At the end of the previous generation of consoles could be heard opinions that this market is slowly ending. The great success of the PlayStation 4 showed otherwise. Best illustrated by the data was made available by the study group SuperDAT Research. It turns out that the latest consoles are selling faster than their predecessors.
The new consoles are doing well. – PlayStation 4 and Xbox One the fastest-selling consoles with their families.New consoles are doing well.
Until now, the PlayStation 4 were sold in 55 million copies. That’s more than the PlayStation 2 in the same period after its release. Thus, the PS4 is the fastest-selling console in history Sony.
Xbox One is far behind its rival, could boast of “only” 26 million copies sold, but the number is still higher than the 22.1 million earned in the same period of time by the Xbox 360.
PlayStation 2 remains the most popular console in history, with 155 million copies sold by the end of 2012. We’ll see if the PlayStation 4 will be able to break this record. – PlayStation 4 and Xbox One the fastest-selling consoles with their families.PlayStation 2 remains the most popular console in history, with 155 million copies sold by the end of 2012. We’ll see if the PlayStation 4 will be able to break this record.
Of course, the world population continues to grow, and many of the poorer countries to the rich, so the number of potential players is now higher than in the heyday PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360. Therefore, the growing popularity of consoles should not be any more surprising, but it is good to get confirmation of this in hard data, it means that the market is expanding and there is no indication that, in the near future this will change.
According SuperDAT Research excellent sales results also from the regular issuance of sets in which the consoles are included popular productions. In addition, analysts emphasize the growing role of digital distribution, increasing the attractiveness of these platforms in the eyes of many people. They stipulate that players will spend this year on buying digital versions of console games over 7.8 billion dollars.
It is worth noting that all the time are also growing markets DeskTop games and mobile applications. Generally, the whole industry seems to live now golden period. Exceptions are handheld and browser games. These two categories of record currently only large drops and does not seem to soon have to pick up.