A new report from UKIE and GfK Chart-Track suggests that sales of hardware has been in decline since 2008, with last year seeing the biggest drop yet.
Compared to 2011, hardware sales fell by a total of 33.1 percent in 2012. Despite the arrival of both 3DS and PS Vita, sales of handhelds dropped 31.8 percent, while consoles dropped 34.1 percent.
This all makes for depressing reading and makes you wonder how much longer we can wait for the next generation to arrive.
The next Xbox and PlayStation will no doubt boost sales, however the market is changing so it makes you wonder if they'll be as successful this time around. Only time will tell.