There are now 100 Million Samsung Galaxy S phones in circulation. The first Galaxy S was launched in 2010. These Android OS phones break down in terms of model as:

  • 25 million Galaxy S smartphones
  • 40 million Galaxy S II smartphones
  • 41 million Galaxy S III smartphones

Apple hit the 100 Million iPhone mark in March 2011 after four years.

IDC_logoIDC put out a new research report “The Worldwide Video Game and Entertainment Console Hardware and Packaged Software 2012–2016 Forecast” with some interesting takeaways from analyst Lewis Ward, including:

  • PS3 has shipped an estimated 77 million bundles
  • Xbox360 has shipped approximately 76 million bundles

IDC estimates:

  • Nintendo’s Wii U will exceed 50 million bundles by year-end 2016
  • The volume of packaged game discs shipped will decline an average of roughly 3% per year through 2016
  • Eighth-generation console tie ratios will be approximately 25% lower than the tie ratios of seventh- or current-generation consoles

IESherpa Opinion – Although the number of physical games bought will decline, the number of digital games will likely increase at a faster rate, resulting in net growth for the games industry overall. Either way, we have another three years to see if this is correct and a lot can happen between now and then.

According to China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, China will have 800 Million Internet users by 2015.

According to Kantar Worldpanel ComTech: iOS was the top selling smartphone platform in the U.S, for the 12 week period ending November 25th, 2012. iPhone 5 helped push the number past 50 percent, the first time iOS has hit that level.

U.S. smartphone sales break down as:

  • iOS – 53.3%
  • Android -41.9%
  • Windows Mobile – 2.7%
  • Other – 2.1%