Surprise game news! Contrary to popular belief, Xbox is neck and neck with Nintendo.
Published on 02/28/2023 at 18:10
The three video game manufacturers are fighting on different terrains in order to expand their market share. Today, a business research organization Ampere Analysis estimated the power imbalance between Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft in the gaming industry. The result indicates a healthier Xbox ecosystem than we might have expected.
In 2022, the market will be down.
Ampere Analysis forecasts that the video game industry would drop 7.1 percent in 2002, but that it would reach 56.2 billion dollars in 2021, according to the company. Moreover, the macroeconomic landscape "has deteriorated throughout the year," making 2022 a "difficult year."
The PlayStation 5 would be sold globally for the first time in 2023, compared to an 18.8 million Xbox Series X|S units. Ampere claims that the small white console would have had the "high-end appeal" of its bigger holiday cousin.
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Xbox isn't lagging behind in terms of quality of play.
The most essential piece of the Ampere Analysis analysis report is the assessment of the three major gaming companies' power balance. Sony would be the undisputed leader with 45% of the market share, compared to Nintendo and 25.5 % for Microsoft. This might seem surprising considering that it is usual to expect the American giant to fall behind.
Microsoft "upped its console subscription share" and "recorded a new number of Xbox Game Pass subscribers" in the last three months of the year, according to the group.
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