NPD analyst Mat Piscatella revealed that after 75 months on the market, the combined install base of the PS4 and Xbox One in the US market is up 6% compared to the PS3 and Xbox 360 at the same time, and a whopping 16% compared to the PS2 and Xbox.
All this and you still see journalists posting doom and gloom articles about the future of home consoles
Where have you seen anyone post something like that in the past 3 years?
https://www.cnet.com/news/g... https://www.androidauthorit... https://www.thesun.co.uk/te... https://www.ccn.com/the-ps5... - an article from today
@Chris That article from today really makes me laugh. I'm waiting for that one to make it here 😂 @Felix Everywhere
The past 3 years?! lol this article is from today https://www.ccn.com/the-ps5... and there are many many more. Where have you been all these years?
@christopher You do realize that this articles state the NEXT generation might be the last. If you know anything about technology and where we are heading, this is definitely a possibility! There will always be purists, but they can't support a generation of consoles if the masses adopt streaming.
Heres another lol https://n4g.com/news/232639...
@GamerRN: You do realize I'm replying to Felix with more samples of it? ***If you know anything about technology and where we are heading, this is definitely a possibility! *** Yeah, and I'm sitting here in my fully automated car watching a 4k streamed movie on my 5G phone. I'm also not playing on my PS4 or Xbox One because at the start of the 360/PS3 generation everyone was telling us that that generation would be the last one for home consoles. ***but they can't support a generation of consoles if the masses adopt streaming.*** Which is why everyone is bragging about their tens of millions of subscribers using their game streaming service, especially over at Google where Stadia didn't even warrant a mention in their last financial briefing. You know what we're hearing about? Amazon and Microsoft battling it out over a Military contract and not either of them showing anything relating to video game streaming services. Microsoft even only has allowed remote play via console much like what has been on PS4.
I'm ready for journalists to really go stark raving insane and just say that PS3 was Sony's last console, and the PS4 never existed, and Coleco in partnership with Tesla and the makers of Instant Pot, now rules the entire world, and their CEO is the ubiquitous Australian guy who does all the infomercials nowadays. It really does seem the most practical way forward, because if the stuff you make up about the future never happens, might as well make up stuff about the past....since that's what they do anyways to try and make their predictions of the future seem valid. "If you know anything about technology and where we are heading, this is definitely a possibility!" Sure, anything is possible. Practical...that's another story. Likely, that's yet another story. Markets exist, and the binary belief that there is only one gaming market is old and antiquated. Mobile was going to kill consoles. And that may have held some weight looking at it by the numbers. But that belief excluded the nature of mobile gaming, and the market it serves. Streaming is the same way. Streaming can serve those who use consoles or PC now. But, regardless of where technology is going, it's not going to be a complete replacement for hardware based solutions anytime soon. Because if you know where technology is going, it's not going in the consumers favor, because too many hands are in the cookie jar, and that cookie jar is being held by regulatory bodies around the world, and everyone wants a piece of the internet pie. ISP's can't even give reasonable internet now to most people for a decent price, but you know....it's possible that sometime in the undetermined future, they'll grow a heart three times its current size on Christmas morn, and gift the world the internet free or cheap, the way it was originally intended to be.
@rain You bring up multiple valid points. When people talk about this stuff they only seem to look at one part of the much larger picture. Not only that, this article shows this generation being ahead of the last one which was ahead of the last one. Each one growing yet all these industry folk try and act like gaming is transitioning into other forms. Even the article linked in comments above, there's a claim about the world moving to streaming. Ask Google how that's working out. It doesn't matter how many times people say mobile will kill traditional systems. It's not. Same with streaming.
People can always spin numbers. I do believe that the PS4 and XB1 sold less last month than the PS3 and 360 did in the month when they were at the same point in their lifespan. However, that’s a really dumb figure to fixate on. Lifetime sales are the actual important figure, but let’s just ignore that. Granted, the PS4 is largely responsible for bringing that figure up, but it does show that console gaming is not doomed.
Nice, console gaming is alive and kicking.
Mostly thanks to the way the PS4 has been performing in the US.
"Premium console gaming remains strong." So.....how is non-Premium console gaming doing and what is it?
Ouya ended in 2015. So, you know, not well.
Thanks to PS4. The xbox one is significantly behind the 360 at the same time-frame.
Xbox One and PS3 sales are around the same total in the US though
That's a quite an increase in PS consoles.
If you take the Xbox one out of the equation, then it's only 5%
We all know which console did most the heavy lifting on these numbers
Xbox One with it's 200 million sold and Kinect in every home!! /s
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.