During its latest financial conference call for investor and analysts, GameStop Chief Operating Officer Tony Bartel mentioned something rather interesting on the pace at which the retailer giant is selling PS4 and Xbox One consoles.
According to Bartel, sales of PS4 and Xbox One at GameStop are firmly outpacing that of their predecessors in the same period after launch.
“United States new hardware dollar sales grew 13.6% during the quarter versus a decline in the overall market, resulting in four points of hardware market share gain during the quarter. The console launch remained strong in its twenty-second month, as we have tripled the number of PS4 units that were sold versus the PS3 launch and have nearly doubled the Xbox One units versus the 360 launch.”
Bartel also mentioned that GameStop sells over half of the PS4 and Xbox One retail software moved in the United States, with a market share increased by 1% year on year and a 1.2% increase in overall sales.
Of course, the steep increase on PS4 and Xbox One sales compared to their predecessors doesn’t necessarily mean that the PS4 and Xbox One are selling respectively three times and twice as many as the PS3 and XBox 360 in the whole market. Those percentages are limited to GameStop, and likely partially reflect the fact that the firm has gained a much higher share of the market compared to the one it had during the prrevious generation.