According to a report in today’s issue of the Wall Street Journal, SEGA has made a strong gain in the video game markets, pulling away some of the market share from Sony and Nintendo.
Here are the numbers for market share in 4th Quarter 1999 (4th Quarter 1998 numbers follow in parentheses):
Sony – 52.9% (About 63%)
Nintendo – 31.8% (About 37%)
Sega – 15.3% (0.1%)
Sony – 64.3% (About 64%)
Nintendo – 28.6% (About 35%)
Sega – 7.1% (0.6%)
So as you can see, SEGA’s put a dent in the numbers, primarily Nintendo. The question now: Can SEGA keep this rise up when Nintendo and Sony launch their new systems later down the road?
For more details, I have placed a transcript of the full article here.