10 years later, computer graphics still dominate the market
Computers are still king in the home entertainment market, but that dominance is slowly slipping, as home theater is becoming increasingly popular.
According to new data from eMarketer, computer gaming and gaming consoles, as well as home entertainment are the most popular consumer products sold on the internet.
In total, computer game software and hardware accounted for 43% of online games sold in the first nine months of 2020, up from 37% in 2015.
However, gaming consoles are not the only ones in decline, with PCs, tablets, smart TVs, and even smart home appliances also in decline.
According the data, home theater remains the most dominant entertainment product category, accounting for 56% of all video game revenue in the US in 2020.
Gaming consoles and smart home devices were the most used in the same period, accounting in 30% and 27% of total video game sales, respectively.
However, in the last year, gaming console sales dropped 10% year over year, with the Wii U and Xbox One falling to their lowest sales in years.
The number of online video games sold decreased from 2.6 billion in 2020 to 1.6 Billion in 2020, as more people switched from playing on consoles to playing online.
According to the eMarker data, the average number of players per month has also decreased, from 1,000 to 600.