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About the Console Report - Trend Hunter’s Console Trend Report analyzes trends and innovations in the video game industry, such as the latest Kinect games or the newest unlockable achievements in the Playstation Network. From new Xbox Live features to recent Wii reinventions of Nintendo classics made popular on Gameboy and Gamecube consoles, our research tracks the must-have gaming gadgets by major brands.

Who It's For - Our report will benefit software programmers, engineers, entertainment journalists, retail buyers and electronics store owners.

Use Trend Hunter’s Console Trend Report to remain on the forefront of gaming innovations.

The Console Trend Report, last published on Feb 26, 2014, includes 31 PRO Trends and 302 examples of console market research and console consumer trends related to: video games, online gaming, virtual reality, gaming apps, role playing games and console trends.

Custom Trend Reports - Jeremy Gutsche
trend research methodology Methodology - Our console research is based on Trend Hunter's 302 crowdsourced console trends and 1,905,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

What You'll Get:
• 31 Page / Slide Presentation Console PDF Report Console PPT Report
• 31 Page In-Depth Reading Report Console PDF Report

Contents:
• 31 Console PRO Trends
• 302 Console Examples
• 42 Console Videos (Online) Console Videos
• 1,812 Console Images (Online) Console Images
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Sample Console Pro Trends - Each Console PRO Trend is on its own slide with implications, a quantified score, and examples linked to online console articles, videos and images. Examples:

Sophisticated Arcade Gamer culture undergoes maturation to stay relevant with grown-up gamers Implications - Video games -- a market segment heavily made up of teenage boys -- are undergoing something of a maturation with products that appeal to the 30 or 40-something player that still takes pleasure in playing, but needs a balance between gaming and adult commitments like marriage, physical health or vehicle ownership. This new community for aging gamers removes the stigma associated with gaming after 20 and expands the market into new, unexplored areas that give new relevancy for a pastime predetermined as being juvenile or weird for men or women with their own children to partake in.
Sophisticated Arcade
Gamer culture undergoes maturation to stay relevant with grown-up gamers
7 Examples + Score + Implications


8-Bit Obsession Older gamers reintroduce retro gaming for pridefully negating new technologies Implications - Gaming has transcended beyond being a simple pastime to a fully immersive experience with regard to both technology and culture, but there is a growing fascination with regard to the games of yesteryear amidst Gen Y gamers that are bringing them back out of a nostalgic longing for childhood experiences. The distinct attention to downgraded technology negates smartphones and modern gaming consoles for something based solely out of culture to effectively switch up how younger generations interpret what's entertaining in the 21st century.
8-Bit Obsession
Older gamers reintroduce retro gaming for pridefully negating new technologies
7 Examples + Score + Implications


Parental Play Maintaining the parental bond beyond the umbilical cord Implications - In the midst of busy schedules, many modern parents find it challenging to maintain a bond with their babies without any added assistance. Thus, a wave of products designed to allow parents and babies to play together can be observed. These multiplayer, often multifunctional toys allow adults to maintain their busy schedules while playing with kids, proving that consumers want products that satisfy their needs while asking minimal sacrifice.
Parental Play
Maintaining the parental bond beyond the umbilical cord
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Viral Spoofvertising Adopting self-awareness, brands speak frankly to consumers through witty ads Implications - Consumers are constantly spoofing preachy or over-the-top advertisements, but the tables are turning as brands adopt a new-found sense of humor to join in the conversation by creating advertisements that are self-mocking in nature. This tongue-in-cheek tactic is creating a much more approachable image for brands as it acknowledges consumers directly for an enhanced, hip aesthetic. First made popular by brands like Old Spice, the "they know that we know" advertising approach is expanding past perceived boundaries with brands that lack a personable connection to Gen X and Y.
Viral Spoofvertising
Adopting self-awareness, brands speak frankly to consumers through witty ads
7 Examples + Score + Implications


Woodland Functionality Branch decor appeals to consumers who crave sustainably functional products Implications - With modern consumers becoming more in tune with environmental awareness and sustainability, efforts to infuse eco-friendly techniques into everyday lifestyles is becoming more prevalent. Tree branch decor offer homeowners the chance to incorporate the serenity of nature indoors, combining rustic elements of the environment with functional home products.
Woodland Functionality
Branch decor appeals to consumers who crave sustainably functional products
7 Examples + Score + Implications


Gamification Video game decor showcases a turn toward broader product appeal Implications - With businesses looking to expand their market audiences beyond projected demographics, techniques of merging designs into other retail areas offer ways to gain mass appeal. Video game references in home decor meets a demand for both nostalgic references and eclectic decor, opening up the video game market to more than one audience. This showcases the constant expansion of products into diverse markets.
Gamification
Video game decor showcases a turn toward broader product appeal
7 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 25 more Console PRO Trends and 302 examples!


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