Gamnesia writes: As of Nintendo's last official update on June 30th, Nintendo home consoles sales have just passed up the 300 million mark. See how it all breaks down!
Shouldn't Nintendo sale amount be way more higher ?, I mean PlayStation is at 500 mills and it was released in 1994, NES was released 1983 at least 11 year head start .... oh yeah I forgot Nintendo's anti technology idealism, oh well.
This is home consoles only. The article breaks down handhelds as well. Combined, it's well over 700 million.
Nintendo has sold over 300 Million home consoles over 7 generations (6 completed gens & the Switch gen)... PlayStation has sold over 400 Million home consoles over 4 generations (3 completed gens & the PS4 gen)… Xbox has sold give or take 165 Million** home consoles over 3 generations (2 completed gens & the XB1 gen)…(**Xbox's numbers are clearly harder to calculate b/c OG Xbox & Xbox One numbers can only be guesses/estimates)
Nintendo has 300 million home consoles sold and 427 million handheld consoles sold for a total of 727.11 million.
Not talking about handhelds here, really not relevant imo since this gaming industry is what it is today mostly because of game consoles, this is me being based in what handheld game has cause huge impact like a game console game, exactly none. ;)
Nintendo has sold 727.65 Million total consoles (home & handheld) in 35 years (20.79 Million per year) PlayStation has sold 525.30 Million total consoles (home & handheld) in 24 years (21.88 Million per year)
Right now if u just count sonys 4 home consoles they are at 427 million
@masterfox It's only not relevant because it would put it above PlayStation total which the recent 500 million included PSP and Vita. So therefore you need to stop cherry picking.
All the fanboys arguing over which plastic box sold more than the other. What tangible reward do you get out of Sony or Nintendo selling millions and millions of console? NOTHING.
@bom2 To answer your question, the more units they sell the more money they'll throw on the next console with better features and games for us to be convinced to buy one. The end result is pretty clear, they succeed and make money, we get to buy better hardware and software.
@uptownsoul What really counts is the margin Nintendo sold each console vs. Sony’s for these hardware numbers to be comparable. Nintendo probably had a much higher mark up. However, Sony’s digital services probably have much larger volume than Nintendo. Switch is a gold mine on the digital front again, though. Comparing oranges and apples here. They are all consoles, but the business model has fundamentally always been different. You have to look close to see that.
Why bring up handhelds? Nintendo has never really had any real competition on that front even Sony's attempts have been miscalculating because they have always tried to fit too much technology into handhelds making them too expensive as to compete with Nintendo's always less expensive hardware.
@masterfox Nintendo SAVED an industry that was dying when it bravely released it's NES. It paved the way for those that followed in a much more flourishing industry by the mid 90's. ;p
Yep people forget things like this all the time. Just like when Bill Gates saved Apple who went on to push the mp3 and phone market and be as big as they are today.
And Sony saved us from Nintendo. Nintendo made (and still make) great games but they weren't fit to have that level of control over the industry. They tried to prevent games handling mature themes, violence, etc. They wanted the violence to be toned down in Goldeneye and for the game to end with Bond shaking hands with all his enemies in a hospital. And this was during a time when the PlayStation was already forcing them to accept change. The PlayStation was as much a revolution as the NES was. Gaming would be far different today without it. People forget about that. lol. The NES also only "saved" gaming in America, not Europe.
lol.....Nintendo didn't "save" anything. They created an opportunity for themselves in the console market when Atari, Intellivision, etc. failed. And the fact is PC gaming still thrived during the CONSOLE crash.
Like I said, NINTENDO NES SAVED THE HOME CONSOLE MARKET. Go to any gaming history video on Youtube and let all the industry icons tell you what I just said! lmfao
@moonman "you either die a hero or live long enough to become the villain".
If they discuss handheld as well Sony would bite the dust.
Well just to let you know, you are happily playing your console games in healthy in a successful game industry not because handhelds is because consoles and more precisely thanks to Sony Playstation brand, if Playstation didn't exist and only Nintendo this industry would be a mediocre kinda toy industry sadly and all because Nintendo Anti technology idealism, won't go into detail why would be like that cause don't want this post to be any longer. And that is a true statement ;)
@masterfox We are still talking about console sale, aren’t we? If you want to talk about making games, you think only Sony is capable of making adult games?
To be fair, Nintendo has released twice as many handhelds.
masterfox you are such a deluded moron. So Sony can include handhelds in their 500 million plus but Nintendo can't? Jesus, stop fanboying so hard. You can't have it both ways. Grow the f up
dude chill up no need for the harsh words, I'm just throwing the facts :(
no you aren't, you are changing your narrative each and every time to suit your ridiculous ideologies. Give it a rest.
If you include all the systems then they are over 800 million.
Possibly/probably but then Nintendo never used to sell 100 million consoles handhelds sure but nes/snes/n64/GameCube all were 20/60 million consoles sold Wii sold 100 million. They still sold an impressive amount of consoles and the games to go with it Sony Sony have done massively well with 500 million 4 Home consoles. Xbox on 3rd gen and be lucky to have sold 150 million currently so compared to Sony who consistently sell 100 million home consoles when they release one, except PS3 as Xbox 360 gave it a great run for its money but Microsoft got some serious catching up to do.
The snes and nes were from a time where console sales didn't hit anywhere close to what they do now. Sony brought the console into the mainstream with the ps1, which is why it sold so much. Nintendo also had several duds in there in terms of sales which prevented them from keeping up.
"what handheld game has cause huge impact like a game console game, exactly none. ;)" One word for you, buddy: Pokémon. Inform yourself better next time before making embarrassing claims.
I’ll add the Game Boy Tetris to the mix...it was in every Game Boy. Maybe not 100% for it but DK’94 showed how to do depth of content. Link’s Awakening was an amazing feat and still one of my favorite Zelda’s period. And even if we loathe them, free-to-plays such as Fortnite got started on mobile devices with the freemium model.
Thats just home consoles, with handheld Nintendo would likely be close to double Playstation numbers. Not only do the have the highest rated games they also have the most sales too.
The Higuest rated games sounds like a lot hmn.
- 727.65 million is only 28% more than 525.30 million, which is no where close to double the numbers. - PS2 is the first console with over a billion sales in software
Yeah due to third party games, not Sony games. Nintendo games sell much more than Sony or MS games who as publishers have 2 or 3 games in the list of the 50 best selling games of all time... combined while Nintendo has 30 or so games.
platform is key. Without a good platform you cant sell a billion.
Imalwaysright is well....right! haha As many Sony fans would love to say Nintendo platforms are Mario and Zelda machines, how on earth can you spin Sony platforms are not Grand Theft Auto machines when that game has sold the most on PlayStation each and every generation? Call Of Duty, Madden and FIFA as well. In fact, most people who buy PlayStation didn't buy it for first party....until around PS3 and PS4. But still third party is the reason MOST people buy a PlayStation.
moon Sony doesn't make them IE available on other consoles IE why would people need a PlayStation if it was just for multiplatform games. Case in point right now MS has the X, the most powerful console available. PS4 is still powering through in hardware sales and software sales. Meaning the diverse lineup is what is selling the console. Nintendo has been selling consoles using the same characters since the nes...and rarely do they venture outside of those names with a new ip. Sony uses a few ps2 era Ip's still, but it reinforces those with a big new ips every generation. horizon, Bloodborne, Dreams, The order, Knack, Until Dawn, Ghosts, Death Stranding, Days Gone, Spiderman, and Detroit. They aren't all successful ( 2-3 were flops) but Sony is the only one experimenting and taking so many risks with new developers. They are not afraid to give franchises long breaks like God War, Infamous, sly, jack, LBP, Resistance, or socom. TLDR Your logic is terribly constructed. No one has to buy a ps4 for the games you mentioned, so therefore it can't be the same as a Nintendo-box.
Shame the article was only talking about home consoles then, huh? :-)
They could have perfect 10's across the board, still doesn't change the mario/zelda redundancies mixed with gimmicky controls they have completely become dependent on
If you count handhelds apple and Samsung beat nintendo. Sonys numbers would be higher too if they count pap and vita sales. While we are at it let's count windows sales numbers aince they play games and xbox is a windows counsel. It would be in the billions
I didn’t know Apple and Samsung make handheld console? I also didn’t know that Windows is a hardware console.
Nintendo has also been making games consoles for 11 more years... that is 2 more generations. Then you add in the number of handhelds and of course Nintendo is on top they have released how many game boy generations? vs Sonys 2 handhelds? Nintendo has 30% higher numbers just by virtue of having released more consoles.
@hench. Counting isn't for you mate.
Nintendo’s first home console was the 1977 Color TV-Game. The system sold 3 million and would mean Nintendo’s been in the gaming hardware business for 41 years, not 35 years.
As the article clearly states, this is going by Nintendo's officially released info on their Investor Relations page. They're not counting the Color TV-Game, so we're not either.
Switch is going to continue to add to this number. I love Nintendo history. :)
Switch is the best console I've ever owned. Being able to take my experience anywhere I want on the go is incredible. Nintendo has a bright future indeed!
You can’t say that here.....clearly
The switch is a handheld.
I played my switch on the TV yesterday, is it really just a handheld?
Yet this article included Switch in this total. Fail to read?
switch shouldn't count as a home console. I can pick up a psp and play on a tv. Mind you, I have switch, but it's a dockable handheld. Not a home console. Nintendo finessed the ones who'd fall for it
@Adnanilyas21 I used to play my psp on a TV, is it really just a handheld?
@Teflon02, remote play on PSP was laughable and barely was stable.
Don't be silly, it's a hybrid...
Dragonscale, even a PSP can connect to a TV ....
@adnan, you can play both the vita and psp on the tv and are both classed as handheld. The switch is no different lol.
Anyway we can change the article to 700 million? This is somewhat misleading after posting Playstation had sold 500 million
says home consoles. sony is ahead in that regard.
Yes but even Sony's "500 Million" number includes handhelds, so for comparison's sake I would go with the combined for the main point of an article then break it down inside.
It's just what the article said. Nintendo has plenty of years under its belt in the games industry as well.
@Oliver_Twist lol.....you are the guy that was ridiculing Sony fans for talking about PS4 sales. And yet here you are in yet another sales article. "It's funny to see people pretend to be excited about the overall sales of a company's product. Omg amazing sales! " http://n4g.com/news/2193386...
PRETTY obvious here why it's labeled this way.... Oh well
Sony has sold roughly 405 million "HOME" consoles. Where is this 500 million coming from unless you add PSP and Vita? Nintendo is king of hardware sold. PERIOD.
Ok then Sony is the "king" of home consoles sold and Nintendo is the "king" of handhelds sold.
That sounds correct. But why not include all the hardware sold from both companies? Every console they both have made is the reason for this booming industry.
Because the handheld and home console markets are not the same. Nintendo is obviously more in-line with the handheld market as the majority of their success have come from those devices. Sony hasn't had nearly the success in handhelds, but have sold over a 100 million more home consoles with fewer consoles released and less time on the market. The separation between the two companies is quite clear.
@razzer Thanks to third party games. If Nintendo had Grand Theft Auto well Sony wouldn't even be in the running. In fact the one time Nintendo had Grand Theft Auto, that platform sold as much as the PS2....the DS....haha. Now you made me do it and this will be crystal clear why Nintendo is clearly the top dog in total hardware. Top 10 consoles sold by region: Japan: (Nintendo) Nintendo DS 32,990,000 (Nintendo) Game Boy and Game Boy Color 32,470,000 (Nintendo) Nintendo 3DS 24,700,000 (Sony) PlayStation 2 21,454,325 (Nintendo) Famicom (NES) 19,350,000 (Nintendo) Super Famicom (Super NES) 17,170,000 (Nintendo) Game Boy Advance 16,960,000 (Sony) PlayStation Portable 16,867,853 (Nintendo) Wii 12,750,000 North America: (Nintendo) Nintendo DS 59,930,000 (Nintendo) Wii 48,640,000 (Sony) PlayStation 2 47,680,000 (Nintendo) Game Boy and Game Boy Color 44,060,000 (Nintendo) Game Boy Advance 41,640,000 (Sony) PlayStation 40,780,000 (Nintendo) Nintendo Entertainment System 34,000,000 (Nintendo) Nintendo 3DS 25,170,000 (Nintendo) Super Nintendo Entertainment System 23,350,000 (Sega) Genesis (Mega Drive) 21.4-22.4 million (Nintendo) Nintendo 64 20,630,000 (Nintendo) Nintendo GameCube 12,940,000 (Nintendo) Nintendo Switch 7,140,000 (Nintendo) Wii U 6,490,000 Europe: (This is where Sony dominates region wide) Sony PlayStation 2 November 24, 2000 48 million Sony PlayStation September 29, 1995 40.12 million Nintendo does come out on top in the UK and Spain but I can't find exact total figures by platform like the US and Japan.... It's easy to see that you can't right off a "handheld".....LOL. Nintendo platforms simply dominate any list. And in Japan and North America it's hard not to say that gamers own Nintendo platforms.
Who is righting off handhelds? Actually, you made my point exactly. Nintendo is primarily a handheld company. Your numbers show that. And I don't know why anyone thinks Nintendo should get a pass for failing to attract third party developers. The fact Sony has is to their credit and yes, a huge part of their success. "If Nintendo had Grand Theft Auto". Well, they didn't have GTA on their home consoles, now did they? And why is that Sony's problem? But you know where Nintendo did have GTA? lol....on their handheld. Which again proves my point. Nintendo is clearly the top dog of handhelds. Trying to extend that over to home consoles is just incorrect. BTW, your numbers for PS2 in North America are wrong. 53.65 million as of January 2013. I didn't check the rest but seeing PS2 below Wii was obviously wrong. https://en.wikipedia.org/wi...
Corrections noted..Wii and PS2 in North America are still pretty close though. PS2 as you showed has edged it out. But in Japan...the PS2 and NES sold about the same. And rightfully so as they both made huge impacts in the home console market with those platforms. I am not stating these numbers to take away anything from Sony's massive success in the home market with PS2 and the success they had with the PSP in the handheld market. I am showing that Nintendo platforms dominate any hardware chart by sheer number. How can you say Nintendo was not in Japanese and American homes whenever Sony was...lol. Clearly...lol. I guess we will have to see what GTA will do for Nintendo when it gets a proper home console version. If ever...lol. Can we agree that PS4 and Switch are selling excellent at the exact same time? We are witnessing why we can go around in circles all day. Nintendo and Sony has this thing on lockdown...lol.