Ampere Analysis: Console market grew to record $60bn in 2021

Originally published on GamesIndustry.biz by James Batchelor

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Report estimes 2021 console spending reached $60bn, forecast at over $61bn for 2022Boxed games spend dropped below 30% market share for first time, services increased to 19%Sony accounts for 46% of all money spent on console games, hardware and services

A study by Ampere Analysis has estimated that spending on console games, hardware and services reached $60 billion last year, which the firm describes as “a record high.”

In the company’s report, head of games research Piers Harding-Rolls wrote that this growth was “held back” by the lack of availability for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, although

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