Despite the pandemic and lack of microcomponents, the new consoles of Sony and Microsoft have had quite good results. PS5 and Xbox series X | S have certainly been selling like hot bread since its launch at the end of 2020, and according to a well-known analyst, in 2021 a new record was reached in terms of expenses Of consumers in hardware.
Piers Harding-Rolls, Chief of Research for Firm Ampere Analysis , indicated that in 2021 more than $ 60 billion invested in the console market were recorded. The reality is that this figure could have been much higher, but as I mentioned earlier, the pandemic and the shortage of chips drastically slowed down.
On the other hand, Harding-Rolls mentions that subscription services, such as Xbox Game Pass , for example, could have had an important contribution to this figure. In the section of the software, including games, expansion passes, battle passes, as well as microtransractions, the expense decreased only by 1% compared to 2020.
As for companies as such, Sony Lead the market being responsible for 46% of console sales, followed by Nintendo with 29%, and Microsoft by 25%. However, the section of physical games is still dominated by Great N , although for the first time in history, the consumption of these products fell by 30%, as mentioned in another report.
Editor’s note: I do not imagine how different these figures would be if these consoles had not come out during such problem. And it is that until the date get a PS5 or X series remains a quite complex task, and it seems that the scarcity will last for another year.