The PlayStation 4 is already one of the biggest successes in the history of Sony and a new proof of this comes from IHS Market, which has revealed that the new generation console of the Japanese company took 57 percent Of the market in 2016. The 57% of market share led to close 2016 with 53 million consoles sold, far from the 27.6 million Xbox One sold at second. Nintendo 3DS / 2DS, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U and PlayStation Vita were light years behind the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
PlayStation 4 took 57% of the console market in 2016
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According to this market study, in that year, Sony managed to generate more than 19.7 billion dollars thanks to the console, games and their services, revealing that consoles remain a strong source of revenues, and it resulted in hog 51% of earnings, where the Xbox One by Microsoft reported 9,100 million dollars in profits (26%) while the Nintendo 3DS (and all its variants, including 2DS) generated 2,600 million with a share of 8 %.
As for 2017, the arrival of the Nintendo Switch is expected to represent a great growth to Nintendo, as well as a PlayStation 4 Pro which is selling really well. Microsoft will be the only one who could see low statistics, but at Christmas Microsoft is expected to launch Project Scorpio, the company’s next generation console will be announced in June.