(((37 million consoles to be sold in 2013 and 44 million in 2014)))
ogle "DON’T COUNT GAMING CONSOLES OUT IN 2013"
Jan 9, 2013
by Dan Graziano
Research firm IDC believes that sales will rebound in 2013 and 2014, however. It is predicted that with the Wii U and the rumored launch of Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox console, consoles sales will increase in 2013 by 10.1% to 37.4 million units. Sales are expected to further increase in 2014 to 44.6 million units, representing growth of 19.1%.
For all of calendar year 2012, hardware makers sold 353 million PCs in all of 2012, again using an averaged estimate from Gartner and IDC. Intel says AMD had only 15% of the PC market. If my mat is correct AMD must have been in 52.9 million PC's.
How much revenue will AMD make if 44.6 million game consoles are sold. With the PS/4 and Xbox 720 using both the graphics and CPU, that will be huge.
In 2014 I can easily see revenue increase by at least $250 million per quarter.