The UK is expected to spend £1.2bn in retail shops for the Xbox One and PS4 this Christmas. Christmas sales are expected to be high with 1.3 million Xbox Ones and 1.8 million PS4s sold in the UK.
That's according to trade body the Entertainment Retailer's Association, which also says that number could rise to £3 billion if people are full of Christmas cheer. The figures are drawn from a consumer survey of over 2,000 people. If true, will make Christmas 2013 the biggest sale day ever for games stores.
The only thing that could go wrong is if there is not enough stock. It seems unlikely that there will be 3.1 million Xbox One and PS4 consoles in the channel this year. Still if it does, it could mark the end of the UK recession, which is a little odd if you think about it.
ERA director general Kim Bayley said the drama and excitement generated by PS4 and Xbox One look set to produce the sales boost retailers have been crying for.
That is true, I never thought that was true but Samsung recently got fined for doing this so apparently this kind of thing has been going on since the beginning of the stock market.
I'm short but I have to agree, I don't c it drop to 35 but it will probably test that 45 level and stay there for a while
now that the shutdown is in effect the whole market will correct big time.
You have to be the dumbest guy on here, short or long.
Last earning report AMD didn't have Sony & MIcrosoft deals, this qtr is the first qtr they include the chips they sold to Sony & MS so how is it possible that they miss ?
The PS4 and Xbox One are about to go on sale and both consoles are powered by custom AMD silicon. Analysts are expecting strong sales and AMD is bound to ship millions of Jaguar-based custom parts for Sony’s and Redmond’s latest consoles.
As a result, AMD is gaining market share in the x86 space. This is hardly surprising given the sheer volume of next-gen consoles that will be produced over the next few quarters, although AMD still lacks competitive x86 parts in the mid-range and high-end segments.
Mercury Research principal analyst Den McCarron told IDG that millions of new consoles will sell in the coming weeks, boosting AMD’s numbers in the process. Intel on the other hand still relies on shipments of PC and server parts, so the PC slump is taking its toll.
McCarron argues AMD’s long-term goal is to get outside the PC market. AMD is already seeing growth thanks to custom chips in the non-PC space. Meanwhile Intel is hoping to seize more tablet market share with Bay Trail parts. Neither AMD nor Intel have any smartphone at this point, although Intel is slowly getting there.
Intel ended Q3 with an 80.2 percent market share, down from 83.3 percent a year ago. AMD went up to 19.3 percent, up from 16.1 percent. However, in the PC space Intel actually gained share, while AMD’s share dropped from 16.1 to 15.8 percent.
AMD is unlikely to score big design wins for custom chips in the short run, but with emerging technologies like HSA its upcoming APU-based server parts and their custom derivatives could become a bit more interesting.
Really? HSA and HUMA = me too?
Once they get the cpu and gpu work in tandem to perfection lets see what intel will come up to combat that.
Right now its about software, just give the software developers a couple of years to convert to HSA.
no real reasons other than some of the shorts decided to cover as Nov is approaching, there could be a positive surprise to the console sale volume number so they don;t want to get caught with their pants down.
Intel should buy out AMD and license their x86 to someone else to avoid antitrust, AMD is certainly cheaper than Nvdia and Jen-Hsun Huang certainly does not want to play second fiddle.
A market correction is overdue, this will be the excuse, I moved 85% of my 401K money out of SP & Russel 2000 fund into stable couple weeks ago, expecting a 5-8% market pullback.
The fact that you're still here bashing the stock as hard as you confirms AMD's outlook, rosy :-)
It's ok YBadFriend, it's a free country, free speech so you're entitled to your own opinion, good luck with your short position.
x64 is NOT faster than x32, the real benefit is you have a much larger memory space to work with (think servers), for a phone ?? meh..
Until they can pack terabytes of memory into a phone, not a selling point.