The UK Television Landscape Report

Games console households

20 February 2020

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.

Ownership of any console saw a slight increase since Q3 2019 to stand at 7.92 million households in Q4 2019, representing a +1.6% increase on Q4 2018.

In terms of year-on-year change among the three tracked brands, access to an Xbox has declined by -2.7% since Q4 2018, while market-leader PlayStation has seen growth of +7.1% and Nintendo growth of +3.5%.

Note: The number of UK households declined from 28.58 million in Q1 2019 to 28.12 million in Q2 2019. UK household estimates are taken directly from UK Government figures. These were previously reported by the Ministry for Housing, Communities & National Government; from 2019, they have been reported by the Office for National Statistics, which has lower growth in its forecasts.