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Console gaming enters a critical phase, as the generational torch is handed down from the outgoing hardware to the newcomers, most recently completed with the release of PS4 and Xbox One. In this report, we look at the year-on-year performance for Q1, wherein the new consoles do initially manage to hold their own. 2014 on 2013 is flat to date, but the onus is on them to produce favourable results is only going to grow from here on out, as the Wii U and 3DS experience decline.

Highlights:

  • PS Vita is the only console on the market in Q1 13 that achieves a flattering overall year-on-year comparable
  • PAL and USA see minor growth thanks to new consoles, whereas Japan’s handheld focus deprives it of a similar boost
  • PS4 achieves over double the sale of Xbox One, on world basis

In this report:

  • Hardware volumes: World
  • Hardware volumes: PAL
  • Hardware volumes: USA
  • Hardware volumes: Japan
  • Hardware sales volume forecast: World
     

List of tables and charts:

  • World: Year-on-year change, Q1 13 on Q1 14
  • PAL: Year-on-year change, Q1 13 on Q1 14
  • USA: Year-on-year change, Q1 13 on Q1 14
  • Japan: Year-on-year change, Q1 13 on Q1 14
  • World: Hardware sales volume, Q1 13 on Q1 14
  • PAL: Hardware sales volume, Q1 13 on Q1 14
  • USA: Hardware sales volume, Q1 13 on Q1 14
  • Japan: Hardware sales volume, Q1 13 on Q1 14
  • World hardware volumes forecast, TV consoles
  • World hardware volumes forecast, handheld consoles
  • Hardware volumes market share: TV consoles
  • Hardware volumes market share: TV consoles
  • Hardware volumes market share: handheld consoles

 

Number of pages: 10

Number of charts and tables: 13

Steve Bailey

Principal Senior Analyst, Games, IHS Markit

Steve Bailey is a principal senior analyst for Games at IHS Markit.

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