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Sony's PS3 Reached 31% Market Share in Q1 2010: Strategy Analytics

BOSTON --(Business Wire)--

Sony's PlayStation 3 console increased its global market share of current generation consoles to 31% in Q1 2010, according to analysis published by the Strategy Analytics (News - Alert) Connected Home Devices service. The report, "Games Consoles: Sony's PS3 Increases Global Share In Q1 2010," predicts that full year global sales of the PS3 will reach 14 million, compared to 17.5 million for Nintendo's Wii and 10.5 million for Microsoft's (News - Alert) Xbox 360.

"The PS3 continues to benefit from the price cut last September," notes David Mercer, Principal Analyst at Strategy Analytics. "This should help the PS3 maintain growth momentum throughout 2010. The introduction of the Ntal technology should also help re-energize Microsoft's Xbox 360 platform in the second half of the year."

 

The first calendar quarter is traditionally one of the weakest periods in console sales, according to this report. But it can provide a useful indicator to the relative performance of competing platforms.

Major uncertainties for sales in the remainder of 2010 include the extent and pace of the Wii's decline, and the impact of system enhancements for both the PS3 and the Xbox 360. Strategy Analytics predicts that total global home games console sales will fall by 9% in 2010.

Analyst Blog: http://blogs.strategyanalytics.com/dcp

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I really hope I'm reading this wrong or I'm going to get depressed in people again..



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this is nice. it would also mean PS3 is still being under tracked. wow thats my first time saying that.



...in Q1 2010. Misleading title, and I'm not sure if it was intentional or not.

Anyways, good job Sony.



he means 31% of sales this year I guess... that's his understanding of marketshare... (meaning he considers consoles like TVs or other home appliances... you perform on sales and userbase is irrelevant... which is wrong for consoles as you have game sales that is the major aspect of it all.) (and with his numbers it's even 33.3% sales, not 31%...)



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Hephaestos said:
he means 31% of sales this year I guess... that's his understanding of marketshare... (meaning he considers consoles like TVs or other home appliances... you perform on sales and userbase is irrelevant... which is wrong for consoles as you have game sales that is the major aspect of it all.) (and with his numbers it's even 33.3% sales,but for the year.)

 



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From here: http://www.vgchartz.com/forum/thread.php?id=109853

Well done Strategy Analytics... just a week late.



Good lord that is a terrible website they (Strategy Analytics) have.



Wow, great tracking then ioi! Spot on!



 

Oh good I was reading it wrong!



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