The UK Television Landscape Report

Games console households

17 January 2017


The games console tracker follows the number of homes with a games console connected to a TV set. The Establishment Survey tracks each generation of the three main console brands: Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox and Nintendo.

In the last quarter, the overall rate of decline in console ownership accelerated, driven by sharper declines in ownership of earlier generations of Xbox, particularly Xbox 360. PlayStation has now overtaken Xbox as the most popular console platform: in the latest generation of consoles, PS4 continues grow faster than Xbox One, while ownership of earlier generations of PlayStation console is holding up better than for Xbox. Nintendo continues its steady decline as a console platform.