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"The Console Market is Shrinking" is a BS Statement

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The console market is

shrinking 98 43.36%
 
staying the same 52 23.01%
 
growing 74 32.74%
 
Total:224

 

This is why, as BS as it is

2013

Global Hardware by Platform

PlatformYearly (change)Total
3DS 14,843,021 (+5%) 42,205,265
PS3 8,273,274 (-32%) 80,800,487
X360 5,808,811 (-46%) 80,096,282
PS4 4,414,273 (-46%) 4,414,273
WiiU 3,230,633 (+44%) 5,477,849
PSV 3,204,823 (-13%) 7,363,015
XOne 3,073,662 (-13%) 3,073,662
PSP 2,973,884 (-30%) 80,288,234
Wii 1,947,850 (-62%) 100,421,036
DS 818,084 (-73%) 153,814,209
Total48,588,315(-12%) 

 

2012

Global Hardware by Platform

PlatformYearly (change)Total
3DS 14,112,182 (+7%) 27,362,244
PS3 12,150,117 (-15%) 72,527,213
X360 10,677,206 (-22%) 74,287,471
Wii 5,082,024 (-56%) 98,473,186
PSP 4,220,108 (-43%) 77,314,350
PSV 3,674,466 (+663%) 4,156,039
DS 3,012,615 (-66%) 152,996,125
WiiU 2,247,216 (-66%) 2,247,216
Total55,175,934(-20%) 

 

2011

Global Hardware by Platform

PlatformYearly (change)Total
PS3 14,706,691 (+6%) 61,095,333
X360 13,808,365 (+4%) 63,769,444
3DS 13,250,062 (++4%) 13,250,062
Wii 11,522,685 (-33%) 93,428,231
DS 8,759,675 (-57%) 149,983,510
PSP 7,459,539 (-20%) 73,171,078
PSV 481,573 (-20%) 481,573
Total69,988,590(-6%) 

 

2010

Global Hardware by Platform

PlatformYearly (change)Total
DS 20,620,707 (-25%) 141,480,558
Wii 17,320,956 (-18%) 82,096,418
PS3 13,896,438 (+7%) 46,388,642
X360 13,253,914 (+32%) 49,961,079
PSP 9,243,328 (-6%) 65,532,833
Total74,335,343(-9%) 

2009

Global Hardware by Platform

PlatformYearly (change)Total
DS 27,573,530 (-7%) 121,371,545
Wii 21,295,417 (-12%) 64,991,750
PS3 12,997,974 (+27%) 32,376,827
X360 10,160,518 (-7%) 36,932,992
PSP 9,855,987 (-30%) 56,289,505
Total81,883,426(-8%) 

2008

Global Hardware by Platform

PlatformYearly (change)Total
DS 29,663,772 (+1%) 93,798,015
Wii 24,188,263 (+46%) 43,696,333
PSP 14,048,403 (+10%) 46,433,518
X360 10,913,123 (+38%) 26,772,474
PS3 10,204,758 (+29%) 19,378,853
Total89,018,319(+19%) 

Do you see the decline now??

 



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KingdomHeartsFan said:

This is the first gen the number is gonna go down.  


What makes you think that? I'm not saying you are wrong, but I am saying that you are 100% in tune with one of the strangest psychological phenomena of human beings; "the end is near" syndrome. Christians always think Jesus is just about to arrive on the clouds, and the console market is always about to shrink.

Do you have ANY reasoning, data or anything at all to back that up with?

The PS4 AND X1 are outselling every other console ever. That's what I have to back my statements up with.

Speak up.



before last gen systems were far more reliable, just think how many people are on their 3rd or 4th ps3/x360. i think within the main markets the amount of gamers is shrinking..

but if you add emerging markets to the mix, i think the potential for WW sales can grow



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chapset said:
People forget about the ouya, steam box, the nvidia console all those will sale ten's of consoles

They should be included of course, but I think it's better that we keep everyone's panties untwisted ;)



Wii U: 30 million

XBONE: 60 million

PS4: 200 million


That looks like growth to me.



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DerNebel said:
Yeah, they are talking about Gen 8, but that's mostly because Nintendo artificially expanded the 7th Gen market and then put out the Wii U which failed completely to pick up were the Wii left. PS4 and X1 are still ahead of their last gen counterparts.

Which basically means that the seventh generation would have already seen a contraction, if it hadn't been for Nintendo.



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LOL. I'm glad you acknowledge that it's BS!



People always say this when a generation is coming to a close, because sales are going down and somehow this is not to be expected with old products. It's really dumb and not worth mentioning.



RolStoppable said:
DerNebel said:
Yeah, they are talking about Gen 8, but that's mostly because Nintendo artificially expanded the 7th Gen market and then put out the Wii U which failed completely to pick up were the Wii left. PS4 and X1 are still ahead of their last gen counterparts.

Which basically means that the seventh generation would have already seen a contraction, if it hadn't been for Nintendo.


Looking at it another way: If Sony didn't fuck up so hard and actually built the PS3 out of components that could be sold for much cheaper later on (ala the PS2), then there'd have been a $129 PS3 on the market (for one year longer!) and how do you think that would've sold!?

So you can make contextual arguments all you like, but that doesn't help you when the figures don't agree with you. The PS4 and X1 will be cheap as chips to produce in 3or4 years from now. Think about it.



I think that the actual gaming market will remain mostly the same. The Wii really inflated gen 7's numbers. And the PS2 inflated a little bit of gen 6 numbers as well.
But the 80 million each of the PS360 aren't going anywhere. I have a hard time believing that 150-160 million people just ditched consoles to play Flappy Bird on their smartphones/tablets, which are totally killing videogames.