Games Market Monitor: Console Hardware, Q3 2018

November 23, 2018  | Subscribers Only

Steve Bailey Steve Bailey Principal Senior Analyst, Games, IHS Markit
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Sales of major TV (PS4, Xbox One) and hybrid (Nintendo Switch) console hardware to consumers improved year-on-year in the third quarter, but overall console hardware numbers saw decline of around 7%.

In terms of newest platforms, all three manufacturers are enjoying a better 2018 than last year, which is especially unusual for Sony and Microsoft at nearly five years into the sales cycle for PS4 and Xbox One.

Highlights:

  • Sony's overall momenum strong, but PS4 Pro has been less impactful in Q3
  • Nintendo 20m Switch FY forecast looks high on current performance
  • Following on from similar standout performance in Q2, PAL represents nearly 50% of all hardware sold in Q3.

In this report:

Hardware volumes: World
Hardware volumes: PAL region
Hardware volumes: USA
Hardware volumes: Japan
Market share by territory
Market share by platform
Historical hardware shares, by platform, quarter, and device group
Historical hardware shares, by territory, quarter, and device group
Historical hardware shares, by manufacturer, quarter, and device group

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: Hardware volume market share, by platform (five-year history)
  • Handheld consoles: Hardware volume market share, by platform (five-year history)
  • TV consoles: Hardware volume market share, by territory (five-year history)
  • Handheld consoles: Hardware volume market share, by territory (five-year history)
  • All consoles: Hardware market share, by manufacturer (five-year history)
  • Xbox: Hardware market share, by platform (five-year history)
  • PlayStation: Hardware market share, by platform (five-year history)
  • Nintendo: Hardware market share, by platform (five-year history)

Number of Pages: 12

Number of tables and charts: 19

Steve Bailey

Principal Senior Analyst, Games, IHS Markit

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

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