Nick Parker

Nick Parker

Mr. Nick Parker is a principal research analyst, Games at IHS Markit.

Mr. Nick Parker is an analyst in media group, where he specializes in games. He has worked in the leisure software sector for 12 years in senior positions at Nintendo, Sony and most recently Infogrames.

Following his role as Business Analysis Manager at Nintendo, Nick joined Sony Computer Entertainment Europe in 1995 where, as VP Strategic Planning, he held overall responsibility for the company's software catalogue management, sales forecasting and market research. He was responsible for the company's online strategy, overseeing the playstation-europe.com operation and both on and offline consumer databases and formulating the company's approach to future broadband technologies. Nick also provided a primary 'soundboard' to the executive for company strategic direction.

Moving to Infogrames in 2000, Nick took up the role of VP Global Strategic Planning at the companies Lyons HQ where he had a worldwide remit to assist in devising a new corporate business plan following a tough financial year for the group. He was also head of the companies European internet and broadband strategy, building global partnerships with broadband ISPs and telephone companies for games-on-demand services and overseeing the redesign of infogrames.com.


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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 Content & Service Spend by Distribution Type Database

Snapshot historical and forecast games data by platform type and distribution channel. Covers consumer spend on games content and services across TV Console, Handheld Console, PC, Cloud, and mobile. Segmented by geography, device group and distribution type.

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Console hardware: 1H 2018 hardware sales show console market in good health

The console market is in good health, growing in the first six months of the year in unit sell-through terms by 4 per cent compared to the same period in 2017. Q2 sales volume grew by 6.3 per cent compared to growth in Q1 of 2.9 per cent.

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