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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by sagema, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. sagema

    sagema 3D Artist

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    Money in US amounts I'm not counting Atari!
    Nintendo | Average Range $100-$200 | 60 million units
    SNES | Launch Price $200 | 49 million systems
    N64 | $100-$200 | 32.93 million systems
    Game Cube | $100-$200 | 21.20 million units
    DS | $150-$200 | DS | DS Lite 37 million units
    Game Boy | $50-$100 | 49 million units
    Nintendo Total 387 million hardware units worldwide

    PS1 | $150-$300 | 100.49 million units
    PS2 | $110-$300 | 105 million units
    PS3 | $500-$600 | 1.5 million (current estimate)
    Sony Total over 227 million hardware units

    Sega Genesis+Mega Drive | $100-$200 | 29 million
    Saturn | $400 | 10 million
    Sega CD | $? | 6 million
    Dreamcast | $100-$200 (estimate) | 10.6 million units

    Jaguar | $249 | 150,000
    Neo Geo | $600 | 1 million
    Turbo Graphix 16 | $200 | ?

    Xbox | $200-$300 | 24 million
    Xbox 360 | $300-$400 | 10.5 million

    The indicators are expensive game systems do awful on the market. It seems to be the theme that the cheaper system with less graphical power wins almost each time. If anyone remembers the PS2 was the weakest system of it's era. The Neo Geo, Saturn, DC, GC/Xbox were all graphics leaders in their eras. They all lost. Something to keep in mind during this current console wars. All info was from wiki and other sites, the PSP wasn't included.
     
  2. Flagel

    Flagel Soul of highest Calibur

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    I do love the sales figures of the ds :D
     
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    Chewie }GHS{Chewie

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    Very cool info. Any footnotes you want to add to the information. I'd like to copy and paste your stats (with proper attributes to you) but I'm leary to do so unless I know where you in turn gathered your numbers.

    -Chewie
     
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    i love the sales figures of the gamecube, it sold pathetically, whenever i see a gamecube walking down the street, i spit on it.
     
  5. Hondan

    Hondan Pink as a pistol

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    Nice info...
     
  6. sagema

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    That info wasn't easy to find. I was amazed at Nintendo's insane track record. I'm glad I did it. I learned a great deal about the past thanks to some Wiki research.
     
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    everything was fine except the neo geo price, im pretty sure it wasnt 600 dollars considering it was a gameboy with a joystick shaped like a psp...
     
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    u misssed out psp man
     
  9. scubasteve

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    missed out on wat? the neo geo? my mom wouldnt get it for me cuz i was pretty young wen it came out and i had the gameboy stuff, i bought like ever gameboy there was gameboy,gameboy pocket,gameboy color,gameboy advanced,gameboy advanced sp, but i didnt buy the ds or ds lite.
     
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    Very nice indeed, Gamecube sales are filarious, yes filarious...haha
     
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    Ohh good post sagema but i think you forgot to include the Gamegear & Mastersystem for Sega.
     
  12. sagema

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    I put in what I could find. And yes Neo Geo was $600 at launch! If anyone can add any PSP figures go ahead. The master system is added in with Sega Genesis sales.
     
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    Is it just me or are there no Wii figures there?
     
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    Have to factor in other stuff though. Anyone can sell record breaking numbers. Heck, if I sold my PS3's for $1 each I'd probably finally be able to sell them like hotcakes! (No I don't actually have PS3's, I sold mine at release for their initial BS prices :))

    Point is you'd have to factor in how much money you're making/losing per console, how much profit you expect to make from software, how many developers are willing to sign with you, etc. It isn't always as simple as lower the price, more we sell, greater the profit :). Otherwise you'd have a quick race to the bottom.

    Those numbers for the PSX and PS2 are astounding, though. 100k...Nintendo barely breaks that mark with combined sales of two systems, and Sony managed to pull it off twice. Then factor in the incredible library of games they [Sony] had in those days--my, my, where have they gone now.
     
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    UKResist Gabba 4 Life

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    psp lol they sold a few didnt they not as much as the ds though
     
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    I couldn't include Wii, reports of how many sold just aren't accurate enough. Some say 3 million, others say 7 million units.

    You didn't pay attention to what I wrote, vi3tmix. I said the systems that persued high end graphics, high end prices often failed. The more economic systems almost always won. The PS1-2 sold well because they had economically affordable products, games, system. The PS1 was more economic than the N64. Human greed seems to rear into each console wars, and has horrible results.
     
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    I beg to differ..

    It shows more of a trend of loss in gaming interest for Nintendo and the power of Sony. First of all, you can't compare PS3/Wii/X360 yet.. because the race has just begun there. But If you look at XBox/GC/PS2, the PS2 was more expensive than the Gamecube (and still is), yet it heavily outsold it. Same goes for the PS1 and N64. Also, the GameBoy has sold 49 million.. but that is over a huge time span of roughly 10 years.. and the DS is just a little more than 2 years old with 37 million copies, but double the price.. and its also selling like hotcakes and will probably easily take over the sales of GB.. and XBox 360 is on pace to sell more than GameCube.. even at its much higher price tag.
     
  18. blogman54

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    The reason why Gamecube failed is because it had a crapy selection of games. It was mostly all kids games. Kids don't have money we adults do, and we choose the PS2 or XBOX becuase it had games we wanted. But yeah I had a Sega Saturn. Sega wanted to make alot of money and it back fired. My parents bought it because they figured the more expensive the better the systeam.
     

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