電視遊戲市場:街頭上市的新遊戲主機 - 多數Android遊戲主機的崛起
TV Gaming Market Study: Millions of Android Gaming Consoles on the Horizon - There's a New Game Machine in Town
|出版商||Jon Peddie Research||商品編碼||305057|
|電視遊戲市場:街頭上市的新遊戲主機 - 多數Android遊戲主機的崛起 TV Gaming Market Study: Millions of Android Gaming Consoles on the Horizon - There's a New Game Machine in Town|
|出版日期: 2015年09月01日||內容資訊: 英文||
根據JPR的上級分析師預測，今後PlayStation4、Xbox One、Nintendo Wii-U、為硬核遊戲機玩家的主流遊戲平台，不過，同時預計Amazon和Google等提供的Android為基礎的主機以更高的成長率發展，預計提供休閒遊戲玩家層和中核遊戲機玩家能輕鬆愉快享樂的遊戲。還有，Nvidia的Shield也開拓在主機或終端能享受Android遊戲的新領域，PC遊戲也具串流能力，也有吸引硬核遊戲玩家層的潛力。
There's a new game machine in town
Ted Pollak, Senior Gaming Analyst at JPR notes that Playstation 4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Wii-U will be the dominant platforms for hardcore console gamers. However, Android console offerings from Amazon, Google, and others are projected to grow at a much faster rate, and offer the casual to mid-core gamer an affordable way to play from the couch. Nvidia's Shield is also breaking new ground and can run Android games as a console or handheld. The device may also appeal to the hardcore with its ability to stream PC games.
Much of this phenomenon can be traced to the incredible leaps in general and graphics oriented processing power of the mobile chipset industry. Companies like Qualcomm, Nvidia, Imagination Technology, and Samsung are improving the capabilities of mobile chipsets by leaps and bounds. Jon Peddie, President of JPR notes that the “The mobile world is moving at lightning speed as it adds features for movies, gaming, and even content creation. 4K video is already a reality and it seems there are no boundaries on the public's appetite for better graphics and video”.
The console market in general has recently come under pressure from tablets and PC gaming. However the monetization of the hardcore console players, who remain at a stabilizing 90 million plus globally, will keep the business model for the top end going. Over time, the broader base of console gamers will likely consider Android, cable box, and other types of consoles such as the Sony Vita TV for more casual to mid core pursuits. Apple is always a potential threat as well.
The market will expand further as China opens its doors to traditional (but locally built) consoles, which will cannibalize more of the lower end PC gaming sales. China has a potential console market of 50 - 100 million gamers who would prefer to play on TV versus the traditional desktop setup. The middle class have increasingly more disposable income and mobile devices, causing the role of the internet café to lessen.
Another trend in the console market is the decline in sales of handheld gaming devices like the Sony Vita and Nintendo D3D. Much of this has to do with the influence of tablets and smartphones for portable gaming. However, as Android games are increasingly designed for use with gamepads, Android handhelds like the Nvidia Shield may stabilize the market in a few years. Sony and Nintendo's commitment to handhelds and the economics of lower volumes will have a drastic effect on the segment.
Market forecast for non-PC gaming devices
The video game market has been estimated to be a $100 billion high risk, high stakes industry with and a fast changing landscape. It is critical for companies in the gaming market to understand the emerging product segments in the console marketplace, how they relate to each other, and how the market is changing.