Discussion in 'Video Games' started by Phantom Thief, Aug 12, 2018.
Reality is, the NES dominated America more than anything else since and in absolute terms sold in the ballpark of every leading console since, and in relative to population terms sold more than most of them.
I always forget how well the GBA sold relative to its time on the market.
Absolutely amazing. Congrats nintendo.
same thing happened with Pokemon on GBA, a huge amount of copies were sold here, but they were not authentic.. they were fakes. almost every cartridge sold here was fake at least from a certain point going forward. the popularity of Pokemon was much higher than what official numbers show... you can tell this is the case with the way Pokemon GO exploded everywhere around the world.
Switch in one year made even more than Wii U's LTD? Damn that's harsh.
What the fuck was the Wii U, man.
The GameCube's attach rate still blows me away when you consider that Nintendo had all but stopped supporting it by second half 2005.
Wii and DS were such monsters
Due to Sony owning the factories and being able to cost cut better than anyone ever before, and using CDs which could be pressed for pennies, Sony got the PSOne down to a really cheap price, and a third of its total after the PS2 was out along with $10-20 budget software. Among the PS1's highest sellers are budget games like Frogger which sold in gas stations for $10, and the ~$20 Platinum/Greatest Hits versions of many many games vastly outsold their original prints. They managed the same trick again with the PS2.
So the while it was more competitive while the generation was running, final fugues look more blown out than that.
PS1 had 53% of the market; N64 had 37%. It wasn't as ridiculously mismatched as it was in the rest of the world, N64 managed to do remarkably well in NA.
How are you defining market leader?
So.many people I knew used PS2 as their DVD
PS3 is the first console that couldn't be cost cut as well as the others - and it dropped off very rapidly after a successor was released and got no more big exclusives, even its later big games were essentially made cross-gen like TLOU. Then again it and PSP were also the first time Sony lost so I guess they were on curves somewhat more like losing consoles, which typically peter out more rapidly.
I'm kinda surprised the cumulative home console number isn't further behind the portables. It's going to be really interesting to watch them the next couple years. The dual home console/portable approach has been their business plan for decades but the 3DS seems to be slowly fading.
I genuinely believe the GC deserved better for the games it had.
Super Smash Bros Melee
Super Monkey Ball
the system really had a fantastic library of games
if only word of mouth was as strong as it is today with social media..
the PS2 crushed the competition that gen and other systems never had a chance. there was unbelievable number of games releasing on that system, it was crazy...
I remember IGN even doing something like... game of the month, due to the huge number of releases..
and the marketing was dishonest for it with a lot of talks about how it is more powerful than a Super Computer
and even crazy things like this:
how did i believe that crap at the time... ~___~
800 Million here we go! I give it 4 years tops.
This doesn't count NES Classic etc right?
But right now both seem happy with selling 20 million a year.
Wow. Congrats Nintendo. That's an amazing achievement.
man, wiiu was not a good time for nintendo. i'm glad they dropped it and recovered so well.
Sony: "Over 500 Million units sold!"
Nintendo: "Hold my beer."
Reading this makes me sad for the GC. I loved the GC to pieces but it was never meant to be for them to survive :’(. Alot of great titles that have never seen the green light in sequels to todays age like Baten Kaitos Origins, Skies of Arcadia, Killer 7, Viewtiful Joe, Eternal Darkness, and a true successor to Super Mario Sunshine.
Nintendo, where is the red translucent switch with dock?
Nintendo’s home consoles before the NES. Japanese only and released in the 70’s.
Nintendo should re-launch a few million DS systems packed with a "best of" of first party titles just to sell another few million and take the PS2s crown
Imagine seeing these sales totals, seeing how grossly more consistent Nintendo's handhelds have performed vs. their home consoles, knowing the Switch functions as a bog standard handheld out-of-the-box, and still believe it's their handheld business that they killed off going the hybrid route.
Hopefully one day people will put their home console-centric biases aside and realize Nintendo's handheld business is alive and well with the Switch.
Wonder what it'd look like with Game and Watch thrown in.
Wii and DS account for over a third of the total here. That is just insane.
For instance Xbox 360 is among the 5 top selling console of all time in USA:
NES was an all-conquering console in Japan and US but in a time when console gaming was much smaller than today (couldn't be otherwise).