Sony PlayStation and Microsoft Xbox Sales Drive Console Market

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  • Date: July 04, 2016
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Gaming consoles and PC’s most frequently used platforms, According to a research study report by the Entertainment Software Association (or ESA) and the NPD Group, the personal computer is the most common device used by gamers, with 56% of gamers opting for this platform.

Gaming consoles rank second at 53%, followed by mobile phones, wireless gadgets, and devoted portable systems at 36%, 31%, and 17%, respectively.

PlayStation 4 and Xbox One saw best YoY sales in December 2015
In December 2015, the sales of the Japan-based (EWJ) Sony (SNE) PlayStation 4 and Xbox One (MSFT) tape-recorded their best sales ever.

Since its launch, the overall sales of Sony PlayStation stand at roughly 40 million units worldwide. Microsoft has not launched its Xbox One figures in the last 12 months, Electronic Arts (EA) notes that the set up base for Xbox One is roughly 19 million units.

Nintendo (NTDOY) is anticipated to reveal the launch date of its next hardware system, NX, in 2016. Analysts do not anticipate Sony and Microsoft to reveal the launch of their next-generation consoles in the near future, however, as the PlayStation and Xbox One were launched in 2013.

As seen in the previous part of this series, software sales increased by 7% YoY in 2015. This is most likely to drive hardware sales, and experts expect the total growth rate to continue in the future.

The industry’s sales efficiency assisted to make 2015 a banner year for computer game; and we expect ongoing growth in several industry sectors for 2016, specified Joanne Hageman, president of the NPD Group.