Console Game Sales Forecasted to Set Record Even With Shortages

Console Game Sales Forecasted to Set Record Even With Shortages

The latest console forecasts for DFC Intelligence have been lowered to take into account shortages that are expected to last throughout the year. The good news is demand remains at record levels and video game sales continue to soar. However, the shortage could hurt the long-term future of the PlayStation 5. At the 2020 launch of the new systems consumers were leaning heavily towards the PlayStation 5 over the Xbox Series X/S. With the hardware shortage, Microsoft now has breathing spa.....
Video Game Sales To Set Record in 2021

Video Game Sales To Set Record in 2021

The COVID-19 stay-at-home orders helped drive video game sales to record levels in 2020. However, even as the world starts to return to normal the video game market remains on fire. Sales in 2021 are expected to surpass 2020 as DFC Intelligence forecasts the core video game software market will grow by 10%. DFC divides video games into three major segments: PC, console and mobile. In the past year the console and PC segments have seen the most exciting growth. In 2020 PC and console ga.....
Can PlayStation 5 Outperform Nintendo Switch in 2021?

Can PlayStation 5 Outperform Nintendo Switch in 2021?

The Nintendo Switch set records in 2020.   Despite being in tight supply, the Switch sold more hardware units than any game system during a single year.  In 2021 the main question is will the Switch once again be the best-selling system for the year or can the PlayStation 5 challenge its reign? The latest DFC Intelligence console video game forecasts predict a close race between the Pla.....
Nvidia Value More Than Sony/Nintendo Combined as PC Game Sales Soar

Nvidia Value More Than Sony/Nintendo Combined as PC Game Sales Soar

The past holiday season saw a focus on the launch of PlayStation 5 and the new Xbox systems.  However, some of the biggest news was the explosion of sales for PC games.  DFC Intelligence just released its latest PC game forecasts showing that 2020 revenue for PC games reached over $36 billion.  More importantly, this is not expected to be a temporary increase.  DFC Intelligence forecasts that soaring PC ha.....
PC Video Game Sales Soared in 2020

PC Video Game Sales Soared in 2020

Global stay-at-home orders were clearly a boon for PC games. After several years of fairly tepid growth, PC video game sales soared in 2020. The latest DFC Intelligence PC game forecasts estimates that worldwide revenue for PC video games was up 19% over 2019 to $36 billion. This sales increase was across all regions. Even China, which hasseen movement to mobile games saw 11% growth in PC games.....
Record Video Game Sales Expected in 2021

Record Video Game Sales Expected in 2021

The year 2020 was an interesting one for video games to say the least.  Unlike the suffering faced by much of the world, video game sales thrived as a prime entertainment option during stay-at-home orders.  Of course, many companies were not planning for COVID, so they were not able to take full advantage of the opportunity.  The question becomes what can the industry expect for 2021 in regards to video game sales? It was expected that sales for video game software would be down in .....
Will Sony Win the Console War by Default?

Will Sony Win the Console War by Default?

On September 16, Sony Interactive Entertainment gave an online presentation that revealed the launch date and price for the PlayStation 5. There were no major surprises. However, the event underlined how much of an advantage the PlayStation 5 has over the Xbox Series X/S. As expected, the Pla.....
Microsoft Throws a Hail Mary with Xbox Series S

Microsoft Throws a Hail Mary with Xbox Series S

The rumors about a watered-down digital only version of the upcoming Microsoft Xbox Series X have been going on for quite some time. In the past few days the details about the system, originally known as Project Lockhart, started to catch fire. Finally, on Tuesday September 8, Microsoft officially announced the rumors were true and a new system the Xbox Series S would launch November 10, 2020. The Xbox Series S will launch at the bargain price of $299. However, the Xbox Series S featur.....