Piers Harding-Rolls

Piers Harding-Rolls

As head of games research at IHS, Piers Harding-Rolls leads a team of analysts tracking the evolution of the games sector across all major packaged game and digital games segments. He is regularly quoted across specialist and consumer press on games-related topics and is an acknowledged expert in the market transition from physical media to digital games opportunities.

Prior to joining the company in 2005, he worked for eight years as a leading analyst of the IT services and software industries involved in both consulting projects and published research for high profile international companies. His recent research includes analysis of the PC social networking games opportunity and multiplayer online games, tracking adoption of new business models, the evolving multi-channel retail model, and online console connectivity, strategies and trends.


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Games Market Monitor: Console Market 2016, and 2017 Outlook

The World games console market shrank by 2.4% in dollar terms to $34.8 billion thanks to an ongoing decline in hardware spend offset partially by increases in games content and services spend.

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Sony Dominates 2016 Console Market With 57% Share of World Market Value

Analysis of the 2016 World games console market and expectation for 2017.

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Games Pricing Database

Daily leading console games pricing tracker across major retail outlets in USA, UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. Updated monthly.

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