Within the games market, there are a few companies that once made a breakthrough by releasing one of their consoles. The presented platforms have been competing with each other for many years. We are sure you are interested in the latest trends in the games industry. GamesMojo did everything for you. On GamesMojo.com you can find the freshest research on the bestselling consoles and the predictions for 2019.
Bestselling Consoles of January-August 2018
By August 2018, PS4 including its Slim and Pro versions had become the ultimate leader in global sales. You aren’t surprised, right? With 7.1 million sales, Nintendo Switch goes second. Xbox with 3.1 million sales became the bronze medalist.
Let’s see at the predictions for the end of 2018 based on the global schedule of sales.
Sales Forecast for the Rest of 2018
PS4 is a classic in the new version with a concise design and powerful hardware. Users love the PS4 for excellent ergonomics, built-in power supply, a large selection of games and an ergonomic joystick. Despite its leading position, the PlayStation4 shows drops in sales. The experts from GamesMojo think the main reasons are the next PS5 and increase of PvP genre popularity.
Compared with the PS4, the Xbox is larger, and a power supply is not built in. The main advantages are low power consumption, noiselessness and the ability to view multimedia. However, the graphics are worse than the PS4, and setting up games takes much time. The console also shows dynamic sales thanks to Forza Horizon 4 and the strong gaming lineup.
No wonder that the Nintendo Switch takes one of the leading positions on the market. This is the world’s first hybrid gaming console. It’s pretty simple to play on the go, and the games are really interesting and unique. In addition to the traditional series for Nintendo, there is a set of 1-2-Switch mini-games and projects of third-party developers, like TES V: Skyrim, FIFA 18 and Wolfenstein. The battery life is about 6 hours. The experts expect the significant growth in sales by the end of 2018. Currently as of October 2018 the Nintendo Switch Total Sales is setting at an impressive 22.6 million units.
The lightness and portability of this console make it appropriate for the busy commuter. However, their age means the developer will probably stop releasing them in the near future.
Everyone witnesses the decline of this console. Even in Japan, the sales have dropped dramatically.
Forecast for 2019
We can share some rumors about the consoles demand with you. According to GamesMojo research, the most expectable event is, of course, the release of the PS5. No one knows the exact date, but it will definitely affect the world of games. Other events are the next Xbox and renewed Nintendo Switch. On the other hand, the sales of 3DS will continue to drop and may be less than 1 million by the end of 2019.
To Sum Up
In general, users choose a console depending on its power and a list of games. If you are a fan of a particular series of games, think of a console that perfectly suits your game interest.