Nintendo A Distant Third In ABI Research's Game Console Competitive Assessment

#1Nice_Kirbyfan9Posted 10/19/2013 4:50:43 AM
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Microsoft just edged Sony for the top position in ABI Research’s game console Competitive Assessment, based on expectations for the impact of Sony’s PS4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One game consoles. ABI Research evaluated a number of companies across three device categories: game consoles, smart set-top boxes, and TVs/Blu-ray players. Several factors were used to score each company based on two main axes of Innovation and Implementation. The assessment provides deep insight into consumer electronics ecosystems and modern video experiences in the connected home.

Sony fell to second in the game console assessment in part because key PlayStation 4 (PS4) differentiators like cloud gaming are still untested (and won’t be fully available at launch), but largely because Microsoft has shown more features on the broader entertainment front (e.g. hybrid premium/OTT services). Nintendo secured the third position but a significant gap remains between it and market leaders.

Senior analyst Michael Inouye commented, “With the hardware specs between Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PS4 so similar this leaves Nintendo’s Wii U on the outside. If not for Nintendo’s wider distribution network, console heritage, and first party titles it would start to find itself in closer competition with many of the new market entrants.”


Not since the fifth generation of consoles have there been so many competing platforms, but unlike the past there is room for optimism. In this analysis some new platforms scored fairly well due to relatively solid foundations – e.g. Android or Valve’s Steam. Before these new entrants compete on equal ground with the incumbents; however, the markets (mobile in particular) will need to further develop and evolve.

Practice director Sam Rosen added, “As we look at the distribution of companies in this analysis it might look as if we expect a bifurcation in console gaming - a high end populated by two premium platforms and a larger pool largely based on mobile ecosystems. While this might be true in the short term we anticipate the market will come to look more cohesive than not as technologies like cloud gaming place less emphasis on the hardware and more on platforms and services.”

These findings are part of ABI Research’s First Screen Video Devices Research Service (https://www.abiresearch.com/research/service/consumer-electronics/).

ABI Research provides in-depth analysis and quantitative forecasting of trends in global connectivity and other emerging technologies. From offices in North America, Europe and Asia, ABI Research’s worldwide team of experts advises thousands of decision makers through 70+ research and advisory services. Est. 1990. For more information visit www.abiresearch.com, or call +1.516.624.2500.


Interesting findings. Hopefully Nintendo can prove them wrong, but some decent third party support may be integral for that to happen.
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#2pakman3Posted 10/19/2013 4:58:15 AM
Nice_Kirbyfan9 posted...
http://www.heraldonline.com/2013/10/18/5317254/microsoft-just-edges-sony-in-abi.html

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Microsoft just edged Sony for the top position in ABI Research’s game console Competitive Assessment, based on expectations for the impact of Sony’s PS4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One game consoles. ABI Research evaluated a number of companies across three device categories: game consoles, smart set-top boxes, and TVs/Blu-ray players. Several factors were used to score each company based on two main axes of Innovation and Implementation. The assessment provides deep insight into consumer electronics ecosystems and modern video experiences in the connected home.

Sony fell to second in the game console assessment in part because key PlayStation 4 (PS4) differentiators like cloud gaming are still untested (and won’t be fully available at launch), but largely because Microsoft has shown more features on the broader entertainment front (e.g. hybrid premium/OTT services). Nintendo secured the third position but a significant gap remains between it and market leaders.

Senior analyst Michael Inouye commented, “With the hardware specs between Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PS4 so similar this leaves Nintendo’s Wii U on the outside. If not for Nintendo’s wider distribution network, console heritage, and first party titles it would start to find itself in closer competition with many of the new market entrants.”


Not since the fifth generation of consoles have there been so many competing platforms, but unlike the past there is room for optimism. In this analysis some new platforms scored fairly well due to relatively solid foundations – e.g. Android or Valve’s Steam. Before these new entrants compete on equal ground with the incumbents; however, the markets (mobile in particular) will need to further develop and evolve.

Practice director Sam Rosen added, “As we look at the distribution of companies in this analysis it might look as if we expect a bifurcation in console gaming - a high end populated by two premium platforms and a larger pool largely based on mobile ecosystems. While this might be true in the short term we anticipate the market will come to look more cohesive than not as technologies like cloud gaming place less emphasis on the hardware and more on platforms and services.”

These findings are part of ABI Research’s First Screen Video Devices Research Service (https://www.abiresearch.com/research/service/consumer-electronics/).

ABI Research provides in-depth analysis and quantitative forecasting of trends in global connectivity and other emerging technologies. From offices in North America, Europe and Asia, ABI Research’s worldwide team of experts advises thousands of decision makers through 70+ research and advisory services. Est. 1990. For more information visit www.abiresearch.com, or call +1.516.624.2500.


Interesting findings. Hopefully Nintendo can prove them wrong, but some decent third party support may be integral for that to happen.


reading comprehension fail.
#3Nice_Kirbyfan9(Topic Creator)Posted 10/19/2013 5:01:49 AM
pakman3 posted...
Nice_Kirbyfan9 posted...
http://www.heraldonline.com/2013/10/18/5317254/microsoft-just-edges-sony-in-abi.html

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Microsoft just edged Sony for the top position in ABI Research’s game console Competitive Assessment, based on expectations for the impact of Sony’s PS4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One game consoles. ABI Research evaluated a number of companies across three device categories: game consoles, smart set-top boxes, and TVs/Blu-ray players. Several factors were used to score each company based on two main axes of Innovation and Implementation. The assessment provides deep insight into consumer electronics ecosystems and modern video experiences in the connected home.

Sony fell to second in the game console assessment in part because key PlayStation 4 (PS4) differentiators like cloud gaming are still untested (and won’t be fully available at launch), but largely because Microsoft has shown more features on the broader entertainment front (e.g. hybrid premium/OTT services). Nintendo secured the third position but a significant gap remains between it and market leaders.

Senior analyst Michael Inouye commented, “With the hardware specs between Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PS4 so similar this leaves Nintendo’s Wii U on the outside. If not for Nintendo’s wider distribution network, console heritage, and first party titles it would start to find itself in closer competition with many of the new market entrants.”


Not since the fifth generation of consoles have there been so many competing platforms, but unlike the past there is room for optimism. In this analysis some new platforms scored fairly well due to relatively solid foundations – e.g. Android or Valve’s Steam. Before these new entrants compete on equal ground with the incumbents; however, the markets (mobile in particular) will need to further develop and evolve.

Practice director Sam Rosen added, “As we look at the distribution of companies in this analysis it might look as if we expect a bifurcation in console gaming - a high end populated by two premium platforms and a larger pool largely based on mobile ecosystems. While this might be true in the short term we anticipate the market will come to look more cohesive than not as technologies like cloud gaming place less emphasis on the hardware and more on platforms and services.”

These findings are part of ABI Research’s First Screen Video Devices Research Service (https://www.abiresearch.com/research/service/consumer-electronics/).

ABI Research provides in-depth analysis and quantitative forecasting of trends in global connectivity and other emerging technologies. From offices in North America, Europe and Asia, ABI Research’s worldwide team of experts advises thousands of decision makers through 70+ research and advisory services. Est. 1990. For more information visit www.abiresearch.com, or call +1.516.624.2500.


Interesting findings. Hopefully Nintendo can prove them wrong, but some decent third party support may be integral for that to happen.


reading comprehension fail.

Elaborate.
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#4MeanKirbyFan_1Posted 10/19/2013 5:05:40 AM
Wow pretty interesting actually.
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#5AceMosPosted 10/19/2013 5:37:27 AM
kirby dude just relax you hate nintendo we get it so just go hang with ya peeps on a dif board ma man

as the old saying goes if you can say somethign nice dont say anything at all
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#6DrSouljaBoi69Posted 10/19/2013 5:51:48 AM
Well yeah, they are still lacking features from the 360 and ps3
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#7Nice_Kirbyfan9(Topic Creator)Posted 10/19/2013 6:09:23 AM
AceMos posted...
kirby dude just relax you hate nintendo we get it so just go hang with ya peeps on a dif board ma man

as the old saying goes if you can say somethign nice dont say anything at all


Please enlighten me on what I said that was not "nice"
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#8AceMosPosted 10/19/2013 6:12:50 AM
Nice_Kirbyfan9 posted...
AceMos posted...
kirby dude just relax you hate nintendo we get it so just go hang with ya peeps on a dif board ma man

as the old saying goes if you can say somethign nice dont say anything at all


Please enlighten me on what I said that was not "nice"


the topic title

why dont you post abotu the massive bosot in sales the wii U has goten lately why do you only post negative news
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#9BloodychessPosted 10/19/2013 6:16:23 AM
AceMos posted...
Nice_Kirbyfan9 posted...
AceMos posted...
kirby dude just relax you hate nintendo we get it so just go hang with ya peeps on a dif board ma man

as the old saying goes if you can say somethign nice dont say anything at all


Please enlighten me on what I said that was not "nice"


the topic title

why dont you post abotu the massive bosot in sales the wii U has goten lately why do you only post negative news


That's just how Kirby works. There's a new Media Create with poor Nintendo sales? Kirby's got that covered. Media Create with good numbers? Someone else can do it, it's not like he's in charge of it or anything. Positive Nintendo news can be done by someone else, but we need a raincloud like Kirby around here. It's best he sticks to what he knows how to do.
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#10AceMosPosted 10/19/2013 6:19:24 AM
^ no we dont need a rain cloud like him as you put it

this board would be far better off with out him and his like minded friends

id like to to come to this board to just peacfully talk about the wii u

not have to see all this anoying topics form both sides of things

we had what 10 20 sonic topics last night about the game all about how bad it was or the reverse trolls acting like it was perfect or wtv
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