Gaming Consoles poised to explode in 2017

Jon Peddie Research (JPR), the industry's research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, today revealed the TV-gaming market saw a slight dip in 2016 from 2015, but is poised to make a dramatic jump in 2017.

Shipments are expected show a startling 77% growth in 2017

The introduction of a 4K PS4, a new Xbox-one (Scorpion), and the take up of the recently released Nintendo Switch promise to make 2017 the best year for gaming consoles in three years. Included in the mix are ARM-based devices like Nvidia’s Shield and Micro controllers from China.

2016 was a disappointment 

The enhanced PS4, and VR capability didn’t give the kick Sony and others had hoped for, nor did the slimed down Xbox-one. Nintendo’s Switch arrived late, but demonstrated a pent-up demand by getting off to a good start adding 2.7 million units to the market in Q1’17.

Shipments to the end of 2017 shows Sony leading in installed base market share