TV Gaming Market Study
Jon Peddie Research (JPR), the industry's research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, today revealed the TV-gaming market saw a slight dip in 2016 from 2015, but is poised to make a dramatic jump in 2017.
The introduction of a 4K PS4, a new Xbox-one (Scorpion), and the take up of the recently released Nintendo Switch promise to make 2017 the best year for gaming consoles in three years. Included in the mix are ARM-based devices like Nvidia’s Shield and Micro controllers from China.
2016 was a disappointment
The enhanced PS4, and VR capability didn’t give the kick Sony and others had hoped for, nor did the slimed down Xbox-one. Nintendo’s Switch arrived late, but demonstrated a pent-up demand by getting off to a good start adding 2.7 million units to the market in Q1’17.
The TV Gaming market is on the cusp of a major shift and expansion. Traditional highperformance consoles from Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony are still the gold standard in living room gaming but myriad other ways to play games on TV are now at the consumer’s disposal. Micro consoles, streaming systems, TV integrated systems, tablets, PCs connected to TVs, and handhelds with TV out capabilities are now also considered in the mix.
The forecast for all types of TV gaming devices is strong.
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