Games Market Monitor: Console Hardware, Q2 2017

August 23, 2017  | Subscribers Only

Steve Bailey Steve Bailey Principal Senior Analyst, Games, IHS Markit
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As with Q1, Q2 2017 has been a positive quarter in net year-on-year terms, but growth has been driven largely by the PS4, and Nintendo's newly-launched Switch. The 3DS family of handhelds have seen growth in Japan, and Xbox One sees an increase in PAL, thanks to emerging territories.

Highlights:

  • PS4, Switch and 3DS lead growth, among a host of declines
  • Nintendo's Switch remains heavily supply-constrained
  • Lack of compelling exclusives hurts Xbox One's USA standing

In this report:

  • Hardware volumes: World
  • Hardware volumes: PAL region
  • Hardware volumes: USA
  • Hardware volumes: Japan
  • Market share by territory
  • Market share by platform
  • Console-exclusive software in 2017

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
  • 2017 exclusive titles: PS4
  • 2017 exclusive titles: Xbox One
  • 2017 exclusive titles: Switch

Number of pages: 10

Number of tables and charts: 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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