Games Market Monitor: Console Hardware, Q1 2017

May 18, 2017  | Subscribers Only

Steve Bailey Steve Bailey Senior Analyst, Games
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A much more positive quarter, compared to the same period last year. PS4 and Xbox One improved unit sales, while global sales of the 3DS family increased, supported by Japan and USA. The launch of the Nintendo Switch attracted much attention and initial sales were beyond expectation, but then suppl-constrained in the following weeks.

Highlights:

  • PS4, Xbox One and 3DS lead growth, among a host of declines
  • Three quarters of PS Vita sales for the period attributed to Japan
  • Nintendo Switch sells through almost 2.3 million during launch month

In this report:

  • Hardware volumes: World
  • Hardware volumes: PAL region
  • Hardware volumes: USA
  • Hardware volumes: Japan
  • Market share by territory
  • Market share by platform
  • Update to our Nintendo Switch forecasts
  • PS4 and Xbox One: Ongoing firmware evolution

List of 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
  • New Switch forecast: Annual hardware sales vols

Number of pages: 11

Number of tables and charts: 12

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, online console, and casual, browser-based and social gaming, in the context of IHS reports, consultancy for major international clients and general Games Intelligence service work.

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