Natasha Lomas on how the numbers are shaping up so far in the gaming console space:

The thing is neither of these new generation console flagships is selling very well when compared with previous generations of flagship consoles. The console market appears to be shrinking significantly — and that’s evidently having a knock-on impact on games studios and game development.

At this relatively early stage the new generation stacks up as follows: Wii U at 6 million, XB1 at ~4 million and PS4 at 6 million: a total of ~16 million. So only around 244 million to go — just to perform as well as the last generation. But with game budgets increasing a flat console market isn’t a good thing. This new generation needs to be outselling the last, not looking like it’s going to have a really tough time shipping the same.

I hate to say “I told you so” …but, well, I did.

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    So many people keeping saying this and everyone keeps accepting it as fact, but I don’t understand where this idea comes...
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    From what I can tell, a lot of people, myself included, are waiting on some actual GAMES worthy of a new console. Call...
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    The source article for this is clearly written by someone who doesn’t follow the console market closely (Irrational...
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    The new consoles aren’t doing well because there’s no compelling reason to buy one. I have an Xbox 360. It’s served me...
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