Games Market Monitor: Console Hardware, Q2 2016

September 13, 2016  | Subscribers Only

Steve Bailey Steve Bailey Principal Senior Analyst, Games, IHS Markit
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Much like in the first three months of 2016, hardware sales in the second quarter  have been disappointing, with only the PS4 holding relatively stable in year-on-year terms. The console saw growth in Japan, while Microsoft's Xbox One struggled across the board, with USA providing its smallest decline, at 13%.

Highlights:

  • Momentum is already slowing for both PS4 and Xbox One
  • June price drop for Xbox One helps ease decline
  • Handhelds see strongest performance in Japan

In this report:

  • Hardware volumes: World
  • Hardware volumes: PAL region
  • Hardware volumes: USA
  • Hardware volumes: Japan
  • Market share by territory
  • Market share by platform
  • Evolving console functionality: PS4 versus Xbox One

Tables and charts:

  • World hardware: YoY change
  • World hardware: Sales volume
  • PAL hardware: YoY change
  • PAL hardware: Sales volume
  • USA hardware: YoY change
  • USA hardware: Sales volume
  • Japan hardware: YoY change
  • Japan hardware: Sales volume
  • Regional market share, by format
  • Market share, by region
  • Market share, by format: TV consoles
  • Market share, by format: Handheld consoles

Number of Pages: 10

Number of Tables and Charts: 12

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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