Feeds

Revealed: US console installed base figures

PS2 almost twice its rivals combined

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

The release of Activision's financial results yesterday brought with it a helpful breakdown of the installed bases of the various consoles in North America, including projections through to the end of financial year 2003/04.

As you might expect, the PlayStation 2 dominates the proceedings, with a current installed base of 19.2 million units. That is expected to grow to 24 million units by the end of the Activision financial year - pretty impressive growth for a console which is thought to have reached its lifetime sales peak.

The Xbox leads the GameCube slightly, with Microsoft's console boasting a six million-strong installed base as against 4.7 million for Nintendo's platform. These figures are expected to grow to eight million and six million, respectively, by the end of Activision's financial year, although it's not clear whether this takes into account Nintendo's recent resurgence following the GameCube price cut.

Nintendo may be trailing in the North American race, but it's got the handheld market all to itself and has clearly been taking advantage of this dominance - with an installed base of some 15.7 million units, and growth to 18 million units on the cards by the end of financial year 2003/04.

Copyright © 2003, GamesIndustry.biz

Whitepapers

A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.