Piers Harding-Rolls

Piers Harding-Rolls

Mr. Piers Harding-Rolls is a Director of Research and Analysis Games at IHS Markit, focuses on the evolution of games.

Mr. 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 IHS Markit 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.

Mr. Harding-Rolls holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) from Queen Mary University of London, UK.


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Console hardware: Q3 2018 update

Sales of TV and hybrid (Nintendo Switch) console hardware to consumers improved year-on-year in the third quarter. In the first half of 2018 console hardware had grown year-on-year by 2.8% but the last quarter has pushed the first three quarters’ year-on-year growth to 3.4%. This is a subscriber only update. Please login for details.

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Games Console Sales Database - Premium - Quarterly

Regional quarterly console games hardware sales.

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PS4 Title Database - Premium

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