Games Market Monitor: Console Hardware, Q3 2017

November 27, 2017  | Subscribers Only

Steve Bailey Steve Bailey Principal Senior Analyst, Games, IHS Markit
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Overall hardware unit sales grew in the third quarter, but only due to Nintendo's freshly-launched Switch and incremental sales of the PS4. All other hardware devices are in decline this quarter. PS4, which has always led Xbox One sales this generation, has accelerated ahead this year-to-date, widening the sales gap on its rival.


  • PS4 and Switch lead growth, among a host of declines
  • PS Vita winds down, with over 90% of sales in Japan
  • America leads Switch uptake, closely followed by 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
  • Nintendo's improving relationship with third-parties

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
  • Switch installed base, forecast to 2021
  • Table: Snapshot of indie titles for Switch

Number of Pages: 10

Number of Tables and Charts: 14

Steve Bailey

Principal Senior Analyst, Games, IHS Markit

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

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