Moreover, 80% of buyers choose models with a disk drive.
According to a study by the M.Video-Eldorado group, for 9 months of 2023, unit sales of all consoles increased almost 2.5 times compared to last year. Demand for current generations of PlayStation and Xbox alone has tripled, and the share of sales of consoles with disc drives has increased to 80% from 50% last year.
Demand in the retro console segment continues, sales increased by 20%. Game lovers are also actively interested in Steam Deck – in July-September, sales were 2.1 times higher than in the first months of sales at the beginning of this year. Based on the results of 9 months, the volume of the entire gaming console market increased 2.5 times year on year and reached 850 thousand units.